The Beastie Boys are suing Monster Energy Drink for using their music and names in promotional videos. This news comes immediately after the revelation that the late Adam "MCA" Yauch's will contained the following handwritten addition: "In no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes."

Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Yauch's estate were plaintiffs in the case. The suit claims the inclusion of the group's name and snippets from "Sabotage," "So Whatcha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" -- which totaled over three minutes -- wrongfully gave the impression that the group gave permission for their use.

The case was filed in New York. The videos in question were promotions for Ruckus in the Rockies, a Monster-sponsored event. Variety notes that penalties may be stiff, as the suit not only asks for an injunction but "statutory damages of $150,000 for each infringement of their works."

A trusts and estates lawyer writing on Forbes.com cautioned that Yauch's addition his will may not be valid.

"Yauch was likely making a statement to the world that life is about more than profit," writes Wendy Goffe. "He attempted to exercise control over his name, image and legacy in order to make that point. The sad irony is that Yauch’s heirs may desperately need that profit to pay the legal bills that result from his final act of defiance."

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    Official Full Length, Ultra HD and Explicit Director's Cut music video for Beastie Boys "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold)" off their album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Directed by the legendary Spike Jonze. Production Company: Oscilloscope. Producer: Samantha Storr Get Hot Sauce Committee Part Two on iTunes: itunes.com Make Some Noise at makesomenoise.fm http www.facebook.com twitter.com Music video by Beastie Boys performing Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Full Length). (P) (C) 2011 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of app...

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    Music video by The Beastie Boys performing Body Movin'. (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC

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    Beastie Boys on Saturday Night Live; November 21st, 1998 0:09 "Candy Striper Spartans" sketch ft. Adam Horovitz and Jennifer Love Hewitt 1:14 "Three MC's And One DJ" 3:53 "Sabotage" with special guest appearances by Nathan Wind, Vic Colfari and Alasondro Alegr

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    0:00 SURE SHOT: y'all gotta listen out for when Money Mark drops "Another One Bites The Dust" into the mix! 2:51 witness Mike D brazenly threatening to smash our little Adrock with a basket. OH THE HUMANITY! 3:16 SABOTAGE: fucken awesome. that is all. I don't own this video! I got this from The Lord Of The Beastie Videos - "Porkys1982"! PLEASE ch-check him out if you'd like to see more! This is his YouTube channel: the www.youtube.com This is his Vimeo page: vimeo.com He has over 40 hours of Beastie TV interviews and performances for your viewing pleasure. Props, Ben! xoxo NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED! Proud to be a member of the Beastie grrrl movement! twibbon.com

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