Beastie Boys

Toys from GoldieBlox, and Oakland-based company. (CBS)

Oakland’s GoldieBlox Settles Lawsuit With The Beastie Boys Over ‘Girls’ Parody Commerical

An East Bay toy company settled its federal lawsuit on Monday against the Beastie Boys over its parody of the song “Girls” that appeared in a promotional video that went viral.

03/18/2014

The 11th Annual Webby Awards

Beastie Boys Sue GoldieBlox Over Copyright Infringement

The lawsuit claims that the toy company has infringed upon other artists, including Queen, Daft Punk, Kaskade & others…

12/12/2013

James Franco (left) & Seth Rogen (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The Outbreak: Viral Videos of The Week

James & Seth’s Kimye’ Video to the controversial Goldiblox ad, it’s all about “Girls” & parodies!

11/29/2013

Beastie Boys (credit: Nathanial Hornblower/Nasty Little Man)

GoldieBlox Offers Peace To ‘Beastie Boys’ In Open Letter

“Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.” – Excerpt from Goldiblox open letter

11/27/2013

Adam Horovitz & Michael Diamond of the “Beastie Boys” (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Beastie Boys In Legal Feud With Oakland Toymaker Over ‘Girls’ Viral Ad

The hip-hop group sent a letter to Oakland toymaker GoldieBlox over a viral commercial parodying the hit song “Girls”…

11/25/2013

Chuck D, Tom Morello, DJ Z Trip (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Z-Trip On GRAMMY Supergroup “It Never Felt Like Work.”

Capping the 55th GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J, blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D and DJ Z-Trip bridged a wide range of musical genres to unite for a […]

02/11/2013

LL Cool J (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

GRAMMYS Close With Star-Studded Finale

Capping the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J, blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D and DJ Z-Trip crossed a wide range of musical genres to unite for […]

02/10/2013

Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

We’ve seen reactions of grief over the early loss of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yaunch from celebrities, musicians, station staff and listeners. Now Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi…

05/07/2012

Adam Yauch (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Reacts To ‘Beastie Boys’ MCA, Adam Yauch’s Death

Local celebrities and those in the music community are in mourning over the loss of fellow musician/rapper, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys…

05/04/2012

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