Blondie closed out the NME Awards show in Austin last night with a short but sweet set of hits and at least one surprise: a cover of Beastie Boys' '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party).' You can watch the performance here.
Remember that adorable commercial that took the catchy Beastie Boys song 'Girls' and re-worked it into a girl power anthem for engineering toys for little girls?
Well, apparently, the remaining band members didn't find it endearing, as they're currently suing for copyright infringement.
While fans may argue whether the Beastie Boys are more hip-hop or rock, one thing that’s unanimous: They never sold out. And if the late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s will is followed, they never will. The ‘Fight for Your Right’ rapper’s last will and testament bans his music from being used in ads.
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been released. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N Roses, Donna Summer, Beastie Boys, and The Cure are just a few of the names from the eclectic list of nominated artists.
Over 500 voters will receive ballots to vote for the winners, who be inducted into the hall of fame for 2012. Who else is nominated?
The Beastie Boys’ new single, ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,’ already had a nifty, Spike Jonze-directed video to its name — but the Beasties aren’t stopping there.
The venerable rap trio has just released an EP that backs the song’s single edit (featuring an appearance by Santigold) with five remixes and an a cappella version that invites fans to add their own spin to the track.