A few days ago, MCA Day was announced with the launch of a Facebook and Twitter page dedicated to the event. Taking place in Union Square this Saturday, May 19, the event is in remembrance of the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, a.k.a MCA. According to the head of the event, Michael Kearney, the day is meant as a testament to the power and influence of one of NYC's most beloved entertainers: "Picture an NYC Subway car full of all types and walks of life... singing Beastie Boys songs in unison. That's my vision for MCA DAY NYC. I'm going to build that. Thanks for your support. That trains a coming..."
In honor of the late Beastie Boys' Adam “MCA” Yauch, Brooklyn Bowl will host a FREE screening of "Awesome: I F--kin Shot That" tonight followed by a Beastie Boys Tribute AV performance by Electric Method.
To top it off attendess will enjoy $5 Brass Monkey cocktails (rum, vodka, and orange juice) from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11121
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6pm-12am
It's a sad day for Beastie Boys fans as Adam Yauch, has passed away from cancer at age 47. Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 when doctors found a tumor in his salivary gland. He had been receiving treatment for the past 3 years, delaying the release of the group's most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, and preventing the group from performing live. In March Adam announced he was unable to attend the Beastie Boys' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on March 14, a clear sign his health had declined further.
Adam “MCA” Yauch, better known as one-third of New York hip-hop mainstays the Beastie Boys, was diagnosed with cancer of the parotid gland (salivary gland behind the cheek) back in July. Thankfully, Yauch noticed the swelling in his glands early and therefore, at a very treatable stage. Since then, he’s successfully had the tumor removed, and is quoted recently as saying that he feels “healthy, strong and hopeful that (he’s) beaten this thing.” The procedure was not expected to affect his vocals.
so here are the basics: Yes, it is true that Adam Yauch has cancer. About two months ago he realized that he could feel a small lump in his throat. The doctors found that he has cancer parotid gland and lymph node. The good news is that they scanned his whole body and the cancer is localized in that one area. Also it is in its early stages and is very treatable, so we will definitely keeping our fingers crossed.
Yauch made this announcement via a YouTube video, which can be found on their website. Alongside band-mate Adam Horowitz, he said the rest of their performances are cancelled and their next album Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1 release will be pushed back.
At the end of the video, Yauch apologizes at length to the fans for the cancelled shows. There is no need to apologize, just get better!