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Tributes Pour in For Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

7:30 AM, May 8, 2012   |    comments
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Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch, who died Friday at age 47 after battling cancer, was remembered all weekend long with special tributes.

Coldplay offered up a musical tribute on Friday at a Los Angeles concert. Lead singer Chris Martin sang a piano version of the Beastie Boys' seminal chart-topper, (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party), inserting the extra line, "And so we're sending all our love to the Beastie Boys" at the end of the song. Martin's wife Gwyneth Paltrow tells USA TODAY's Donna Freydkin she was in the audience and the performance made her cry "many, many tears."

The Red Hot Chili Peppers also paid tribute at their Friday concert in Newark. Billboard reports that frontman Anthony Keidis entered the stage wearing an "MCA" tee and told the crowd, "We lost a good man today. He left the world a lot of beauty. I hope you carry that flame. Adam was for real."

Adam "Ad-Rock," Horovitz, one of the Beastie Boys trio, also is remembering his friend and colleague on the group's tumblr page, writing:

    i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you.

USA Today

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