Keeping Adam Yauch in Our Thoughts


Photo by Ari Marcopoulos, from Pass the Mic: Beastie Boys 1991-1996

Adam Yauch will be undergoing surgery today to remove a cancerous growth. Let's all think about him and send positive, healing vibes his way. Here's some Best of Yauch for y'all to enjoy.
  1. Yauch, the prank mastermind [video]
  2. Yauch, fashion icon [photo]
    From Oh Snap! The Rap Photography of Ricky Powell
  3. If Yauch were a chicken... [mp3]
    From "Gratitude (Live at Budokan)" on Check Your Head (remastered edition)
  4. Yauch, the actor who can't keep a straight face [video]
    A scene from A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hörnblowér, directed by Adam Yauch
  5. Yauch, martial arts enthusiast [video]


Photo by Ricky Powell, from Oh Snap! The Rap Photography of Ricky Powell
  1. Yauch performs "The Update" live for the first time [video]
  2. Fun with fruit [photo]
    Photo taken during the Pageant Tour, published at Beastieboys.com
  3. Leader of goofy routines: "Bong-bong!" [mp3]
    From Live at Heineken Open'er Festival, June 30, 2007
  4. Dad and birthday boy [photo]
  5. Yauch as Bill Swenson, the Money Man [video]
    "Money makes you feel good."


  1. Yauch, the dog lover [video]
  2. Bunny slippers! [photo]
    From the "Body Movin'" video
  3. Yauch comments on who Beastie Boys fans are [mp3]
    From an interview with NPR Fresh Air, March 29, 2006
  4. Yauch in Oscilloscope Laboratories [photo]
  5. Buddhist buddies [photo]
    Yauch and the Dalai Lama


Photo by Ari Marcopoulos, originally published at Beastieboys.com
  1. Solo rapper [mp3]
    "Drum Machine," MCA and Burzootie
  2. Big-time movie director on the red carpet, with unidentified companions [photo]
  3. Emotive actor [photo]
    From the "Ch-Check It Out" video
  4. Yauch skateboards inside G-Son [video]
    From Rappin with the Rickster TV show
  5. Yauch with his "baby" [photo]
    From Oh Snap! The Rap Photography of Ricky Powell


Photo by Ricky Powell

48 comments:

10:09 AM Penny said...

This is fabulous!! I'm thinking good thoughts all day for the man. Get well soon Yauch!!

10:22 AM Pollywog Stu said...

We're pullin for you MCA. Stay strong!

10:31 AM Hot Sauce said...

This post is a work in progress. We're still adding to it. If you've got an addition to it, let us know.

10:42 AM funkyfour said...

the banana pic is classic...you should put drum machine on the list.

yauch is going to be ok, he'll be rapping in his 90's.

11:05 AM Emily said...

I've been thinking about him since I woke up today. I hope his surgery is successful and he gets better REALLY SOON!

XOXOXO Adam!

11:18 AM Lon Chaney said...

LOL @ bongbong routine..I forgot about that one. Nice tribute to MCA.

11:41 AM Fittonia said...

Thanks for pointing out Yauch is THE man! I got my rosaries out and my voodoo doll of him, and I am gonna do some crazyass prayer-magic for him. There's so many of us thinking about him today, he is gonna magically float above the hospital cutting table and freak out the doctors.

11:51 AM Kevin said...

^Hahaha! I hope they put a big X on where to cut. It would be a shame if he came out of surgery with a missing hand. Being a one handed bass player might be hard. ;)

12:58 PM Spiffy D said...

Loving this tribute Hot Sauce.

Hereby sending positive healing mind-vibes to MCA:

"zzzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaapp!"

1:11 PM Hot Sauce said...

@ Spiffy D: Thanks! Dana, the president of the Adam Yauch Appreciation Society, put a lot of this together.

1:23 PM Caroline said...

Beastie Boys are my boyfriend's and my favorite band. Blessings to Adam Yauch. We hope he beats the cancer.

3:17 PM Jon Timmerman said...

My family and I are sending good vibes to Yauch today.

3:24 PM Carter said...

Hang in there, MCA! You'll be back on top in no time.

3:32 PM Triple Trouble said...

MCA looks like the Terminator in the first photo. I hope the doctors can terminate his cancer.

