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Adam Yauch's ban revealed in will

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who died aged 47 in May after a three-year battle with salivary gland cancer, left a will that barred the use of his music and artwork by advertising outfits.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the New York hip-hop star whose band rocked the world with albums Licensed to Ill in 1986, Ill Communication in 1994 and Hello Nasty in 1998, prohibited such usage after his death.

According to a copy of the great man's will obtained by the music bible, Yauch declared:

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 magazine reported that the rapper also scrawled the phrase "or any music or any artistic property created by me" in his own handwriting.

Yauch's $6.4m estate was left to his wife Dechen and the couple's daughter, Tenzin Losel.

The hip hop star's from-beyond-the-grave wishes conjure up the late Bill Hicks' take on artists "selling their souls" to advertisers.

"Do a commercial, you're off the artistic roll call, every word you say is suspect, you're a corporate whore and eh, end of story," Hicks once said. ®

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