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Metal And Rock Musicians Pay Tribute To Deceased Beastie Boys Founder, Adam "MCA" Yauch

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A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.

Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:

Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."

Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.

Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends."

Freddy Madball: "RIP to a hip hop legend and my favorite beastie boy....MCA"

Spineshank: "RIP MCA!!!!! Thanx for the awesome music!"

Bonded By Blood: "R.I.P. MCA! Our set tonight (in Dallas) goes out too you!"

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair: "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."

Godflesh/Jesu/former Napalm Death guitarist, Justin Broadrick: "Very sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch / MCA."

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."

Living Colour: "Cause You Can't, You Won't And You Don't Stop, MCA Come And Rock The Sure Shot - RIP Adam Yauch!"

Bad Brains: "Adam was a very beautiful influence to the hardcore and hip hop scene. He will be missed and forever remembered in our hearts and minds. Maximum respect and forever will we honor his vocals and music. One love and eternal thanks to him forever. Love always.
Mr. P.H.D.H.R. Rasta Far I!"

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1. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

lol @ Anthrax's comment - I agree. Cancer is a f***ing a$$hole.

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2. ccc. writes:

rip. beastie boys were good ol fun music. nothing but respect

# May 5, 2012 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

To post #2 (aka ccc.): Yes, they were.

# May 6, 2012 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Snake Boy writes:

R.I.P. Adam

# May 7, 2012 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Sad news, but it has to be said, not suprising. Beastie Boys have been postponing lots of things for several years due to Adam's illnesses.

Another good man gone...

# May 7, 2012 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KREDD writes:

man, this sucks. licensed to ill introduced me to zeppelin before i even knew who they were! R.I.P. and "STAY THE H3LL AWAY FROM THE BBQ!!!"

# May 8, 2012 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. I'm not Jesus Chris writes:

To post #6 (aka KREDD): Oh yeah, that BBQ quote was so funny. "Get away from the f***ing BBQ! Get the hell away from that thing!"

# May 8, 2012 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

To post #6 (aka KREDD): Oh yeah, that BBQ quote was so funny. "Get away from the f***ing BBQ! Get the hell away from that thing!"

Sorry to post again, but my name is "I'm not Jesus Christ" not "I'm not Jesus Chris".

# May 8, 2012 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R10 writes:

True story. Back in the day,the Beasties were the first and only hip-hop act you could get away with playing at a bonfire party,when the music of choice was metal here in the sticks. Kudos,Beasties opened up eyes and ears to metalheads like myself to the rap stuff. Liscence to Ill was an album alot of metallers loved back then;i had myself a copy on cassette. RIP! Np-No Sleep 'til Brooklyn

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10. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Oh yeah, Liscence to Ill is still the best Beastie Boys album to me. I had it on vinyl first, then tape and then CD.

# May 9, 2012 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. b12 writes:

unfortunate no doubt...but does not change the face of how much ive hated this band with a passion since day 1

# May 9, 2012 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b12 writes:

fact*

# May 9, 2012 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. LOU SELVEY writes:

Lol^...
rip to the guy, was not a huge fan but, rip.

# May 9, 2012 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. b12 writes:

^ was i a huge fan of whitney houston? michael jackson? even d*** clarke???? no i was not. but i can still wish them restful laying ya toolbag.

# May 9, 2012 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

My response to b12:

I did like Michael Jackson but I was not a fan of him either lol

# May 10, 2012 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

Dave Mustaine, not being a douche for once.

RIP Adam Yauch, ya funky monkey.

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