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Coldplay paid tribute to the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch last night at their concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In this clip, Chris Martin puts a distinctly Coldplay-ish spin on the Beasties’ breakthrough hit “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party),” transforming it from a party banger into a delicate piano ballad.

(Source: Rolling Stone, Coldplay Cover Beastie Boys in Los Angeles)




During Friday’s game against Arizona, the Mets paid tribute to the New York music icon by playing Beasties music when they walked up to the plate. The idea was hatched and spearheaded by infielder Justin Turner and outfielder Scott Hairston.

(Source: NYDailyNews.com, NY Mets pay tribute to Adam Yauch – MCA of The Beastie Boys – at Citi Field vs. Arizona Diamondbacks)