In a rare move, the Beastie Boys have allowed use of their track "Sabotage" in commercials for the upcoming video game Destiny 2.
In a rare move, the Beastie Boys have allowed use of their track “Sabotage” in commercials for the upcoming video game Destiny 2.
According to AdWeek, surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock, “watched the two-minute mix of cinematic action and winking humor [sic] and gave their blessing.” AdWeek also reports that trailer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had an existing relationship with the Beastie Boys that assisted him in securing the soundtrack.
The ban on the use of tracks has been in place since band member Adam Yauch’s death in 2012. According to Rolling Stone, Yauch indicated in his will that “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.”
The band have sued companies for using their songs in the past, notably toy company GoldieBox and Monster Energy.
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