Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz on Adam Yauch’s Death: ‘I’m Totally Numb’


Story by Cat Badra

Beastie Boys rapper says band was recording new music before Adam Yauch’s Passing

Losing a loved one is never easy. Just ask Beastie Boys rapper Adam Horovitz, “Ad-Rock,” who recently lost one of his best buddies and band mates Adam “MCA” Yauch on May 4 after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Horovitz exclaimed that he has been deeply affected by Yauch’s death. “I’m totally numb,” he said. “I’m walking the dog and I’ll start crying on the street… “

Horovitz went on to drop the news that the Beasties were in the process of writing and recording some new tracks right before Yauch passed away. “We recorded a few months ago,” Horovitz said. “It wasn’t any different from before. We spent more time making fart jokes and ordering food, which was true to form. That’s why it always took so long for us to put records out.”

Mike Diamond, “Mike D,” also told Rolling Stone that he was worried Yauch wouldn’t be able to sing on their latest recordings. But, thankfully, Yauch was strong enough to lend his pipes to the new songs.

“Adam instigated it. It could only come from him, in terms of where he was at with treatment,” Diamond said. “It was stuff we had written or demo-ed, and there were new ideas. He wasn’t sure he was able to do vocals. But after a bit, we ended up doing them. And he was fine,” Diamond said. “It was a way for him to say, ‘Yeah, I’m doing it.’”


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