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Beastie Boys Sued Over Sampling

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The Beastie Boys are being sued. On the eve of Adam Yauch's unfortunate death, the Beastie Boys were served with allegations from TufAmerica, claiming that the rap group and Universal Music Group sampled songs by go-go and R&B group Trouble Funk.

Beastie Boys Releasing New Album In May

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Hot damn! The Beastie Boys have finally set a release date for their new album - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2. The new album was originally titled Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 and scheduled for a September 2009 release, but Adam Yauch's cancer treatment put the album on the shelf. But on May 3, the new album will finally make its debut. Check the Hot Sauce...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2011 Nominees

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today its list of 15 nominees for the 2011 hall of fame inductees, according to Entertainment Weekly, and while there are a heady mix of artists included (Beastie Boys,  Donovan, Dr. John,  LL Cool J, and Tom Waits), there are a few head-scratchers worth noting.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Tells Fans About Cancer and India

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Those of you worried about Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch's recuperation after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his his left parotid (salivary) gland might be interested in his recent post about his trip to Dharamsala, India. After Yauch underwent surgery to remove the tumor which, fortunately was located early and was localized in a location that will not affect Yauch's vocal...

Adam Yauch Rests At Home After Surgery

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Beastie Boys fans and kind-hearted people - you may relax now. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys is safe at home resting after undergoing a surgery for his cancerous tumor. Yauch sent his fans a message via e-mail saying that the surgery was over a week and half ago and in actuality, he only spent one night in the hospital. At home, he to go "have home cooked...

Jay-Z Replaces Beastie Boys at All Points West

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With the unfortunate news of Adam Yauch's cancerous tumor, work on the new Beastie Boys album has been postponed and upcoming tour dates have been cancelled for surgery and rest. However, all festivals have been working hard to replace their slots with worthy candidates. We reported that Yeah Yeah Yeahs has taken the Beastie Boys slot at Lollapolooza, and now we have word from Billboard who...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Replace Beastie Boys At Lollapalooza

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Now that Pitchfork 2009 has happened, music goers are looking forward to the next big one: Lollpalooza. Much excitement was was generated from the fact that Beastie Boys were scheduled to perform as co-headliners. However, as we unfortunately reported yesterday, all Beastie Boys dates are canceled so Yauch can get his  rest. Work on the album...

The Beastie Boys Release Limited 12" Single

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We all got the sad news yesterday that Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys has cancer and that their tour and upcoming album has been postponed. If you're looking for a bit of remembrance, you can now pre-prder the limited pressing of 5,000 12" singles of the surprise performance between the Hip-Hop trio, The Beastie Boys and rapper Nas from this year's Bonnaroo festival. The single was recorded...

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys Has Cancer; Album And Tour On Hold

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The Beastie Boys have canceled all upcoming tour dates and pushed back the release date for their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part I, due to group member Adam Yauch's diagnosis last week of a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Watch Yauch's video statement below.

Pre-Order the Beastie Boys' III Communication Remastered Edition

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While the Beastie Boys get ready to headline Lollapalooza and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this summer, here is some exciting news: The rap-rock band is reissuing their album III Communication. Back in 1994, III Communication was the bands fourth album and it debuted at number one, quickly becoming an unstoppable force of nature. The albums hit...

Fans Lured By World-Class Bonnaroo Lineup: Springsteen, Phish, Wilco...

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Bonnaroo 2009 has some of the biggest names in music at the head of its lineup this year, including the reunited Phish, Beastie Boys, Wilco, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Animal Collective, Femi Kuti and Bruce Springsteen. "If there was such a thing as a recession-proof lineup this year, this had to be it," said Ashley...

Beastie Boys Check Your Head Giveaway Winners!

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We asked you to name three bands that the Beastie Boys have opened for in order to win the fabulous prize of a remastered version of Check Your Head (either on vinyl or CD)! Did you get lucky? Find out...

Beastie Boys Check Your Head Giveaway

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On April 7th, the Beastie Boys' reissued their highly successful album Check Your Head! The Check Your Head reissue coincides with the announcement today that Beastie Boys will headline the Hollywood Bowl on September 24. Following on a confirmed appearance at this summer's Bonnaroo festival and ongoing speculation regarding the band's appearances at various summer...

All Points West Lineup

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New Jersey's All Points West Festival tickets will be held July 31 through August 2 and its organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Beastie Boys, Tool, and Coldplay will each headline a day. Tickets go on sale Friday for the festival, which is in its second year and takes place at Liberty State...

Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Jane's Addiction Possibly Headlining...

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Here we are again as we try to find out if the rumors are true. Pitchfork has announced their intial lineup so it's only natural for people to guess the headliners for Lollapalooza next. As another festival held in Chicago, Lollapalooza will take place from August 7th - August 9th in Grant Park. Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, and Jane's Addiction are said to be a "lock in" by...

Bonnaroo Lineup is Here! Springsteen, Phish, Beastie Boys, NIN to Headline

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Just a week ago, Bonnaroo's website advertised that the 2009 lineup would be revealed Feb. 3. Well, those SOBs pulled fast one on us and announced the lineup yesterday! Sorry folks, apparently rumors are just rumors - no Zeppelin this year. But they did snag Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! And Phish (called that one) returning to the 'Roo stage for...

Weekend Round Up: Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Grammys, Starbucks, David...

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You may have been kickin' it with a cold one (or six) all weekend, blissfully oblivious to the outside world, but the music world never sleeps! Here are a few headlines that you might've missed in the past couple of days: Despite a cameo in M.I.A.'s video for her Grammy-nominated "Paper Planes," the Beastie Boys denied claims that the female rapper would...