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  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    March 19, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit.

    The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” ”That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an...

  • Beastie Boys writing memoir

    JTA Staff

    April 30, 2013 | 10:58 am

    Michael Diamond (Mike D.) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the two surviving Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, to write a book about their careers.

    According to The New York Times, the Jewish rappers plan on being as out of the box in...

  • The Muslim-Jewish side of Russell Simmons

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is bringing his passion for Jewish-Muslim relations to the West Coast.

    Simmons, who co-founded record label Def Jam at the age of 26 and helped jumpstart the careers of the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, relocated from New York to Los Angeles in January...

  • Requiem for a Beastie: Remembering Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

    May 15, 2012 | 9:23 pm

    So, how was your Cinco de Mayo? Mine was awful.

    Blame the morning of May 4. That’s when I found out Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys had died at 47.

    Despite Yauch’s much-publicized cancer fight, I was stunned. With the May 3, 2011, release of “Hot Sauce Committee,...

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  • No, Adam Yauch wasn’t a yeshiva boy, but we can still claim him

    May 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
    According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some...

  • May 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 6, 2012 | 6:03 am

    Anti-Semitism: the Last Refuge of the Left

    British leftists are kowtowing to an ever-growing Islamist movement, at the expense ‎of Israel and the Jewish people, writes David Pryce-Jones in the National Review. ‎

    In order to focus their hostility, the enemies of Israel ascribe...

  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dies at 47

    May 4, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    Adam Yauch of the seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47 after battling cancer.

    Yauch, one of three members of the seminal hip-hop group, had been diagnosed in 2009 with cancer in his parotid gland and a lymph node. The news of Yauch’s death was first...

  • Beastie Boys to join Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

    December 8, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

    The pioneering hip-hop group made up of Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horowitz) will join a Hall of Fame class of 2012 that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N Roses,...

  • Without Hollywood Bowl, it’s a Sabotage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 24, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    Would have been going to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Beastie Boys tonight. But then MCA got cancer, and the OG Jew crew had to cancel its tour. At least we can enjoy “Sabotage” via YouTube. Get well, Yauch.

  • Cancer cancels Beastie Boys tour

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 20, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Adam Yauch, aka MCA, announced some terrible news today. The Beastie Boys upcoming tour has been canceled. Their next album postponed. MCA has cancer.

    “The reason we’re here talking is because I have some pretty heavy news to say,” Yauch said in the video. “About two months ago, I...

  • The Beastie Boys, Jesus and Me

    By Ezra Werb

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I had been dating my girlfriend for a month when I told her that my parents were coming to town for their yearly visit from the East Coast.

    "Do your parents know I'm a shiksa?" Laura asked, smirking sincerely.

    "Not yet," I said. "I haven't told them about you yet. But don't worry,...

  • Big-Screen Beasties

    By Karla S. Blume

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    You've probably never thought about what the music of the Beastie Boys and grandma's kugel have in common. Both artistic endeavors call for a recipe with a whole cup of spunk, a teaspoon of social and cultural justice and more than a pinch of love mixed in for the perfect...

  • The Sabbath Rap

    By Gaby Friedman

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The service begins with "Shalom Aleichem," but there's a twist: Injected between the traditional verses are some fast-talking, spoken-word interludes with messages for those entering into the ritual. "So recline, right after you drink this wine/ See this time is a gift from the mind...

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