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Original Beastie Boys Guitarist John Berry Dead at 52

Guitarist John Berry, the original guitarist for Beastie Boys, died yesterday morning in a hospice facility in Danvers, Massachusetts, Rolling Stone reports. He was 52.
Rachel Brodsky / May 20, 2016

FIDLAR Cover ‘Sabotage’ in Memory of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

Although the Beastie Boys' catalogue is teeming with gems, one of its most instantly memorable ones is still "Sabotage." Punk band FIDLAR didn't recreate the famously over-the-top Spike…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

‘Licensed To Ill’ Is Now an (Unauthorized) Musical Based on the Beastie Boys’ Career

The Beastie Boys' seminal 1986 debut Licensed to Ill is now a play at London's Camden People's Theater. The DJ- and live music-led production will…
Harley Brown / October 23, 2015

Ad Rock and Mike D Just Filed a ‘Live Performances’ Beastie Boys Trademark Application

Update: Per Pitchfork, reps have responded. "There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch." Color us unsurprised. It's been three…
Brennan Carley / July 2, 2015

Ad-Rock Talks Touring With Madonna, But Won’t Touch a Fish on ‘The Tonight Show’

Following on a string of interesting recent interviews, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his role in the…
Colin Joyce / March 28, 2015

Beastie Boys Beat Legal Allegations Concerning ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Sampling

A judge has just dismissed a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys that claimed the legendary hip-hop trio used unauthorized samples on their 1989 album Paul's Boutique.
Brennan Carley / March 25, 2015

Ad-Rock Says He Once Auditioned for a Role in an Oliver Stone Film While Stoned

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock (a.k.a. Adam Horovitz) has a solid acting career shaping up for himself now that he's no longer on the front lines, fighting…
James Grebey / March 24, 2015

Beastie Boys’ Iconic ‘Licensed To Ill’ Achieves Diamond Status

The Beastie Boys' seminal 1986 debut album, Licensed To Ill, has officially sold more than ten million copies, making it one of a very select group of…
James Grebey / March 18, 2015

Beastie Boys Want Monster to Pay Them Another $2.4 Million in Legal Fees

The long, long saga of the Beastie Boys' legal battle with Monster continues, as the group is seeking an additional $2.4 million in legal fees. The…
James Grebey / January 20, 2015

Beastie Boys and Nas Team Up in Previously Unreleased ‘Too Many Rappers’ Video

Update: the Beastie Boys have uploaded the video their official account. Stream it above.Let's just assume that today, some vault somewhere opened up, giving us…
Brennan Carley / January 12, 2015

Judge Rules That Beastie Boys’ Monster Verdict Will Stay Intact

Remember how in 2012 Monster Beverage Corp used five Beastie Boys songs in a four-minute "megamix" video without the band's permission? And then the Boys sued…
Rachel Brodsky / December 5, 2014

Monster Energy Is Getting Sued by Universal Now Too for Stealing Beastie Boys Songs

When surviving Beastie Boys Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz successfully sued Monster Energy drink for $1.7 million in June for copyright infringement…
Colin Stutz / September 24, 2014

The Five Best Times Someone Other Than Kendrick Lamar Used ‘That Lady’

Kendrick Lamar's comeback single, "i," was released today, contained a very familiar (if rather unexpected) choice of sample: the Isley Brothers' "That Lady," a top-ten…
Andrew Unterberger / September 23, 2014

Fist-Pump! It’s the 50 Best BroDance Songs of All Time

What, specifically, is "BroDance"? BroDance is music that make bros dance — that is, physically move in their myriad of terrible and bro-tastic ways. BroDance…
SPIN Staff / September 16, 2014

Beastie Boys’ Mike D Designed a $5 Million Brooklyn Townhouse

Want a home designed by Michael Diamond a.k.a. the Beastie Boy's Mike D? One could be yours for $4,980,000.According to a posting on realtor The…
Colin Stutz / September 11, 2014

Your Labor Day Weekend Playlist: The 100 Best Alt-Rock Songs of 1994

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, the summer's last barbecues and beach parties find themselves wanting for the perfect soundtrack. SPIN has you covered with our "100…
Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as…
Kyle McGovern / August 18, 2014

Watch These Muppets ‘Cover’ the Beastie Boys’ ‘So What’cha Want’

Today, we are given the gift of rapping Muppets. But not just rapping Muppets. Seen above, director Mylo the Cat mines old footage of the Swedish Chef,…
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2014

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Remixes Ratking’s Wild and Wooly ‘Canal’

Above, Beastie Boys OG Ad-Rock gives more than your friendly nod, wink, and co-sign to New York rap avant-guardians Ratking — the brass-monkey enthusiast and…
Olivia Forman / July 31, 2014

Watch Beastie Boys’ Mike D Praise the Influence of Grunge

In the second installment of Mike D's video conversations with Vanity Fair, the Beastie Boys founder talks through a tour of '90s nostalgia, hitting on…
Olivia Forman / July 30, 2014
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