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Petition Launched to Name Manhattan Corner After Beastie Boys

The man who wanted to name a Brooklyn corner after The Notorious B.I.G. is now campaigning to name the Lower East Side corner where the "Paul's Boutique" cover was shot after the iconic hip-hop trio.

Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox: New Countersuit as Universal Music Watches Closely

The dispute isn't over -- after pulling Beastie Boys' "Girls" from one viral advertisement, the toy company could also find itself facing claims over music from Daft Punk and others in more ads.

‘Girls’ Viral Video: Beastie Boys Open Letter Says, ‘We Tried to Simply Ask … YOU sued US.’

"We were very impressed by the creativity and the message behind your ad," Mike D and Ad-Rock wrote about the commercial that's now at the center of a copyright fight.

Beastie Boys, ‘Girls’ Viral Video in Copyright Infringement Fight

Goldieblox, the company responsible for the "Princess Machine" advertisement, demands a declaratory judgment that its parody of the song is fair use.

Beastie Boys Can’t Escape ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Sampling Lawsuit

But here's why Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the late Adam Yauch came out ahead anyway in a judge's ruling this week.

Robin Thicke to Headline Pre-VMAs Concert Benefiting Lifebeat

The "Blurred Lines" singer's performance will take place on Friday, Aug. 23 at New York's Terminal 5.

David LaChapelle Designs Beastie Boys Skateboard for Charity

The photographer joins stars of sports, art and fashion for the "W Room and Boards" initiative, which aims to raise money for inner city youth programs.

Brooklyn Park Dedicated to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

In a ceremony held a day before the one-year anniversary of Yauch's death, Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz commended the Parks Department for honoring "one of Brooklyn’s most culturally influential sons."

Beastie Boys Sign Deal to Write Memoir

Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz will pen an atypical memoir -- being described as a "multidimensional experience" -- via a deal with Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau.

Beastie Boys Seek to Drop Bomb on ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Sampling Lawsuit

The group asks a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed the day before Adam Yauch died because casual observers won't be able to identify the source of samples.

Questlove To Teach ‘Classic Albums’ Course At NYU; Syllabus Will Include Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall,’ Beasties’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’

An NPR intern's dismissive review of Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation..." inadvertently brings the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" drummer to the Ivory Tower.

Kanye West Sued Over Song Sampling

A New York label claims the rapper illegally used bits of a 1969 song by New Orleans legend Eddie Bo in the chart-topping 2010 disc "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."