3:34 PM Saber said...

Getta Betta Soon Adam!

4:00 PM Guest said...

My noggin is hoggin' all kinds of thoughts. Adam Yoggin is Yauch and he's rockin of course.

4:09 PM Rick said...

This is a good reminder of how dope Adam Yauch is. My fingers are crossed his surgery and recovery goes ok. I want to send him a card. Which address is better?

12:32 AM Jason M said...

Take care MCA! Kick the cancer in the ass and send it away.

1:18 AM Stunt D said...

It sucks about MCA. I hope they caught it early enough and he'll be ok. I hope Adrock & Mike are ok too. Yauch is like a brother. It must be tough for them.

9:22 AM Danielle said...

My heart dropped when I heard about Adam Yauch. I have faith he will recover fully because he has a strong support system and can afford the best medical care.

9:34 AM KLP said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam Yauch and his family and friends. The Beasties have and always will ROCK!!!

10:03 AM Julie V. said...

I'm so sorry. I've always loved Beastie Boys. I'm going to pray for MCA!

1:47 PM Jason said...

Get well soon Adam!

2:20 PM Emily said...

I want to join the Adam Yauch Appreciation Society! :D How do I join?

3:10 PM Lon Chaney said...

Maybe it's not cool to ask but I wonder how long it will be before he is back in action.

8:19 PM Fenton said...

Yauch Yauch Yauch
"Dip dip dive so-socialize
Open up your ears and clean out your eyes
If you learn to love you're in for a surprise
it could be nice to be alive"

Get well and rock that shack!

10:07 PM Iku Hito said...

I am sad to learn of MCA's illness. I wish for him good health and happiness.

12:00 AM Darren said...

I hated cancer before I found out about Adam Yauch's announcement. I hate it even more now.

12:17 AM Julie Adrien said...

When my friends are feeling sick or low I give them a big hug. It helps most of the time. Adam Yauch - I am sending out a gigantic virtual hug to YOU!! I can't wait to hear the new album and see you on the stage again.

10:38 AM Jonathan said...

Get well soon MCA!

5:34 PM Octopie said...

I hope he's going to be OK. I can't imagine the music world without Beastie Boys doing their thing. Beastie Boys music has helped me through some hard times. I wish I could do something to help Yauch through his hard time.

Much respect and affection...

10:40 PM nycneil said...

my uncle had the same kind of cancer. he did radiation treatment for a few months. he was run down & sick for six months but he did get better. i played a lot of cards with my uncle during his treatment. i'm available to play mahjong with mca if needs me.

1:32 AM JJW said...

Any word on how he's doing?

10:22 AM Hot Sauce said...

I know everyone is concerned and curious about Yauch, but we need to step back and not ask any questions. He already shared more with us than most people would tell their friends. Let's give him privacy and time to get healthy again. When and if he wants us to know anything more, he will tell us.

2:39 PM Pat said...

Adam Yauch, never stop rappin!

7:50 PM Diane said...

I hope MCA is doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

1:21 PM metsman said...

get well to my favorite MC!!

4:05 PM Greenman said...

Czech Republic keeping fingers...Good luck!!

11:21 PM MARIA C said...

GET WELL SOON MCA!! LOVE FROM ITALY!

11:35 PM Klaus said...

MCA! What's the time? It's time to get well.

10:57 PM Martin said...

Stay strong MCA.

3:26 PM thehoustongirl said...

Get Well Soon MCA!! I was looking forward to the concert in Austin in October, but you get better so yall can come back to TX and ROCK!!!! :D


LOVE Beastie Boys!! :D

I listen to yall daily on XM (Backspin)

Keep making good music!

7:26 AM Mike said...

Get well soon Adam! I hope you feel better soon.

7:16 PM Eric Viggo said...

And now I gotta to pass good vibes to Yauch

5:56 PM panchinelo said...

good vibes MCA

9:09 PM Andreo said...

Get well MCA!

Peace...

1:41 AM Glen Morrison said...

I hope he's doing ok. Like everyone else I'm pulling for him.

11:28 PM Pamela said...

My heart sank Adam when I learned of your news but so happy that you found it early which is the key. Huge bunches of get well wishes are being sent to you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and soon you will be rockin'and rappin'on!

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