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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Resurfaces With New Music

Mike D of Beastie Boys has emerged with some new music, the first released since the death of his bandmate Adam Yauch (MCA) last year. He was commissioned by the fashion company Kenzo to compose a piece for their Spring/Summer 2014 show. The result is 'Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix).' Listen to the 10 minute track below.

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Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015

Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.

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Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy for Unlicensed Use of Songs; Adam Yauch’s Will Forbids His Music in Ads

The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of late member Adam Yauch have filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for the unauthorized use of their music in a new promotional campaign — and as the recently filed will of Yauch makes clear, the group will never agree to license its songs for ads.

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Adam Yauch’s Birthday Celebrated With Beastie Boys Party and Walking Tour in New York

New Yorkers continue to remember Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away of cancer in May. To celebrate what would have been Yauch’s 48th birthday this weekend, fans have organized an MCA party and walking tour throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Beastie Boys Have Plenty of Unreleased Material Reveals Producer Mario C.

Mario C., collaborator, producer and friend of the Beastie Boys, says that despite the untimely death of Adam “MCA” Yauch last month, we still may hear new Beasties songs in the future. He explains that there is still plenty of unreleased music on the way from the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

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Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video Reenacted by Kids

The Beastie Boys released a slew of amazing videos over the years, but perhaps none more memorable than the one for ‘Sabotage,’ the iconic cops-and-criminals clip for the first single off their 1994 album, ‘Ill Communication.’ Now, in the latest tribute to B-Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away earlier this month, a Portland-based filmmaker has reenacted the video with an absolutely adorable twist — he cast his two young boys and their nephew to fill in for Yauch, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.

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Beastie Boys Sales Surge After Death of Adam Yauch

In what was to be expected, sales of the Beastie Boys‘ music catalog have skyrocketed since the May 4 death of founding member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. The group’s album sales saw an increase of a whopping 1,235% in just two days since Yauch’s passing.

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Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D Comment on Death of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

The music world suffered a great loss when legendary hip hop artist and founding Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer. After an outpouring of support and condolences from artists and fans alike, surviving Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D have spoken out on the tragic loss of their friend and bandmate.

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New York Neighborhoods Celebrate Adam Yauch’s Legacy

The Beastie Boys were never shy to show love for their hometown of New York City. That love was returned Friday night (May 4) when news of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch‘s death was announced.

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Kid Rock Salutes Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Kid Rock has paid tribute to late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch with a heartfelt blog post detailing his gratitude to the pioneering hip-hop group for helping to pave the way for his own music career.

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Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Discussed Cancer and Treatment in 2009 Video

Everybody knows that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch succumbed to cancer on Friday (May 4), but fewer seem to know exactly what he was up against. The rapper’s three-year battle began in 2009 with a rare diagnosis: he had malignant tumors in the parotid gland, one of the salivary glands near the jaw and the ear, that had spread to the nearby lymph node. Not the best news, but he remained hopeful.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Show ‘Gratitude’ for Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.

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