The Beastie Boys Advert License A primary time track that endorsed Joe Biden

The Beastie Boys issued their first commercial song license for an ad to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Variety reports:

The Beastie Boys had never licensed any of their songs for advertising before, but this commercial blackout ended during the Steelers / Browns game on Sunday when the sounds of "Sabotage" accompanied a spot for Joe Biden's presidential campaign.


A Biden campaign spokesman said the Beastie Boys, who "had never licensed music for an ad," agreed to the use of "sabotage" on the spot "because of the importance of the election."

Here is the ad:

The Beastie Boys don't pimp their music out to sell cars or fast food, but that choice is so important that they allow Joe Biden to use one of their best-known songs to reach out to voters in two critical swing states.

Showing the ad during the Browns / Steelers game was an excellent strategy. The Steelers are a religion in western Pennsylvania, and the Steelers / Browns rivalry got a boost as both teams hit a combined 8-1 on the season.

Since Donald Trump can't keep up on television, The Beastie Boys endorses Joe Biden. You can also hear the classic cannonball from The Breeders to appeal to voters in two critical swing states with Election Day in a couple of weeks.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

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