Max Read · 06/13/13 06:31AM

All your heroes eventually die and go to Cobble Hill to become yuppie parents. Even Mike D.

Taylor Berman · 04/28/13 07:03PM

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have signed a deal to write a memoir. The New York Times reports the book, which is scheduled to be released in fall 2015, will be “loosely structured as an oral history.”

Requiem For a White MC

peter 'pete nice' nash · 05/10/12 09:10AM

Last week, after learning that Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys had died at 47, Gawker asked sometimes Deadspin contributor Peter Nash—also known as Prime Minister Pete Nice of 3rd Bass—to share his thoughts about MCA's legacy and being a white MC during the golden age of New York hip hop. He obliged.

Here's the Coldplay Tribute Cover of the Beastie Boys Nobody Asked For

Louis Peitzman · 05/05/12 02:16PM

Well, their heart is in the right place. During last night's Hollywood Bowl concert, Coldplay decided to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died yesterday at 47. The odd acoustic cover of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" — which Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sings rather than raps — is being hailed as a "touching tribute" and a "heartfelt rendition." Sure, it's a nice thought, but does anything about this cover actually recall the Beastie Boys?

Here's Jay-Z's 2009 Tribute to Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys

Emma Carmichael · 05/04/12 03:00PM

Back in summer 2009, the Beastie Boys were forced to pull out of their scheduled headlining performance at the All Points West music festival in Jersey City, N.J. Yauch had just announced that he'd been diagnosed with cancer, and the group was forced to cancel a lot of shows as he sought treatment.

R.I.P. Nathanial Hornblower: MCA's Hilarious Response to a Bad New York Times Review

Max Read · 05/04/12 02:31PM

In 2004, The New York Times' Stephanie Zacharek negatively reviewed the video for the Beastie Boys' new single "Ch-Check It Out." MCA a.k.a. Adam Yauch, who died today at the age of 47, had directed the video under his pseudonym Nathanial Hornblower. He didn't take kindly to Zacharek's review, and let her know in a letter to the Times demanding, among other things, that she send him a goat.