May 5th, 2012
11:08 AM ET
The news was still relatively fresh Friday night when a few artists decided to pay tribute to a Beastie Boy.
Following the death Friday of Adam "MCA" Yauch after an almost three year battle with cancer, some fellow artists used their time on stage to offer homage to one of the pioneers of hip-hop.
The band Coldplay played a slow, moving rendition of the Beastie Boys' hit "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" at their show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin performed the tribute on the piano.
A rep for the group Red Hot Chili Peppers confirmed to CNN that they dedicated their concert in Newark, New Jersey to Yauch.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger quoted the group's frontman Anthony Kiedis as telling the sold-out crowd at Friday's show "I hope you all feel the love for Adam Yauch. This puts everything in perspective. Adam was for real."
Earlier in the day Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea tweeted "Prayers and all the love I could ever muster for Adam Yauch. What a beautiful man. God bless his beautiful soul. A class act all the way."
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