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 less than 11 hours ago.

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Wednesday 16th April

  • Goldieblox vs. the Beastie Boys: A Parable on Permissions

    When a song becomes forever connected with a product, particularly with the use of a parody lyric, it's deemed “baked” or “overused”.

    Above: Press photo of Beastie Boys. Photographer unknown Now that the Beastie Boys have gone on the offensive for the unlicensed and unauthorized use of their song “Girls”, written by Adam Horovitz and Rick Rubin, as used in the Goldieblox viral video campaign to feature their girls toy line... let’s try to unpack what actually happened and why songwriters and music publishers firmly believe that this was not a fair use. The introduction to the…

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Tuesday 8th April

  • check out these classic album covers in Google Street View (Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, PJ Harvey, The Beatles & more)

    In The Guardian's latest Google Street View series, they've posted pictures of classic album covers taken in public places pasted onto the Google Street View snapshot of the location. The post includes PJ Harvey's Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, Pink Floyd's Animals, Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (which is right here in NYC and not being renamed "Beastie Boys Square" anytime soon), Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (also NYC), The Streets' Original Pirate Material, Rush's Moving Pictures, The Beatles' Abbey Road, and more.

    That's the Dylan one above. Check out a couple more below & the rest at The Guardian.

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  • Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox lawsuit settled

    Remember the drama between toy company Goldieblox and their appropriation of Beastie Boys' "Girls" in an online ad that resulted in preempitve and actual lawsuits? Well it's been settled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No details have been released but the case has been "dismissed with prejudice" (aka settled forever).

    In other news, you can catch Ad Rock as part of Bridget Everette & the Tender Moments at Joe's Pub on March 27. Tickets are on sale.

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