Adam Yauch

Beastie Boys Book: Adrock & Mike D To Write “Multidimensional” Band Memoir

Carl Williott | April 29, 2013 - 10:53 am

Surviving Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz (“Ad-Rock”) and Michael Diamond (“Mike D”) have signed a deal to write a memoir about their hip-hop trio, which also included Adam Yauch (“MCA”), who died last year after a bout with cancer. Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau, the publishers behind Jay-Z’s Decoded, took on the still-untitled project, which… More »

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Best & Worst Moments

Carl Williott | September 7, 2012 - 7:29 am

Despite all the big-name performers and presenters, the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday were generally underwhelming. There’s usually a singular “goosie” experience (for instance, Adele last year) or an instant headline (the Kanye interruption). But this year there were no such capital-M Moments. That’s not to say there weren’t some truly enjoyable moments. Head… More »

Alicia Keys Names New Album ‘Girl On Fire’: Morning Mix

Idolator Staff | August 15, 2012 - 5:00 am

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:: Following in John Legend’s footstepsAlicia Keys is the latest artist to announce her new album — just in time for her upcoming VMA performance. Echoing The Hunger Games, the R&B songstress’s forthcoming LP is titled Girl On Fire. [Rap-Up]

:: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery took a hard fall off a stage… More »

Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink For Using Their Music

Becky Bain | August 10, 2012 - 1:43 pm

The Beastie Boys will fight for their right to protect their music. The group is suing Monster Energy Corp. for illegally using several of their songs in a series of ads, against the wishes of the trio’s late member, Adam “MCA” Yauch.

Yauch, who died in May after a long bout with cancer, stipulated… More »

Pink To Perform New Song At The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Morning Mix

Becky Bain | August 10, 2012 - 5:00 am

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:: Pink has been added as one of the performers at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Expect the pop star to perform a new track off her upcoming album The Truth About Love. Think she can top her high-flying trapeze act (performing “Sober”) from three years ago? [MTV]
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Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

Carl Williott | June 7, 2012 - 5:30 am

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most… More »

Chris Brown Dedicates His Bratty “Till I Die” Video To Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

Becky Bain | May 31, 2012 - 10:35 am

We’re not entirely unconvinced that Chris Brown’s new video for “Till I Die” isn’t a straight-up parody. Instead of trying to convince us he’s a sex object by having women fawn all over him (or float above him), Breezy — with a mouth overflowing with gold teeth and matching bling draped across his chest — steps right… More »

M83 Give A Nod To Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch In “Reunion” Video

Nicole Sia | May 30, 2012 - 6:12 pm

The influence of Beastie BoysAdam Yauch is still coming to light weeks after his untimely death. The latest comes courtesy of French electro rockers M83’s new video, “Reunion”, off their impressive 2011 release Hurry Up We’re Dreaming. Directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by DIVISION, the clip continues the story begun in the… More »

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Covers ‘Rolling Stone’, Mike D & Ad-Rock Share Memories Of MCA

Becky Bain | May 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Rolling Stone pays tribute to the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch by putting MCA on the cover of their magazine. The music publication spoke to the surviving members of the band, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond, where they shared memories about working with Yauch, how his Buddhism affected his songwriting, and how… More »

John Legend’s Fiancée Chrissy Tiegan Sent Death Threats For Criticizing Chris Brown: Morning Mix

Becky Bain | May 23, 2012 - 5:30 am

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:: When John Legend’s model fiancée Chrissy Tiegan criticized Chris Brown’s Billboard Music Awards performance on Twitter (hey, join the club, Chrissy!) she probably had no idea she would be recieving death threats (and worse) from members of Team Breezy. “Lets stop sending death threats!” Brown tweeted today to his followers. “I know… More »

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Goodie Mob Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys

Robbie Daw | May 21, 2012 - 7:56 am

Before Cee Lo Green and his reunited Goodie Mob crew physically took to the MGM Grand Stage during their “Fight To Win” performance at the Billboard Music Awards, a one-legged dancer in military garb arrived on crutches and proceeded to wow the audience with jaw-dropping moves. Then a wall was lifted and the quartet, decked… More »

Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video In Tribute To Adam Yauch

Becky Bain | May 15, 2012 - 11:35 am

Since Adam Yauch’s death on May 4, tributes to both MCA and the Beastie Boys have rolled in, but this may be our favorite. James Winters, a Portland-based filmmaker, created a reenactment of the Boys’ Spike Jonze-directed “Sabotage” video, enlisting the help of his wife, kids and nephew in order to pay tribute to MCA.

Car chases and jumping… More »

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.7.12)

Idolator Staff | May 11, 2012 - 6:43 am

One week ago today, the music world lost Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch following his three-year battle with cancer. It was a major blow to fans of the trio whose music had soundtracked the past 26 years. Additionally, The Voice finally wrapped up Season 2 this week, but not without a few barbs coming from… More »

Beastie Boys Named In Awkwardly Timed Lawsuit Filed By Tuf America Label

Robbie Daw | May 8, 2012 - 10:31 am

In what has to be one of the worst-timed legal actions ever (not that there’s ever a good time to get sued, mind you), hip hop/R&B record label Tuf America filed a lawsuit against Beastie Boys last Thursday — one day before band member Adam Yauch lost his life to cancer —  in the United States… More »

Beastie Boys’ Unreleased ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Performance Pulled From YouTube

Becky Bain | May 7, 2012 - 3:28 pm

In the days following Beastie Boys Adam Yauch’s death, it’s no surprise that his colleagues, friends and fans want to celebrate his life and career by singing cover songs, writing tributes, and even releasing unseen performances. Back in 2004, the group filmed a performance for the third season of Chappelle’s Show which remained unseen, as the third… More »

Beastie Boys Tributes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead & More Honor Adam Yauch

Becky Bain | May 7, 2012 - 11:30 am

The death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer, has caused practically everyone in entertainment to come out and pay their respects to the rapper, songwriter and filmmaker. Coldplay and fun. honored MCA by covering some of Beastie Boys’ classic songs live in concert, while Madonna and… More »

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock And Mike D Open Up About Adam Yauch’s Death

Robbie Daw | May 7, 2012 - 9:27 am

Following artists such as Coldplay, Madonna and fun. paying tribute to Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday at age 47 following a three-year battle with cancer, the late rapper’s bandmates Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) and Michael Diamond (Mike D) added their voices to those mourning Yauch’s loss. Horovitz chose to blog… More »

Madonna Pays Tribute To Adam Yauch Of Beastie Boys

Robbie Daw | May 7, 2012 - 8:40 am

Over the weekend, as the music world at large became aware that Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys had passed away on Friday, musicians began paying tribute to the pioneering rapper who went by the stage name of MCA. One such artist was Madonna, who added Yauch and his Beastie bandmates as supporting act on The… More »

fun. Cover Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” To Honor Adam Yauch

Idolator Staff | May 6, 2012 - 7:42 pm

fun. joined the chorus of artists saddened by the death of Beastie Boys’ MC Adam Yauch, honoring the late music pioneer with a (one-verse) cover of the Beasties’ modern classic “Sabotage”. fun., riding high on the ascent of “We Are Young”, busted out the unexpected tribute as part of their encore in a performance at… More »

Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Tribute: Watch

Idolator Staff | May 5, 2012 - 11:34 pm

A day after the tragic death of Beastie Boys’ MC Adam Yauch, HBO broadcast last month’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which featured a tribute to the band — with Travie McCoy, Kid Rock and Black Thought standing in for the trio. HBO, which decided Friday (May 4) to dedicate the show to… More »

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