It seems the second most iconic energy drink in the world is Monster by name and Monster by nature as they've been taken to court for a second time after using the Beastie Boys' music without permission.

After the death of Adam Yauch in 2013, the Beastie Boys launched legal proceedings against Monster as Yauch's will reportedly stated that Beastie Boys' songs must not be used in advertisements. Just days after Yauch's death, Monster made a promotional video for a snowboarding event which featured five Beastie Boys remixes without the permission of the group. The Brooklyn trio were successful and awarded $1.7m as a settlement; although Monster continued to ruffle feathers by stating: "Although Monster Energy has great respect for the verdict of the jury, we strongly disagree with it."

This time around it is Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing who are targeting the same snowboard competition promotional video. This time the two Universal Music Group affiliates are looking for $1.2m in compensation.