Adam Nathaniel Yauch died today.


In 2009, they found a cancerous tumour in his left salivary gland. It was removed. It was the signal of bad times ahead.

I dismissed the Beastie Boys as a bit of a joke act in the very beginning. Paul's Boutique changed all of that! I own almost every single release and have seen them live many times...always a very special occasion!

My heart goes out to his family and Adam and Mike.

Today stinks!


the static fanatic 5 May 2012 at 07:35  

Really tough news today... check Your Head hit me like a rogue wave when it came out. I wasn't into hip hop a great deal at the time, but I found the production endlessly fascinating - the fact that it was "live" music mixed with produced (samples, synths, drum machines) music really blew my 16 year old mind. It was incidentally one of the reasons I started liking electronic music when all I'd known up to that point was Thrash and Death Metal.

Unknown 5 May 2012 at 18:15  

By Jove, this is such bad news, for me The Beastie Boys were one of the reasons that I started to get interested in hiphop and electronic music. Damnit!