Wow, that is sad! I remember hearing that he had cancer a while back, but I though he had recovered.
I just checked and found that I have no Beastie Boys in my collection. So right now I'm listening to samples of their Anthology: The Sounds Of Science compilation (two discs, 42 tracks in all).
"When I was poor and I complained about inequality people said I was bitter, now I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want inequality on the agenda because it is a real problem that needs to be addressed." - Russell Brand
I have several of their albums, but I used to have Paul's Boutique (their best IMO) and lost it somewhere along the way...I may go buy it after work tonight. Le sigh.
Lead me not into temptation. I can find it, and eat it, all by myself.
So sad to hear.
I could listen to Intergalactic and Sabotage over and over.
"How you treat the weak is
Your true nature calling" -- Jane's Addiction
Way too soon...
Saddened by this news. I heard he was not present at the RNR induction last month. I guess he was in final stage of his life.
Pioneers of music and The Beastie Boys are legends, underrated and underappreciated legends.
"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
- Dr. Seuss"
Love the Beastie Boys! I choreographed a dance for my high school dance team to Brass Monkey. My cousin and I were just talking about them last week and how we had recently thrown in the CD on a road trip and jammed out. good times.
Huge fan of them. Beastie Boys were a part of my college/young adult soundtrack - one of the few early punk bands to switch genres and have massive success. Of course, I always found it that three Jewish guys became major rap moguls.
All kinds of memories of getting in trouble with this cranking in the background
RIB, MCA -- may you finally Sleep in Brooklyn....
"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
R.I.P. MCA. His death just totally hit me. I feel like a so many huge chunks of my childhood are gone.
Love the Beastie Boys. How can you not headbang to Fight for your right to parrrrrrrty!
What the hell is a Ninja Twizzle? Does it have anything to do with hard shelled aquatic life forms that live in the sewer?
Apparently at a Coldplay concert last night Chris Martin did a Beastie Boys tribute - doing a piano ballady version of Fight for your right to party. OMG it was just awful.
Whilst the intent was honorable, the execution was really embarassing.
RIP, Adam. what a loss to music industry!