Beastie Boys co-founder Adam 'MCA' Yauch who died today at the age of 47, after a long battle with cancer.
MTV News is already covering his passing with ongoing coverage on MTVNews.com and intermittent on-air hits on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams. In addition, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams are currently playing back-to-back Beastie Boys music video hours.
Check out this throwback interview as the Beastie Boys Talk License To Ill In 1986 - Even though they were still openers on Run-DMC's tour, the Beastie Boys had big plans, as you can see in this classic MTV News clip.
"Lots of us at MTV grew up with Adam and his Beastie brothers. He had a keen artistic eye and great wit that helped shape so many of the group's music and videos. He made us want to rock, scream and laugh all in one breath. We will miss him as will his many fans." -Van Toffler, President of MTV Music Group
Tonight at 8pm ET/PT, MTV News will present a one-hour live special remembering Adam from its Times Square newsroom and hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway. The special will highlight the Beastie Boys and Adam’s career through music videos, performances, MTV moments and remembrances from his peers. The special will re-air at 11pm ET/PT on MTV2.