Last year (14), a jury at Manhattan federal court in New York ruled against the defendants after an eight-day trial, during which the energy drink company's bosses admitted using the band's music, including hits Sabotage and Make Some Noise, in a 2012 online video tribute to late band member Adam 'MCA' Yauch without permission.

The hip-hop group was awarded damages of $1.7 million (£1.1 million), and earlier this year (15), an attorney for the hitmakers filed court papers asking for further funds to cover the stars' legal costs.

On Monday (15Jun15), a judge in New York City ordered Monster executives to hand over $668,000 (£417,500) to cover the Beastie Boys' legal fees.