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Adam Yauch Park Becomes Official, Brooklyn Playground Gets New Name!

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We were very excited to hear that there were plans to rename a park in Brooklyn after the late Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch. Especially when we had heard that Adam learned to ride a bike there many years ago! It's so fitting for such a cool dude!

Well, we're happy to announce that the ceremony has been held, and that the park is now officially known as Adam Yauch Park!

On hand to speak was Adam's mom, and also his fellow band-mate Ad-Rock (who spoke in the video above!)!

If was a small and relaxed ceremony, and it's the perfect way to remember someone who had been taken too soon!

RIP MCA!

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[Image via Twitter.]

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Elton John Tributes Beastie Boy Adam Yauch!

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How beautiful!

Elton John sent some touching sentiments into the universe last week.

The living legend addressed Adam Yauch's death at his Las Vegas concert, mentioning that while he wasn't super close with the Beastie Boys, he was a big a fan.

He reminisced about the time he saw them live at the Greek Theatre, saying he had the time of his life because they were so incredible.

So to pay tribute, he played Don't Let The Sun Go Down for MCA.

Check out his touching dedication (above) right before he goes into the performance.

Just make sure U have some kleenex near by!

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Beastie Boys Back In Billboard Action! Sales Up 1,235%!!!

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After news of Adam MCA Yauch's death hit the music industry harder than a pile of bricks last week, fans went on a Beastie Boys shopping spree!

While the 1986 album Licensed to Ill reenters the Top 20 with 19,000 copies sold, overall album sales reach an astonishing 55,000 compared to the previous week's 4,000!!! WoWza…

Now, as far as digital songs go… pull up a chair!

The musical pioneers sold

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Beastie Boys Sued The Day Before Adam Yauch’s Death

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While the two events are obviously not related, that is a sh*tload of negativity pouring on remaining Beastie Boy members Michael Diamond AKA Mike D, and Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock.

The day before Beasite Adam Yauch passed away due to cancer complications, the iconic band was sued by Hip-Hop label TufAmerica, who claim the boys - along with Universal Music Group - illegally sampled sounds on their first two career-defining albums Licensed to Ill and Paul’s Boutique.

TufAmerica alleges the Beasties wrongfully

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Adam ‘Ad Roc’ Horovitz Remembers Beastie Adam Yauch

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While many are mourning MCA aka Adam Yauch, his fellow Beastie Boys have obviously been among the hardest hit by the rapper/activist’s tragic passing.

Beastie Adam ‘Ad Roc’ Horovitz recently posted a message of thanks to the band’s tumblr, along with the above pic, saying:

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Dedicate Newark Concert To Late MCA Adam Yauch

The death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch devastated the music world (and us) this past Friday.

While some celebs mourned the late MCA through Twitter, Coldplay honored Adam's playful spirit in a cover of Fight For Your Right, and comedian Fred Armisen donned clothing similar to the iconic rapper's during the closing credits of SNL.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers also payed tribute to their fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at their Newark, New Jersey show Friday, playing versions of What'cha Want and Gratitude, which are both off of the Beastie Boys' 1992 album, Check Your Head.

Frontman Anthony Keidis dedicated the show to Yauch, and in a heartwarming statement said:

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Madonna Remembers Adam Yauch

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Celebrities and music fans alike were stunned and devastated to hear on Friday that Adam Yauch had passed away after a three-year battle with throat cancer, and now, Madonna herself is speaking out publicly in honor of the Beastie Boys rapper, who along with his bandmates, opened for her during the 1985 Like A Virgin Tour!

The Queen of Pop took to her Facebook page to write:

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