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Beastie Boys Songs In Commercials? Adam Yauch's Will Says No Way

The late great Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys had his will filed in a Manhattan Surrogate court on Tuesday. He left his entire fortune ($6.4 million) to his wife and daughter, and gave his wife the right to sell and manage his art. But there's also a clause in his will that prohibits the use of Beastie Boys songs in advertisements. Bandmates Mike D and Ad-Rock might still be able to sell their music to advertisers in the future, but right now, the precedent has been set, and we're willing to bet the other two-thirds of the Beasties might follow Yauch's lead. So you probably won't hear "Sabotage" in a Dr. Pepper commercial anytime soon. [P4K]

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