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Today, we lost the great MCA, at the way-too-young age of 47. We knew he’d been fighting cancer for years, but this is still the sort of news that wrenches you around and leaves you dizzy. It’s nearly impossible to capture or quantify the sort of impact that Yauch and the Beasties had on music… More »

This week we’ve got new videos from Wiley, Jessie J, Beastie Boys, and many others. Some of these videos have strong female leads — whether it’s the artist herself, or a great actress. With the very last two videos this week, I’m most impressed with how the actresses are able to express so much longing… More »

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An Amused Ad-Rock Takes The Stand In Beastie Boys V. Monster Energy; Defense Promises Jury Will Learn Definition Of “Dope”

Two years ago, just days after the death of Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch, Monster Energy Drink featured five Beasties songs from Z-Trip's Beasties…
Chris DeVille | May 28, 2014 - 10:27 am

Watch Ad-Rock Speak At Adam Yauch Park Ceremony

Adam Yauch passed away one year ago today, on May 4th, 2012. Yesterday his family, friends, and former bandmates as well as city officials gathered…
Liz Pelly | May 4, 2013 - 11:24 am

Brooklyn Playground To Be Named After Adam Yauch

The New York Post reports that the borough of Brooklyn is about to rename Palmetto Playground, on State Street in Brooklyn Heights, after Beastie Boy…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2013 - 10:03 am

NY State Senate, Street Artists Honors MCA

Earlier this month, we lost Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and credit the government of his home state for knowing that they should probably do something…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Download Coldplay’s “Fight For Your Right” Cover In Honor Of MCA

At the Hollywood Bowl last night, Coldplay revived their acoustic, piano-led cover of "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" in memory of Adam…
Scott Lapatine | May 5, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Artists Respond To The Death Of MCA

Since this news of Adam Yauch's passing early today, Beastie Boys fans and peers have been sharing condolences, memories, videos, and tributes via Twitter. We've…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Beastie Boys Official Statement On The Death Of Adam Yauch

Beastie Boys have released an official statement on the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch:…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2012 - 3:21 pm

R.I.P. Adam Yauch

Unbelievably, crushingly sad news to report. TMZ reports that Adam Yauch, otherwise known as Beastie Boys member MCA, has died. At this point, no cause…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2012 - 1:07 pm

“Fight For Your Right” Becomes A Movie, Mike D Remixes Lykke Li & Matt & Kim

According to NME, Adam Yauch is writing and directing a short film about the making of the Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right…
jessica | December 9, 2010 - 9:57 am

Adam Yauch Checks In

The cancer-stricken Beastie offers updates on his post-diagnosis days: a trip to India and hangs with nuns and the Dalai Lama, his new vegan/organic diet,…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2009 - 3:57 pm

Adam Yauch Checks In

In an e-mail to fans, the ailing Beastie Boy discusses his cancer treatment and the good vibes he got from all the APW shout-outs. He’s…
Scott Lapatine | August 5, 2009 - 11:11 am

Lou Reed: “I Can’t Wear The Sunglasses Now Because I’d fall Over A Cable,” And Other Tribeca Film Festival Musical Revelations

The Tribeca Film Festival ended this weekend, and there was a lot of music-y stuff that went down before it did. The biggest news comes…
brandon | May 6, 2008 - 9:50 am