It was during the Nothing But 90’s Nooner that I first heard that we might have lost Adam “MCA” Yauch. We had known that he was too sick to attend The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony the month before.
We all had hope that he would recover and The Beastie Boys would be able to do make up dates for the cancelled tour and hopefully even add more shows.
Sadly, that was not the case. Adam succumb to his salivary gland cancer at age 47 in New York City.
Here’s Rolling Stone’s death announcement for Adam ==> HERE
I remember being on the air and saying that rumours are flying that we lost MCA. I was hoping like many death hoax’s online, that it would be just that. It wasn’t.
It’s never fun being the bearer of bad news. Especially when it’s someone like MCA. He was taken far too soon from his family & the millions of people across the globe that love The Beastie Boys. He was only 47! He should have had 20 more years at least of touring and making music and the other projects that he did.
I didn’t save the audio from the announcement that I made that day. I wish I had. But that doesn’t matter now. What matters is that every May 4th we remember Adam & what he stood for. He’s proof of how much Cancer sucks & how you can stand up for the things you believe in.
Thanks MCA for the music and the message. You got dumbass kids like me into thinking about Human Rights & wrongs in the world. #RIPMCA
Just some of the words he left us with …. 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes: Beastie Boys MCA Best Lyrics ==> HERE
Adam was more than just a co-founder of The Beastie Boys. The Many Lives Of Adam Yauch ==> HERE
“A Beastie Boys Surprising Legacy – Human Rights Warrior” – A great look from someone that saw them open fro Madonna in 1986 & then become something much more than just a party rock band.
The last performance of The Beastie Boys ever. It was at the 2009 at The Bonnaroo Festival. We didn’t know that it would be the last song we’d ever get live from them and in true Beastie Boys fashion they mess with everyone….
Elvis Costello got banned from Saturday Night Live in 1977 (Here’s the full story why )
Although he was invited back in 1989 to preform again. He jumped in with the Beastie Boys in 1999 that he played “Radio, Radio” with them. It’s a part of SNL History that Beastie Boys are a part of.
Take the time sometime to watch The Beastie Boys In Glascow. If not today, then someday. It’s a powerful performance that shows how they were well versed in everything from Hip Hop to Punk Rock. It’s in the round & the crowd loses it the entire time. It’s one of my favourite Beastie Boys performances…….