Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink

Before he died, Adam Yauch left a will specifying that he didn’t want his music or likeness used in any commercials, ever. It didn’t take long for some company to come along and test that. As Spin reports, the Beasties are suing Monster Energy Drink for using the group’s music in promos for something called Ruckus In The Rockies. The event’s website and social media campaign also used the group’s license and linked to a Beasties mega-mix from DJ Z-Trip, which used 26 of the group’s songs. In the suit, the Beasties claim that the Monster spots went up five days after Yauch’s death. Not even remotely cool, Monster.

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