Yesterday we learned the sad news of MCA aka Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys, untimely passing. Countless outpourings from artists and fans alike conveyed their sadness over his death on Twitter, Facebook and various website.
Last night, the tributes continued from the Mets choosing Beastie Boys songs for their walk-up music (watch here) to Coldplay, The Roots, Perry Farrell, Chuck D and many more.
Watch and read some of these tributes below.
Coldplay Pay Tribute to MCA with cover of “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” At Hollywood Bowl [Hypetrak]
BADBADNOTGOOD Cover “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” (fan video)
Jimmy Fallon + The Roots Pay Tribute to MCA
Replay all of Friday’s episode below (Fallon’s montage is at the 11:40 mark, and The Roots’ cover of “Sure Shot” can be seen at the 4:15 mark. The other covers take place before and after each break.)
Chuck D. ‘Teary-Eyed’ Over MCA’s Passing
“Adam and the Boys put us on our first tour 25 years and 79 tours ago. They were essential to our beginning, middle and today. Adam especially was unbelievable in our support from then ’til now, even allowing me to induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” he continued. “I consider myself a strong man and my father says be prepared to lose many in your post-50 path of life. Still, I’m a bit teary-eyed leaving this plane. R.I.P. Adam aka MCA.”
Perry Farrell Saddened By the Death of Adam Yauch
We have a show tonight in Alabama, and I’m just kind of thinking to myself, “How do I bring that Jane’s Addiction party to these people when I feel so sad right now?” They were the Beastie Boys – they were all about life and fun and partying. Their songs are played when people want to get up and get out and have energy, and this band is now silent. He was a good guy – that’s the thing that kind of strikes a really bad chord. He was a really good guy trying to help people, and all about being innocent and wild, and even immature if you want to be. He was really such a part of our party vernacular – our musical vernacular. That’s where it gets me. It’s a very gray day.