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Slipknot Members Join Korn On Stage For Beastie Boys “Sabotage” Cover (Video)
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Korn and Slipknot Cover

At a recent tour stop in London, England, Corey Taylor and Jim Root of Slipknot joined tour mates Korn on stage for a surprise cover version of The Beastie Boys classic song “Sabotage.” As evidenced in the fan footage below, the live cover was a high energy affair that brought down the house.

Korn and Slipknot are currently on tour together along with Flint, MI, band King 810 on the Prepare For Hell Tour. If you haven’t seen them yet, you still can on the few remaining dates in the following locations…

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Beastie Boys’ “Girls” The Center Of Copyright Infringement Battle With Toy Company
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Beastie Boys

Copyright infringement is the subject at hand and the violated are The Beastie Boys, who are being sued by a company called Goldieblox, who used the group’s song “Girls” for one of their ads. This seems to have been a pre-emptive strike by the toy company, whose suit’s main focal point is that the band threatened the company with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

The ad has the visual imagery of three girls playing with a contraption straight out of the whimsical and intricately creative mind of Rube Goldberg to the tune of “Girls,” but with the original lyrics changed to reflect female empowerment. As usually is the wont, the video went viral with over seven million hits when the brouhaha started, kickstarting a backlash and flurry of lawyers textually exclaiming that the copyright infringement does not fall into the fair use category, that the use of the song’s intellectual property has been infringed upon, and it’s a “big problem that has a significant impact.”

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: The Beastie Boys ‘Paul’s Boutique’
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Paul’s Boutique, one of hip hop’s finest sonic hours by The Beastie Boys, especially in terms of its adventurous approach to the genre, is now available in MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.

The follow-up release to their wildly successful License to Ill album, while Paul’s Boutique didn’t hit the same targets its predecessor did in terms of sales, it instantly became an album which raised eyebrows in the hip hop/rap community for its almost Sgt. Pepper-like approach to the sounds and styles. For one of the first times during that Golden Age of rap music in the mid to late 1980s, here was a record which seemed to have as much importance on the musicality as the lyrics and beats did. Mining from an endless well of sampling, spontaneous drum lines that seem to weave their way around this musical labyrinth, and bass lines that punctuate and illuminate each song, the trio with the wacky swagger still has their pseudo-juvenile delinquent punk style still firmly in place, but one can clearly hear a change in direction and an advancement in sound overall. Paul’s Boutique remains a huge checkpoint in the history of not only hip hop and rap, but music in general.

Browse over 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each!

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Movie Review: VH1 Rock Doc ‘Downloaded’
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Downloaded Movie PosterDownloaded
Director: Alex Winter
Cast: Shawn Fanning, Sean Parker, Don Lenner, Hilary Rosen, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Lars Ulrich, Trent Reznor
VH1 Rock Docs
Not Rated | 106 Minutes
Release Date: March 10th, 2013 (SXSW)

Directed by Alex Winter (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Freaked), Downloaded chronicles the evolution of digital media, focusing primarily on the rise and fall of the pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service Napster.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, software developers, musicians, and the music industry elite, Downloaded explores the controversial file sharing software and follows Napster’s rise in 1998, through the gauntlet of copyright infringement lawsuits, to its acquisition by Rhapsody in 2011.

Some of those interviewed for Winter’s documentary include Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, former Sony Music Chairman Don Lenner, former CEO of the RIAA Hilary Rosen, Beastie Boys’ Mike D, and Noel Gallagher of Oasis.

Although there were already networks that facilitated the distribution of files across the Internet, such as IRC, Hotline, and USENET, Napster specialized in MP3 files, a user-friendly interface, and lightning-fast search speeds. At its peak, Napster had about 80 million registered users and revolutionized the music industry for better or for worse.

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Doom Digest: Inspector Spacetime, The Beastie Boys, Batman, Darth Vader, Fast & Furious
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Doom Digest

Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.

Today: Children recreate The Beastie Boys video “Sabotage,” Batman teams up with Mountain Dew, Karen Gillan aka Amy Pond of Doctor Who talks Inspector Spacetime, a supercut of all the gear-shifting scenes from the Fast & Furious movie, and a Darth Vader USB Port Hub that someone really needs to get for me, plus Bits Of Doom.

