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Beastie Boy's Will: Don't Put My Music in Ads

Adam Yauch doesn't want to sell out in death

(Newser) - Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who died in May , wanted to make sure his music was never used to shill corporate products after his death—so he wrote just such a directive into his will. Yauch, also known as MCA, dictated that no music or art he created can be... More »

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Dead at 47

Rapper known as MCA had been fighting cancer

(Newser) - One of the Beastie Boys has died: Adam "MCA" Yauch, who had been fighting cancer, is dead at age 47, report TMZ and GlobalGrind . Yauch and fellow Beasties Adam "Ad-rock" Horovitz and "Mike D" Diamond were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month,... More »

Beastie Boy Yauch Has Successful Cancer Surgery

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and is recovering at home, Rolling Stone reports. The rapper says he had the procedure a week and a half ago, and spent just one night in the hospital. Though his recovery is going... More »

Beastie Boy Yauch Has Cancer; Group Cancels Dates

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland and will undergo treatment, Billboard reports. The surgery and radiation forced the group to cancel summer tour dates and postpone the release of a new album. The outlook, though, is good. “It’s a pain in... More »

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