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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