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The Beastie Boys’ ‘Sure Shot’ Deconstructed
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Sure Shot Deconstructed

The tragic death of Adam Yauch on May 4th sent shockwaves around the musical community, not to mention a sense of loss and grief from millions of fans everywhere who grew up with The Beastie Boys and got down with their bad selves to the sonic fury and fervor of that storied hip hop group. Mike D, Ad Rock, and Yauch, known as MCA, who arguably was the best of the trio, with rhymes that flowed like wine from Napa Valley, smooth and intense, soulful and with a sheen that blared out first from boom boxes then CD players, and now MP3 players everywhere.

Yauch will be missed, as with his death comes a loss of that oft used term “innocence” for a generation who came of age in the early 1980s that I was a part of, and maybe you were also. In an American 1980’s society then choked by Reaganomics, The Beastie Boys, with their loose wild, Animal House, juvee style, was like spray painting a mustache on the Lincoln Memorial and then blowing it up with dynamite. They had plenty of great songs throughout their career and they also had a nice propensity for throwing sharp and smart pop culture references in some of their songs, especially the lead off track from their cool as ice Ill Communication album, “Sure Shot.” From 1994. That song has lyrics that are easy to flow along in a hip (hop) karaoke style when one listens to it, but it’s also laden with pop cultural references that may be off many people’s radars. Now, as a public service to our faithful Geeks Of Doom readers, I, Stoogeypedia, the Underdog of all and everything pop cultural, break down the references in “Sure Shot.”

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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 12: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Beastie Boys
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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 12: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Beastie Boys

The twelfth episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Greg takes a look at the underplayed third trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Marc Webb. For our music selection this week, Andy pays tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys who sadly passed away this week, with "Fight For Your Right To Party".

Later, we take a look at an awesome Metal cover of the music from Doctor Who, by phenomenal guitarist Eric Calderone aka 331Erock. We also take a glance at the new intriguing comic series by Brian Churilla called The Secret History of D. B. Cooper.

Podcast

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It Came From The Interwebs: Tanks, Hobo Puppets, MCA, The Church of Shatner
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It Came From The Interwebs!

With a jetpack fueled by insomnia and an easily amused mind, It Came From The Interwebs scours and sifts through everything that has ever appeared on the internet (more or less) to find a few things that you should know about every week. These things come from the interwebs, hence the clever name.

This Week: Hobo Puppets, Tank Demolition, The Church of Shatner, and Licking in a Lift, plus shout out to MCA.

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MTV To Air Live 1-Hour Special On Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys
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The Beastie Boys

Earlier today we told you of the sad news of the death of Adam Yauch, aka MCA, co-founder of the Beastie Boys, who passed away today after a long battle with cancer.

In honor Yauch’s musical contributions, MTV has some tributes planned for today with a switch in programming, as well as a live one-hour special tonight at 8pm ET/PT.

MTV News will present a one-hour live special hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway from their Times Square newsroom tonight at 8pm ET/PT and will be re-aired at 11pm ET/PT on MTV2. The special will highlight the Beastie Boys music and Yauch’s career through music videos, performances, MTV moments, and remembrances from his peers. You can watch a video here below of an interview with the Beastie Boys from back in 1986 discussing their album License To Ill when they were still openers on the Run-DMC tour.

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dead At 48
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Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dead At 48

Yet another death in the musical world has beset upon us. One of the founders of the legendary music trio The Beastie Boys has passed. Adam Yauch, best known as MCA to fans of the Caucasian hip hop band, died after a battle with cancer, from a complication of a tumor found in his salivary gland, reports Rolling Stone. He was 48.

The Beastie Boys, comprised of Yauch, along with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz, carved their own niche during the tail end of rap music’s first wave. Starting as a hardcore punk band in 1979, the Brooklyn, NY-based group became best known as the goofy nonsensically yet no-nonsense hip hop mavens who exploded in a huff of success with their 1986 release License to Ill. That record, and its accompanying single and perpetually run MTV video of “Fight For Your Right (To Party)”, put them as equal cohorts with their peers and like-minded artists during that era in the rap/hip hop ring, even surpassing many of those other artists who explored similar styles and genres.

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