News featuring Beastie Boys

The following news stories mention Beastie Boys. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

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Monday 29th September

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Friday 26th September

  • Dead Prez, Pharoah Sanders, Peaking Lights, Alexis Taylor & more playing William Onyeabor tribute at Central Park fest

    Money Mark, Sinkane, more at Atomic Bomb! rehearsal (more by Rebecca Greenfield)

    Yesterday we mentioned David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is celebrating 25 years with a few NYC events this October, and that one of those was the previously-announced Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor performance happening at Central Park's Modern Sky Fest (10/4-5) (which also includes Blood Brothers, Liars, Cat Power and more). Now the lineup for this edition of Atomic Bomb! has been announced and it includes hip hop vets Dead Prez, free jazz pioneer Pharoah Sanders, psych duo Peaking Lights (who also remixed Onyeabor), British soul/funk singer Jamie Lidell, DFA-signed Yeasayer/of Montreal collaborator Sinkane, Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor, South African group The Mahotella Queens, Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark, and "a FANTASTIC group of horn players and Nigerian percussionists" with still more TBA. Tickets, including single day passes and 2-day passes, are still…

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’14 Sep 25 Thu

Thursday 25th September

  • Neil Diamond playing a secret show in Brooklyn (his first Brooklyn show ever?!?)

    Way before TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vivian Girls, Grizzly Bear, DIIV, Parquet Courts, A Place to Bury Strangers and the So So Glos... before the Lordz of Brooklyn, Type O Negative, Life of Agony and Biohazard from Brooklyn, NY... before Jay-Z, B.I.G, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lil Kim, GZA, RZA, and The Beastie Boys... before Pat Benatar even, there was a musician who was proud to be from Brooklyn and who made Brooklyn proud... no, not Barbara Streisand. I'm talking about NEIL DIAMOND!

    Is it possible though that Neil Diamond has NEVER actually played in Brooklyn? That's what they're saying. They're also saying that's going to change after Neil announces the location of a secret show happening this Monday in Brooklyn. The location will be announced Monday (9/29) at 8am by Neil. Doors to the show open at 5pm. Neil plays at…

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’14 Sep 24 Wed

Wednesday 24th September

  • Universal Sues Monster Energy Drink over Misappropriated Beastie Boys Tunes

    Monster Beverage Corp. is facing yet another lawsuit over copyright infringement issues, with two branches of the Universal Music Group now teaming up to sue the energy drink manufacturers over a 2012 promotional video that misused songs from the Beastie Boys catalogue. Reuters reports that Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram filed suit today (September 24) against Monster in New York federal court, seeking a minimum $1.2 million for the unauthorized use of five Beastie Boys compositions in an online promotion for the company's Ruckus in the Rockies snowboarding competition. This...Read More

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Friday 19th September

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Friday 12th September

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Friday 5th September

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Friday 22nd August

  • Long Live the Beastie Boys: Their Five Most Underappreciated Songs

    PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best.

    Beastie Boy MCA (Adam Yauch) died of cancer in 2012, but only in June did Beastie Mike D (Mike Diamond) finally and officially announce that the legendary hip-hop group is done making music under that name. For thirty years, the trio (the third being Adrock, aka Adam Horovitz) bounced in and out of each other’s rhymes with remarkable chemistry and balanced each other out to perfection: Mike D was the tenor with swagger, Adrock the…

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’14 Aug 19 Tue

Tuesday 19th August

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