Some very sad news for you today – Adam Yauch, one third of hugely influential hip-hop pioneers the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47. He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2009 and had been battling the disease ever since.
There’s an old maxim that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” – not something that we agree with entirely here at BAMM.tv, but something that occasionally feels quite appropriate nonetheless. The Beastie Boys are one of the all-time great party bands, yet also fused their hedonistic antics with genuine musical skill, a fun and frenzied sense of experimentation and a way of crafting a killer tune that left most of their contemporaries in the dust.
In short, we’re saying: it’s Friday, kids. The best way to celebrate the music of Adam Yauch is to raise a glass (or several) – and then dance. Here’s a selection to start you off: