Artists and music fans alike were devastated this weekend following the passing of Adam 'MCA' Yauch. There was an outpouring of memories and tributes all over, from Twitter to local coffee shop soundtracks, including messages from Beastie brothers Ad-Rock and Mike D.
On the band's Tumblr, Ad-Rock wrote, "As you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. But i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you."
Mike D took to Facebook: "I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam."
Other artists that paid tribute to Adam included MCA's Tibetan Freedom Concert friends Thom Yorke and MIchael Stipe. Another Brooklyn boy, Jay-Z and Madonna, an early tourmate of the Beasties, also paid their respects. And the Dalai Lama, who blessed MCA last year, has praised the musician for his work with the Tibetan people. His spokesperson released a statement: "Adam had helped us raise awareness on the plight of the Tibetan people by organizing various freedom Tibet concerts and he will be remembered by his holiness and the Tibetan people."
There were plenty of covers in concert over the weekend also, starting with Coldplay's Chris Martin who performed a stripped-down version of 'Fight For Your Right' at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. Watch some of the tributes from the weekend below, along with a previously unseen clip of the Beasties from what would have been season three of the Dave Chappelle Show:
Dave Chappelle & Beastie Boys 'The New Style'
Coldplay '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)'
Red Hot Chili Peppers 'So What Cha Want / Gratitude'
Rise Against 'Swing Life Away'
BADBADNOTGOOD 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn'
Bomb The Music Industry! 'Tough Guy'
ABBA's Benny Andersson
Kid Rock, Travie McCoy & The Roots performed a Beasties medley at Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony that aired Saturday night and was dedicated to Adam Yauch: