At a young 47, A true music legend has passed away.
MCA (Adam Yauch), one of the three founding members of the Beastie Boys lost his battle with cancer today. The world will sadly be a much quieter place.
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, “Licensed to Ill,” in 1986, and further albums “Paul’s Boutique,” “Check Your Head” and “Ill Communication” cemented the band as a true superstar act.
In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
The Beasties have always been one of my favorite bands, from their old school songs like Fight for your Right and No Sleep Till Brooklyn all the way through songs like Intergalactic and Sabotage.
There is nothing like blasting Sabotage during set up and No Sleep till Brooklyn during tear down.