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It's Hard to Pick a Side in the Beastie Boys vs. Goldieblox Commercial Legal Battle

By Darrick Thomas on
(Getty | YouTube)If you spent any significant amount of time surfing the Internet last week, then you probably came across a delightful and refreshing video featuring three adorable little girls who ditch a princess-themed TV show in favor of building an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, while a modified version of Beastie Boys' "Girls" lyrics of empowerment replacing those of misogyny.The fact that the video is a commercial for a toy company called Goldieblox is secondary to the fact that the...Read Full Story

Adam Yauch (MCA) Last Performance Video: Bonnaroo 2009

By Deena Bustillo on
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys had died at the age of 47. It is not yet clear if the rapper, who had been battling cancer since 2009, passed away from the disease. Little information is currently available about the circumstances surrounding his death. What is known is that MCA, as he went by, went through surgery and radiation therapy for the cancerous parotid gland and lymph node. He also became vegan recently, as recommended by his doctors from Tibet. He and the guys were inducted into...Read Full Story

Adam Yauch (MCA) Daughter: Tenzin Losel Yauch (Picture)

By Deena Bustillo on
Adam Yauch, co-founder of the Beastie Boys, has passed away at the age of 47, reports TMZ. The musician had been fighting cancer since 2009, but it is not yet clear if his death was caused by the disease. Little information is available about his death at this time. MCA, as he went by, had a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node and underwent surgery and radiation therapy in hopes of curing the disease. His Tibetan doctors also suggested that he become vegan, which he did. Yauch leaves...Read Full Story

The Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Dies at 47

By Alicia Dennis on
American rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch of The Beastie Boys has died following a long battle with cancer.In 2009, the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel a tour and delay the release of their album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, after a tumor was discovered in Yauch's salivary gland. The group had not performed live since. Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz and Mike "Mike D" Diamond in 1979. Though the band had punk rock roots, it became best known for its often political...Read Full Story

Adam Yauch (MCA) Wife: Dechen Wangdu

By Deena Bustillo on
Adam Yauch, co-founder of the Beastie Boys, has passed away at the age of 47, reports TMZ. The rapper announced that he was being treated for cancer in 2009 and lost his battle after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy for the cancerous parotid gland and lymph node. MCA's publicist just released a statement, writing, "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam 'MCA' Yauch ... passed away in his native New York City this morning after a...Read Full Story