- - Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn’t “sell my songs for no TV ad.”

His will shows 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 age 47. It says his image, name, music “or any artistic property” he created can’t be used for advertising.

His lawyer and the band’s spokesman declined to comment Friday.

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

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Yauch’s will leaves his roughly $6 million estate to his widow and daughter.

Eminem thanks fans for help getting out of ‘dark place’

Eminem, who battled an addiction to prescription drugs, thanked his fans at a New York concert for helping him get through dark times.

The 39-year-old told hundreds Thursday night that he “wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without y’all” before he performed the Grammy-winning song “Not Afraid.” He said the performance was “dedicated to anybody tonight who’s been through personal struggles.”

Eminem’s addiction and climb to sobriety is detailed in his 2010 album “Recovery.” It was that year’s best-selling album.

At the Hammerstein Ballroom, the rapper performed more than a dozen songs at an event for the watch brand G-Shock, including the hits “Lose Yourself,” “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Real Slim Shady.”

Hip-hop foursome Slaughterhouse opened for the Detroit-born rapper.

Motley Crue, Kiss donate to victims of Aurora theater shooting

Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings.

The bands at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night said they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.

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