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Hard rock and heavy metal musicians mourn Adam Yauch of the BEASTIE BOYS

Blabbermouth.net reports that many hard rock and heavy metal musicians have commented on the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, a founding member of the legendary rap group the BEASTIE BOYS, who died last Friday after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.

Slash (VELVET REVOLVERGUNS N’ ROSES): “Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We’ll miss you very much.”

ANTHRAX: “RIP MCA. Cancer, you’re an asshole.”

Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH): “Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends.”

LINKIN PARK: “We’re sad to learn about the death of MCA. Our condolences to the Beastie Boys and Adam’s family.”

Fred Durst (LIMP BIZKIT): “A very sad day indeed. Adam Yauch RIP.”

David Draiman (DISTURBED): “Listened to the Beastie Boys since I was a kid. RIP Adam (MCA) Yauch. You will be missed.”

Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD): “Beastie Boys broke a lot of rules and broke a lot of ground. Bummed I never saw ’em. MCA has gone on to his final egg raid on mojo. Peace bro!”

Freddy Cricien (MADBALL): “RIP to a hip hop legend and my favorite beastie boy…. MCA”

SPINESHANK: “RIP MCA!!!!! Thanx for the awesome music!”

BONDED BY BLOOD: “R.I.P. MCA! Our set tonight (in Dallas) goes out too you!”

Brian Fair (SHADOWS FALL): “RIP MCA of the Beastie Boys. My favorite show ever was seeing them at a small club in Boston on ‘Check Your Head’ tour. Thanks for the music.”

Justin Broadrick (GODFLESHJESU): “Very sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch / MCA.”

SICK OF IT ALL: “Our hearts go out to MCA’s family and friends in their time of loss. We had the pleasure of doing a small tour with the Beastie Boys under their hardcore name Quazar. They were the most down-to-earth and fun guys. Thanks for all the great times and music and all your humanitarian work you’ve done. Rest in peace, brother. A sad day indeed.”

LIVING COLOUR: “Cause You Can’t, You Won’t And You Don’t Stop, MCA Come And Rock The Sure Shot – RIP Adam Yauch!”

STYX: “Another great one has passed. RIP MCA. Truly one of the best at what he did.” 

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMANJOURNEYYNGWIE MALMSTEEN): “RIP MCA…you showed us how to ‘fight for the right’, long live the Beasties!”

Perry Farrell (JANE’S ADDICTION): “Adam Yauch has passed. As sobering news as you’ll ever recieve. This part of life (death) is resolute — causes one to consider their own life, and the way they’re living it. Today is a grey day. It feels as if their is no escape… Adam was a guy who brought happiness and energy to so many. That is why the news of his passing is so stifling. Bon voyage, Adam.” 

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