After almost three years of fighting cancer, Adam Yauch — aka MCA — passed away. He’s deeply missed by his Beastie Boys brethren, with tweets aplenty pouring out from rock stars and fans alike. And now comes an official statement post on the band’s official website, beastieboys.com. Check it out below:
With the news that Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boyspassed away today (May 4), the rockers have been tweeting their feelings — and so have the fans. Below is a post of the most telling tweets from Beastie-heads the world over — be on the lookout for more, we’re going to keep them coming. MCA’s heavy bass reached more than one generation of hip-hoppers, punk rockers and everybody else. His growth from egg-throwing goofball to compassionate (and still goofy) activist makes him a folk hero for our time.
Always game for going green, noise pop thrashers Wavves have done the ultimate in extended adolesence: they’re now starring in their very own weed-themed video game. Choose either frontman Nathan Williams (on bike) or bassist Stephen Pope (on board) to rip through three levels of drug dealing and cop dodging: first through suburbia (be sure to aim for the doors) then through the city (wait for the streetlight to flash) and then in a hellish demon level (throw it at the demon! demons love weed!).
To be in a rock band–and still relevant–for two decades is amazing; to be in two might be a miracle. That’s the case for guitarist Stone Gossard, who last year celebrated twenty years of Pearl Jam, and this year marks twenty with Brad (the band, not a dude) — who have a new album out on April 24, ‘United We Stand.’
This is what decay looks like: leopard stripes, goofball shades, burned-down cigarette and a stoned-slack jaw. Kurt Cobain was five months away from taking his life when he was shot by budding photog Jesse Frohman for a series of portraits — opening tonight (April 5) at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York and running through April 23.
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