MTV Specials to Remember Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch, Dead at 47

MTV has revealed its plans to tribute Beastie Boys founding member, director and activist Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, who died on Friday morning following a nearly three-year battle with cancer.

This Friday night at 8/7c, MTV News will present Adam Yauch: Remembering a Beastie Boy, to be hosted live from the cabler’s Time Square studio by Sway Calloway and simulcast on mtvU and The one-hour special will highlight the Beastie Boys and Adam’s career through music videos, performances and remembrances from his peers.

Leading up to the special, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams are playing wall-to-wall Beastie Boys music videos. Themed music video hours will then air throughout the weekend.

On Sunday at 11/10c, MTV2’s Sucker Free Countdown will dedicate the episode to MCA, kicking off with the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video and featuring dedication tweets from major artists and fans.

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  1. Erin says:

    MCA was an amazing musician and activist. He will be missed.

  2. Haukmoor says:

    Can’t stand Sway, wish it was Loder and hope it does MCA proper respect and justice.

  3. Still in shock over this. I really thought he’d make it.

  4. tripoli says:

    A sad day in music. What a loss to the world.

  5. bad kevin says:

    Favorite Beastie Boys track: Sabotage. RIP MCA, you will always fight for your right to party.

  6. Angela says:

    Very sad news. My condolances to all his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  7. Coco says:

    Awesome artist. From Beasties Boys to Oscilloscope. RIP, MCA.

  8. Winnie says:

    I love what MTV did in memorium for MCA.