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Beastie Boys vs. Led Zeppelin – Mash-Ups You Need to Hear

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Those who followed the Beastie Boys' early sampling trends would probably not be surprised by this mash-up, which finds them matched with classic rock icons Led Zeppelin. But the song choice comes from later in the Beasties' career when sampling wasn't as rampant, as mash-up master Nemozob pairs 'Ch-Check It Out' with Zeppelin's 'The Immigrant Song' to form 'The Immigrant Check.'

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Beastie Boys Respond to Sampling Lawsuit

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Back in May, the day before Adam 'MCA' Yauch tragically passed away, a lawsuit was filed against the , accusing them of illegally sampling music on 1986's 'License to Ill' and 1989's 'Paul's Boutique.' The group's lawyers responded this week, asking the suit to be dismissed.

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Joins Cancer Bats Onstage for Cover of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’

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It still doesn't seem real that Beastie Boys member Adam 'MCA' Yauch passed away earlier this year. As a part of one of modern music's most definitive group, the man was an innovator of the highest order. There has been countless tributes paid to MCA since his death, and the latest homage was delivered with style by GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus and current tourmates Cancer Bats, as they came together for a performance of the Beastie Boys classic 'Sabotage.'

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Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy for Unlicensed Use of Songs; Adam Yauch’s Will Forbids His Music in Ads

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of late member Adam Yauch have filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for the unauthorized use of their music in a new promotional campaign -- and as the recently filed will of Yauch makes clear, the group will never agree to license its songs for ads.

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Beastie Boys Fans Honor Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Legacy On the Eve of His Birthday

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When Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away earlier this year (May 4), it was a devastating blow to the music community. However, just a few short months later, fans are coming together to celebrate his life.

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Beastie Boys – Best Animated Album Covers

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'Hello Nasty'

Hello Nasty? Nah! There's only greatness inside this sardine tin as the three Beastie Boys are packaged away snug inside awaiting you to open them up and ingest the musical tastiness of such favorites as 'Intergalactic,' 'Body Movin',' and the 'Negotiation Limerick File.'

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Beastie Boys Have Plenty of Unreleased Material Reveals Producer Mario C.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

Mario C., collaborator, producer and friend of the Beastie Boys, says that despite the untimely death of Adam "MCA" Yauch last month, we still may hear new Beasties songs in the future. He explains that there is still plenty of unreleased music on the way from the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Set to Perform at Benefit Show in New York

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz is set to perform at a benefit gig for an imprisoned Russian punk rock act in Brooklyn, N.Y., tonight (June 12). This marks the rapper's first appearance since bandmate and friend Adam "MCA" Yauch was tragically lost after a three-year battle with cancer last month (May 4).

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Beastie Boys Offer Thoughts on Late Bandmate Adam Yauch

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond are still dealing with the loss of their longtime Beastie Boys bandmate Adam Yauch, and have now addressed his death in separate interviews with Rolling Stone.

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Late Beastie Boys Member Adam Yauch to Be Honored With ‘MCA Day’ in New York

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The death of Beastie Boys emcee Adam Yauch hit a lot of people hard, but there were some fans who immediately rallied to make sure that the man also known as MCA would get his day in his hometown of New York.

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