Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Heavy Music Community Pays Tribute To Adam (MCA) Yauch From The BEASTIE BOYS!
As previously reported, Adam Nathaniel Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) passed away yesterday morning in New York City after fighting with cancer for almost three years. The co-founder of crossover heavyweights the BEASTIE BOYS leaves behind his wife Dechen Wangdu, and his daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch. Yauch was 47 years old. Our condolences go out to his MCA's family, friends, the BEASTIE BOYS camp, and all of his fans.
Here is what some of the members of the Heavy Music community had to say about this very sad news:
SICK OF IT ALL: "Our hearts go out to MCA's family and friends in their time of loss. We had the pleasure of doing a small tour with the BEASTIE BOYS under their hardcore name QUAZAR. They were the most down-to-earth and fun guys. Thanks for all the great times and music and all your humanitarian work you've done. Rest in peace, brother. A sad day indeed."
Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION): "Adam Yauch has passed. As sobering news as you'll ever recieve. This part of life (death) is resolute — causes one to consider their own life, and the way they're living it. Today is a grey day. It feels as if their is no escape... Adam was a guy who brought happiness and energy to so many. That is why the news of his passing is so stifling. Bon voyage, Adam."
Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES): "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."
ANTHRAX: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole."
STYX: "Another great one has passed. RIP MCA. Truly one of the best at what he did."
Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD): "BEASTIE BOYS broke a lot of rules and broke a lot of ground. Bummed I never saw 'em. MCA has gone on to his final egg raid on mojo. Peace bro!"
Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH): "Rest In Peace Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the BEASTIE BOYS. My condolences to his family and friends."
Freddy Cricien (MADBALL): "RIP to a hip hop legend and my favorite beastie boy.... MCA"
LIVING COLOUR: "Cause You Can't, You Won't And You Don't Stop, MCA Come And Rock The Sure Shot - RIP Adam Yauch!"
David Draiman (DISTURBED): "Listened to the BEASTIE BOYS since I was a kid. RIP Adam (MCA) Yauch. You will be missed."
Brian Fair (SHADOWS FALL): "RIP MCA of the BEASTIE BOYS. My favorite show ever was seeing them at a small club in Boston on 'Check Your Head' tour. Thanks for the music."
Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): "RIP MCA...you showed us how to 'fight for the right', long live the Beasties!