It was a battle of juggernauts between The Beastie Boys and Monster Energy Drink and the Beasties came out victorious. The hip hop rockers took Monster to court for copyright infringement and after months of legal wrangling, a jury awarded The Beastie Boys $1.7 million. Essentially what happened here is the Beastie Boys were trying to uphold their fallen band mate’s charge that their music not be used in advertisements. Monster did just that with an online advertisement for their energy drink. Monster admitted to using the music in ads but said they should only pay $125,000. Beastie wanted $2 million. Ultimately the jury had the last work and awarded the group $1.7 million. The Jury also pointed out that Monster copied the group’s persona which made it seem they endorsed the beverage. Monster’s lawyers says they will appeal.
You’ll be able to rock out to the new Hellyeah album Blood for Blood this weekend, even though it doesn’t come out until Tuesday. The band has made the entire album available to stream through a YouTube playlist. Stream it today! Also, request “Sangre Por Sangre” today!
New album deets
Rise Against have made their fans super happy with news of a new album. A teaser video reveals the details. The new album will drop July 15th and will be titled The Black Market That’s not the only news. The first single from the album titled “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” will be available to stream this coming Tuesday. A sample of the tune is available online.
Speaking of new albums, Red Hot Chili Peppers are in the studio, and there’s video evidence. The band posted the clip on Instagram showing the sound board, some nodding from band members and even Flea working on some bass riffs. When completed, the new album would be the band’s 11th studio album.
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