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Beastie Boys were an American hip-hop trio from New York City, United States: Brooklyn and Manhattan. Originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band, The Young Aborigines, in 1978 by Michael Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar; died May 2016), Adam Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums), for the majority of its career the group consisted of Mike D (real name Michael Diamond), Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and, until his death in May 2012, MCA (Adam Yauch). Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Gone but not forgotten (2012 edition)

December 9th, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten 2012 Thrash Hits

With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.

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Sunday Slaylist: R.I.P. Adam Yauch, aka MCA, from the Beastie Boys

May 6th, 2012

Adam Yauch MCA Beastie Boys RIP Thrash Hits

As you’ll no doubt have heard by now, on Friday 04 May 2012, Adam Yauch – aka MCA – from the Beastie Boys, died after losing his battle against cancer of the parotid salivary gland. He was just 47 years old. To mark this sad occasion, this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is dedicated to his memory, by way of a look-back at the Beastie Boys’ pre-hip hop work – their punk rock years.

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From the brilliant mind that put Behemoth and Lady Gaga together comes a mashup of Beastie Boys… and Decapitated. Yes, Decapitated.

July 7th, 2010

There is a particular twisted genius who has been posting mashups of metal and pop on YouTube for the last six months. Not content with melding Lady Gaga to Meshuggah, Soilwork  and Behemoth, this brilliant individual has once again crafted something wonderful. And completely insane.

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Cancer Bats’ new video for ‘Sabotage’ gives us a raging hard-on

February 17th, 2010

Let’s just get straight down to business: the almighty Canuck quartet, Cancer Bats, have released a video to their actually-pretty-fucking-awesome cover of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’. And in the the few minutes before some wise-ass makes a copy of it and uploads it onto YouTube, all you need to do to see it is spread the word via your Facebook or Twitter account.

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