Bands pay tribute to Adam 'MCA' Yauch
May 5th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Bands pay tribute to Adam 'MCA' Yauch

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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  1. Cash Advance Loans

    apt additional reading Cash Advance Loans

    July 27, 2013 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Craig

    Incredible bass player with a original style, I can only hope that the Beasties still release music with MCA, they must have miles of audio with MCA.

    free Tibet
    Long live MCA's Memory.
    much love

    May 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. liam

    I'm MCA, I got nuthin to prove
    Pay attention, my intention's to bust a move
    I drink ale and cans and bottle's and sixes
    Between the turntables I keep the vodka and the mixes....

    May 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tevii

    @patman – I think history has shown Christians ARE hateful bigots. Crusades, Witch Trials, Spanish Inquisition, death sentences for the most trivial of disagreements with th church, even WWII which under Hitler and his "Positive Christian movement" was essentially a christian war on Jews. So yeah Christians are. The numbers dont lie.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @tevii

      UMMM..The Crusades and Spanish Inquisition were both carried out by CATHOLICS, although considered by many a Christian sect, they do not hold to true Christian beliefs. The Witch Trials were carried out by PURITANS, NOT Christians. And the Hollocaust was not a Christian war against Jews, it was ordered to be carried out by a man who hated himself and his heritage so much, that he wanted all reminders eradicated...

      Many claim the beliefs of Christianity, but if they are not actually living the real Christian way, they are not true Christians.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Duke137

    Mike D, MCA, AD Rock and Mix Master Mike bridged camps of music lovers together the same way Aerosmith and Run DMC did in the eighties. Rap and Rock were totally different genres when they started. They brought generations of kids together. MCA will be missed big time. Just remember the good that brought everyone together because MCA's name is all over that good.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ganan

    Devasting--love the Beastie's. RIP MCA.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rocinante

    Suburbanites don't listen to rap music.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. FastEddie

    Adam will be rockin his rhymes all the way to hell's gate!

    May 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • adamcoasttocoast

      Compassion isn't one of your strongest suits.

      May 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      Trust me, he does not want to go anywhere near there.

      May 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfelt

      Uh, i think this comment is absurd. "Adam will be rockin his rhymes all the way to hell's gate". are you serious with this garbage? Adam was a Buddhist! And despite the fact you probably think hell is cool i think it's disrepectful for you to state somone who was such a great humanitarian and positive person would end up in "hell". But beside's my ire to that comment, Adam Yauch was an amzing person and he's gonna be missed by fans of virtually every genre of music.

      May 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tim

      @Mfelt apparently you guys are quick to attack yet you aren't familiar with the music yourself. "Rockin rhymes all the way to hells gate" is a line from Rhymin & Stealin on License to Ill! You think if you were so quick to take offense to that you would be more familiar with their music!

      May 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Downtown

    Adam Yauch was a pioneer on many levels... I was raised on his music & phiolsophy... He will be greatly missed... A true trendsetter ... REST IN PEACE..

    May 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nitpicker

    Flea isn't a guitarist. Flea plays bass.

    May 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patman

    Goodbye MCA Thanks for the fun and Music

    May 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dad Clark


    May 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dad Clark

    Now if only his "music" would die and GO AWAY

    May 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Why even take the time to leave a comment like that? Classless, indecent, uncalled, and offensive to his family, friends and fans.

      May 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Wow, thanks for reminding us that human trash still exists.

      May 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dad Clark's Dad

      Clark, get off the computer and go to bed. Leave the grownups alone on that internet thingy. Brush your teeth and get your PJs on.

      Sorry folks. My 40 year old retarded son keeps wandering into the study and using the computer. I guess his mother and I will have to go back to genital cuffs to get him back in line. He actually used to beat his head against the wall as a teen listening to the Beastie Boys so not sure where this hostility is coming from.

      May 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • kamanakapu

      There's one of your kind on every site. No Class! No Shame! No Soul!

      May 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Would it make you feel even better if his daughter reads your comment?

      May 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • trojan

      I command you to suck your mother's dick.

      May 6, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • troy

      Funny, thought the same thing about you.

      May 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Madge

      Trolling right along......

      May 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. D. Darko

    How dare anyone post spam for some BS. Not on this story. Stay away you cheap, soulless hucksters.

    Rest in peace Adam, you will be missed.

    May 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. annelee

    May 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patman

      I am a Chrisitan too Annelee, but this is so respectful to leave on a post of someone who died. This only makes us Christians look like hateful bigots instead of showing Christ's love to others.

      May 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam e da bull

      Christ called-he said he wants annalee to put a shotgun in her mouth and pull the.trigger. oh, and he said clarks dad too.

      May 7, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |

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