Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's Will Forbids TV Advertising: Beastie Boys Rapper's Will Read in Court
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will now reveals that he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too. "In no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes," says the will, filed this week in a Manhattan court. Yauch, one of hip-hop's groundbreaking acts, died of cancer in May, aged 47. He was a founding member of the Beastie Boys, a group that helped hip-hop gain mainstream attention in the 1980s. They recorded four No. 1 albums and sold more than 40 million records.