Yauch's will bans Beastie Boys music from adverts

The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he would not "sell my songs for no TV ad" and now his will shows that he wanted to make sure that held true after his death.

The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he would not "sell my songs for no TV ad" and now his will shows that he wanted to make sure that held true after his death.

The will was filed in a Manhattan court this week, three months after his death from cancer at the age of 47. It says his image, name, music "or any artistic property" he created cannot be used for advertising.

His lawyer and the band's spokesman declined to comment today.

Also known as MCA, Yauch was a founding member of the Beastie Boys, who helped hip-hop gain mainstream attention in the 1980s. They enjoyed four No 1 albums and sold more than 40 million records.

Yauch's will leaves his roughly $6m (€4.88m) estate to his widow and daughter.

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