This weekend will be rife with memories of late Beastie Boys musician Adam Yauch and the celebration of his life began Friday (May 3) in Brooklyn Heights, New York where the park where he played as a kid was officially named Adam Yauch Park in his honor. Today (May 4) officially marks the one-year anniversary of his death and there has been a movement over the last year to rename the Palmetto Playground in honor of the man also known as MCA.
The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of late member Adam Yauch have filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for the unauthorized use of their music in a new promotional campaign -- and as the recently filed will of Yauch makes clear, the group will never agree to license its songs for ads.
The music world suffered a great loss when legendary hip hop artist and founding Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch lost his battle with cancer. After an outpouring of support and condolences from artists and fans alike, surviving Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D have spoken out on the tragic loss of their friend and bandmate.
Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Friday (May 4) for the first of two sold out shows, and the band took care to dedicate the show to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who tragically passed away mere miles away in his native New York earlier that day after a three-year bout with cancer.