And today we have another reason to mourn Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died in May -- his will sabotages any future attempts by the advertising industry to make money off his music. The will, filed Tuesday in Manhattan, reads:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.
The remaining Beasties, Ad-Rock and Mike D, already have slapped energy drink company Monster with a lawsuit over allegations of copyright infringement.
It was only a matter of time before Brooklyn paid homage to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, whose "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" anthem was given the nod by an Internet commenter shortly after Yauch's death Friday: "MCA can finally sleep, having arrived in Brooklyn."
Adam "MCA" Yauch, who co-founded pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys with Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz in 1979, has died. He was 48.
Yauch had been in treatment for cancer since 2009, when doctors discovered a tumor in his salivary gland. In addition to the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the Free Tibet movement and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts in th '90s.