Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, who died this past May, apparently stipulated in his will that “his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising,” according to DNA Info.
Corporations have regulalry enlisted deceased musicians, celebrities and historical figures in ads. In 1997, Apple used the images of John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi in a black-and-white commercial to launch its “Think Different” campaign.
The other two Beastie Boys were unavailable for comment in that story.