In court last week, the Beastie Boys confirmed that they will not make new music after the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA. The remaining Beasties, Mike D and Ad-Rock, are embroiled in a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. for using their songs in promotional material without their permission.
In keeping with their staunch stance, Mike D and Ad-Rock informed the court that they would not be making new music without Yauch, according to the NY Daily News:
The third member of the band, Adam (MCA) Yauch, died in 2012, and Diamond made it clear he and Horovitz would never put out new Beasties music without him.
“We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died,” Diamond said.
“We can’t make new music.”
So, it should come as no surprise that they turned down a sizable sum of money for their song “Sabotage” to be used in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film of the same name:
“It felt like too much of an endorsement” of the movie, Diamond said, and “we weren’t fans of Mr. Schwarzenegger’s recent . . . work.” The movie bombed at the box office earlier this year.
Hey, not only do they have strong principles, they also have great taste in movies!