BEASTIE BOYS’ ADAM “MCA” YAUCH 1964-2012

This piece was originally published May 7th, 2012.

MCAI heard the news late last Friday afternoon: Adam Yauch, The Beastie Boys’ venerable, beloved MCA, had died at age 47.

I was floored. The more recent news on Adam’s battle with his illness seemed to be that it was of a treatable variety, so surely he would not only return to making music soon enough, he would be back on the stage touring once more with his partners.

Oddly, just a few days ago, I was telling a friend how The Beastie Boys were among my favorite groups that I had yet to see live, but I was sure there would come a time. Now I am sure it won’t be happening, and if the other B Boys decide to carry on, it will be difficult to recreate the magic of the mighty three.

 

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