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Beastie Boys allow song to be used in video game trailer

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In a rare move, the Beastie Boys have relaxed their strict stance against letting their music be used in ads or promotional videos. The occasion is a new promo spot for the upcoming video game Destiny 2, in which you can hear the band's hit song "Sabotage." According to Adweek, surviving Beastie Boys members Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond watched the trailer and gave the advertising agency permission to use the song.
  • Horovitz and Diamond reportedly liked the trailer's "winking humor" and are also said to be friends with the clip's director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
  • The band allowed the use of the same tune in the 2009 Star Trek Reboot and its 2016 sequel, Star Trek Beyond.
  • In the past, the Beastie Boys have sued companies like Monster Energy Drink and GoldieBlox for unauthorized use of their music and copyright infringement.
  • Late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch prohibited in his will the use of any music he made for advertising purposes.

 

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