Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, passed away on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer, and while an outpouring of love has been flowing freely on twitter and tumblrs from every music artist in the biz, MCA’s fellow bandmates have finally broken their silence on the loss of their friend.
Yesterday, Adam Howovitz (Ad-Rock) blogged a quick message on the bands tumblr. He wrote:
“As you can imagine, sh-t 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.”
Next to his brief but lovely words, he posted a photo of a hand with the words “PWR 2 MCA, I
This morning, Michael Diamond (Mike D) posted a photo on facebook of Yauch’s image projected onto the jumbo screens at Madison Square Garden with this message:
“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. BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it’s huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it’s heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see.”
Others have been memorializing Yauch in their own way. During the band Fun’s concert on Friday night, they threw in a verse of Beastie hit, “Sabotage” during their performance.
On Saturday, SNL played a clip from the bands 1994 performance of “Sure Shot” during the episode.
Madonna released a statement to MTV saying, “The Beastie Boys were one of a kind! And so was Adam! They were all an important part of my musical history.”
Coldplay and Red Hot Chili Peppers gave shout-outs to the group during their concerts over the weekend as well.