Following the sad news of Adam Yauch’s death, Coldplay paid tribute to the late MCA by covering the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” at their show at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. Seated at the piano, frontman Chris Martin performed a stripped-down version of the group’s 1987 hit off their debut album Licensed to Ill.
“I said mom, you’re just jealous, it’s the Beastie Boys/ So we’re sending all our love to the Beastie Boys,” sang Martin in front of the sold-out crowd, which included Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz.
The tributes also poured in from the hip-hop community including Jay-Z, Rev Run, Nas, Ludacris, and Eminem, who told MTV News, “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. They are trailblazers and pioneers and Adam will be sorely missed.”
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