Both Coldplay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to recently-departed Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys over the weekend.
Coldplay singer Chris Martin sang a solo piano version of the Beastie Boys' classic, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)." At the end of the song, Martin inserted the extra line, "And so we're sending all our love to the Beastie Boys."
The Peppers, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the Beastie Boys earlier this year, paid tribute to MCA at a concert in Newark, N.J. Billboard reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Keidis entered the stage wearing an "MCA" tee and stated to the crowd, "We lost a good man today. He left the world a lot of beauty. I hope you carry that flame. Adam was for real."
During their concert, the Chili Peppers played instrumental versions of two Beastie Boys tracks: 1992's "Gratitude" and "What'cha Want," both from 1992's "Check Your Head."
After the Peppers left the stage following the show, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right" started blasting out from the PA system, with the crowd reportedly singing along.
MCA, who was 47, passed away last week from cancer. Other stars to pay tribute to him include Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Strokes.
by RTT Staff Writer
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