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Beastie Boys no longer a going concern

By | Published on Tuesday 3 June 2014

Beastie Boys

The surviving members of Beastie Boys have apparently discontinued the project, following the death of Adam Yauch in 2012.

Testifying at the band’s ongoing trial against Monster Energy Drink over the unauthorised use of their music, New York Daily News reports that Mike Diamond said: “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died. We can’t make new music”.

As previously reported, Beastie Boys are suing Monster for $2 million for using some of their music in an online video. The brand admits its mistake but argues that the amount of damages the group are asking for is too high.