The remaining members of the Beastie Boys were serious when they said they don’t want their music used in promotional material for products. The most recent saga is between the remaining members of the band and Monster Energy Drink, who used a Beastie Boys tune in an online video. Lawyers for Monster even acknowledge they “technically did violate” the group’s copyright but they don’t think they owe the $2 million in damages being sought by the group. Ad-Rock, also known as Adam Horovitz testified on behalf of the Beastie Boys and was eventually asked about the use of one of their songs in a watch companies snowboard video. Ad-Rock quickly shot back “we like sports”. The case is being heard in New York and a verdict could come soon. We’ll keep you posted.
On the too much partying disease, lead singer of Sum 41 says he will be back to normal in the very near future and that means he'll be back on the stage. However, it has yet to be seen if Deryck Whibley will be able to survive being a clean rock star or if he'll stumble again leading to the unfortunate demise of his liver. Then we get to Motorhead's Lemmy who band mates say is doing much better as well. Lemmy's health has been up and down in the past few years causing intermitent delays in the band's tour.
Hellyeah is gearing up to release their new album in a few weeks and we’ve already heard a couple of tunes including the increasingly popular song “Sangre por Sangre” available for request on QLZ today! The band is now streaming the song “Demons in the Dirt” online through a YouTube video. It’s definitely gonna be the metal anthem of the summer for metal heads abound. Listen today and plan on picking up the new album Blood for Blood June 10th. You can currently pre-order the album via iTunes. They’re currently finishing up a tour US tour but will back this Fall with Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat.
Bought by Apple
There’s been a big merger between Beats Electronics and Apple. The overpriced headphones and streaming music service was snatched up by the Macintosh company for $3 billion. That’s billion with a “B”. With that deal comes the companies founders, Dr. Dre and recording industry icon Jimmy Iovine taking leading roles in Apple’s music division. Apple hopes that buying Beats will help it secure the headphone market but also to revamp and revitalize their iTunes service.
Pearl Jam will be in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center October 3rd. Tickets go on sale today at 10am. Snatch them up before they sell out!
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