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Adam Yauch's Will Bans Use of His Music in Ads

If you’d hoped to hear “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” in a coffee commercial, you’re out of luck.

Rolling Stone reports this week that a will left by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch , who died in May of cancer at age 47, prohibits the use of his music in ads. The will was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate court. “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,” reads a copy obtained by Rolling Stone. The phrase “or any music or any artistic property created by me” was added in handwriting.

The will also names Yauch’s wife, Dechen, as the executor of his estate and leaves his $6.4 million to Dechen and their daughter, Tenzin Losel.

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Adam Yauch's Will Bans Use of His Music in Ads

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