Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch remembered... Plus Andre 3000 to play Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga as a Simpson, Jack White interviews Buzz Aldrin, Beatles on Mad Men, Stone Roses drummer mystery... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 8 May
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch passed on Friday (4 May), having been treated for cancer since 2009. Here's a selection of the tributes and reactions to the 47 year-old's death.
Beastie Boy Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz has thanked fans for their support in the days after his bandmate's death. "As you can imagine, shit is just fucked up right now, but I wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support," he wrote in a blog post. "I'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him."
Meanwhile his other bandmate, Mike Diamond posted his tribute on Facebook, declaring: "The last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam."
The band also posted up an obituary for the rapper, whose career also included stints as a music video director, charity worker, political activist and film producer, on their official site.
Watch Coldplay pay tribute to MCA by covering (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) at their show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on Friday night.
The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones, who knew Yaunch as a teenager, wrote a touching tribute to his friend, explaining he was "a genuinely quiet person who had become more likely to make a joke at his own expense than anyone else's."
Check out this gallery of the photos from across the rapper's career.
Eminem and Nas were among the many artists to join in the tributes to Yauch. "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others," said Eminem, while Nas added: "MCA is a true legend who influenced me. God bless his soul and his loved ones."
Check out this collection of some of the rapper's finest moments behind the camera as a video director.
Here's a comic by Adam Yauch, the Road To Enlightenment, which featured in the band's 1995 magazine, that was posted up online after his death.
Listen to a playlist featuring some of the rapper's best moments on record.
Yauch's death has prompted a surge in digital record sales for the New York rap trio, with their 1986 debut Licensed To Ill now at Number 3 in the US iTunes chart.
Finally, watch a previously un-aired clip of the Beastie Boys performing The New Style on a boat on The Chapelle Show in 2004 (via Gawker.com).
Here's the rest of the day's music news...
Animal Collective have posted two new songs, Honeycomb and Gotham, online. The tracks are set to be released as a single on 26 June.
Images of Lady Gaga's guest spot in The Simpsons later this month have emerged online.
Listen to the new Beach House album, Bloom, in full ahead of its release next Monday.
Outkast's Andre 3000 is to star in a biopic of Jimi Hendrix's experiences in England recording 1967 album Are You Experienced. The film, titled All Is By My Side, will be filmed in Ireland and is currently in pre-production, according to reports.
Listen to a new song by Passion Pit, taken from their second album, Gossamer, due for release on 23 July (via Stereogum.com).
Check out Milagres' "drugs, hugs and dancing party" playlist featuring Radiohead, Slade, Cozy Cole, Liars, The Move and more.
Here's a video of Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt from his exile in Samoa last year - though as he's captured sliding down a waterfall and eating pizza it doesn't sound too bad an exile (via Pitchfork.com).
The Stones Roses have denied rumours that drummer Reni has dropped out of their upcoming comeback shows due to ill health. Dodgy's Matthew Priest sparked the rumours, telling XFM: "I've heard rumours that Reni might not be playing - he's not well apparently and they're rehearsing with another drummer." However, the group have since issued a statement insisitng they're currently rehearsing with "all four members."
This week in Appy Mondays we spotlight Songify, an app which turns your speech into auto-tuned pop.
Jack White interviews lunar astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the practicalities of listening to music in space in this new interview.
Drake made a guest appearance during The Weeknd's Los Angeles show on Saturday, joining in on Crew Love and The Zone (via Vulture.com).
Watch an exclusive video interview with Keane, who released their new album, Strangeland, yesterday.
Marina And The Diamonds' second album, Electra Heart, was Number 1 in this week's Official Albums Chart, while N-Dubz' Tulisa took the top spot in the singles chart with her first solo release, Young.
Lionsgate, the production team behind Mad Men, reportedly paid $250,000 to use The Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows in an episode that aired in America at the weekend - the first time a Fab Four recording has been licensed for use in a TV show.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Cribs' Come On, Be A No-One.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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