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Playground Named for Beastie Boy Defaced With Swastikas

Someone also spray-painted 'Go Trump!' on Adam Yauch Park

(Newser) - A Brooklyn playground named for the late Beastie Boys' star Adam Yauch was vandalized with swastikas and the words "Go Trump!" the AP reports. Photos show the swastikas and words were spray-painted on playground equipment in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. The city named the park for the late... More »

Brooklyn Honors Beastie Boy With a Park

Adam Yauch gets honor a year after his death

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died almost exactly a year ago of cancer, and today he got a nice tribute from his hometown of Brooklyn. The parks department renamed a small park in his honor, reports USA Today . "This is real! And it is awesome," declares Daily Intel . (Here'... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Beastie Boy's Will: Don't Put My Music in Ads

Adam Yauch doesn't want to sell out in death

(Newser) - Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who died in May , wanted to make sure his music was never used to shill corporate products after his death—so he wrote just such a directive into his will. Yauch, also known as MCA, dictated that no music or art he created can be... More »

Adam Yauch Taught a Generation How to Grow Up

The once-wild Beastie Boy matured into a citizen of the world

(Newser) - The effusive tributes to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch continue, and one of his lyrics in particular is being frequently quoted. From "Sure Shot" in 1994:
  • “I want to say a little something that’s long overdue/The disrespect to women has got to be through/ To all the mothers
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RIP Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

'MCA' will be missed

(Newser) - The tributes are rolling in for Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died at 47 after a three-year fight with cancer.
  • Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon : For Gen-Xers, Kurt Cobain's death "represented the darkness of rock 'n' roll," but years later, Yauch's "
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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Dead at 47

Rapper known as MCA had been fighting cancer

(Newser) - One of the Beastie Boys has died: Adam "MCA" Yauch, who had been fighting cancer, is dead at age 47, report TMZ and GlobalGrind . Yauch and fellow Beasties Adam "Ad-rock" Horovitz and "Mike D" Diamond were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month,... More »

Beastie Boy Yauch Has Successful Cancer Surgery

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and is recovering at home, Rolling Stone reports. The rapper says he had the procedure a week and a half ago, and spent just one night in the hospital. Though his recovery is going... More »

Beastie Boy Yauch Has Cancer; Group Cancels Dates

(Newser) - Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland and will undergo treatment, Billboard reports. The surgery and radiation forced the group to cancel summer tour dates and postpone the release of a new album. The outlook, though, is good. “It’s a pain in... More »

Gunnin' Sure to Score With Hoop Fans

Beastie Boy produces shallow but pleasing documentary

(Newser) - Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, the second documentary from Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, is no Hoop Dreams, but critics predict a slam-dunk with roundball and hip-hop aficionados. The film follows eight high school phenoms through a high-profile Harlem pick-up game and “offers a snapshot of the kind of top... More »

Beasties' Yauch Finds a Groove With Hoops Doc

Rapper/director's Gunnin' For That #1 Spot opens tomorrow

(Newser) - Though by his own admission, he's "just terrible at watching basketball on television," Beastie Boy Adam Yauch—aka MCA—has directed a documentary about the nation's top prep players. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot opens tomorrow, and Radar catches up with Yauch, whose fight for his right to... More »

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