The Beastie Boys Refuse To Make New Music Without MCA
The Beastie Boys (or what remains of them) have been wrapped up in a legal dispute with Monster Energy Drinks over the use of their likeness and it seems to be getting the better of them. In his testimony, Mike D claimed that the remaining duo has been deeply affected by the loss of their brother, explaining:
“the Beastie Boys have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch died, and the group can’t make new music.”
Understandably so, as it would be difficult to imagine what their breakout single “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” would have been like without the def ale sippin’ styles of one MCA. And how would you know “What’cha Want” if Yauch didn’t proclaim himself to be “as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce”? It seems these legal proceedings are unearthing some cold gospels Beastie fans likely would rather not hear. There’s still hope, folks. None of this means that we won’t hear Ad-Rock and Mike D rhyming together anymore, rather that if we do, it probably won’t be as The Beastie Boys. So keep your head up, fam. We’ll have plenty more on the boys as details of their court battle roll out.