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

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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 MTV.com. 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.



Comments (8)

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

    Comment by Erin – May 4, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t stand Sway, wish it was Loder and hope it does MCA proper respect and justice.

    Comment by Haukmoor – May 4, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still in shock over this. I really thought he’d make it.

    Comment by Kirstin E. Jewell – May 4, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A sad day in music. What a loss to the world.

    Comment by tripoli – May 4, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Favorite Beastie Boys track: Sabotage. RIP MCA, you will always fight for your right to party.

    Comment by bad kevin – May 4, 2012 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very sad news. My condolances to all his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

    Comment by Angela – May 4, 2012 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome artist. From Beasties Boys to Oscilloscope. RIP, MCA.

    Comment by Coco – May 5, 2012 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love what MTV did in memorium for MCA.

    Comment by Winnie – May 6, 2012 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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