antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Dead at 47 (A Top Story)


.
On Friday Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Dead at 47 was a top story. Here is the recap: (Gibson) Beastie Boys MC and bassist Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) has passed away from cancer, according to TMZ. He was 47.

Yauch helped form the Beastie Boys in 1981, and they were initially a hardcore punk band. Soon, the group including Mike Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) became a hip-hop act, releasing their landmark debut, License to Ill, in 1986. It was the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard charts.

During their career, the Beasties became known for pushing hip-hop's boundaries: taking sampling to new heights (with the help of the Dust Brothers) on Paul's Boutique and merging rock and rap in a groundbreaking way on Check Your Head and Ill Communication. In addition to rapping and playing bass on Beasties hits such as "Sabotage," Yauch directed many of the band's videos under the name Nathaniel Hornblower. He also ran an independent film production company and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.

Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in his salivary glands. His illness forced the cancelation of the band's summer tour and their album Hot Sauce Committee. However, he was well enough to help the group complete and release Hot Sauce Committee Part Two in 2011. Word spread last month that Yauch's illness had taken a turn for the worse when he was not present at the Beasties' induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. - more on this story

Gibson.com is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com.
Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission.

Beastie Boys CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Beastie Boys T-shirts and Posters

Beastie Boys CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert- Lost Beatles Demo Discovered- Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance- Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Araya- more

Beyond Rock: Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online- Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert- 5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video- more

Ozzy Osbourne Feared 'Lunatic In The Crowd' At Alamo- Guns N Roses Pop Up Shop Takes Over Former CBGB Location- Megadeth Show Us The 'Post American World'- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert

Lost Beatles Demo Discovered

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance

Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Tom Araya

Jason Newsted Explains Why He Unplugged For New Project

Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza's Memoir Set For Release

Joe Perry Back On Tour With Hollywood Vampires Following Collapse

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Thanks Fans For Stairway Trial Support

Eric Clapton Auctions Guitar To Help Asleep At The Wheel Star

Five Finger Death Punch Release 'I Apologize' Video

Ronnie James Dio's Solo Career Was Unplanned

Phil Anselmo's Scour Announce Debut Live Performance

Other Music News Stories
Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online

Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert

5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video

Oasis Expand 'Be Here Now' Album To 3-Disc Set

Rihanna Plays Alien Stripper in Sci-Fi Film 'Valerian'

'Justice League' Trailer Features The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Diplo Says 'No One Thought' Justin Bieber Collaboration 'Would Work'

'Luke Cage' Trailer Features Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya'

Baby Future Calls Russell Wilson 'Papa'

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Cast In New Musical Film 'La La Land'

Carrie Brownstein Previews Short Film Featuring Kim Gordon

Singled Out: Sarah Miles' Addictive

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Road Trip Swaziland Part 2- Wildlife and Game Parks

Root 66: Urban Pioneers- Ivas John- Travis Green- Clint Morgan

Vernon Neilly - Outta Time

Denner Shermann - Masters of Evil

Road Trip: Nepal Open for Business!

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Foghat - Under the Influence

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live 2016: Miracle Makers

Road Trip: Swaziland Part 1: Culture and Attractions

Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Concert Review

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.