The Late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Is Featured On The Cover Of ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine


It’s been a few weeks since the world lost Adam MCA Yauch of the Beastie Boys but the tributes and remembrances are still rolling in. We’ve heard from surviving Beasties Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz and Michael Mike D Diamond personally and today we learn that Rolling Stone magazine is paying tribute to MCA’s memory with a coverstory feature in the June issue of their magazine. Click below to check out MCA on the cover of RS magazine and find out what readers will find in store when the magazine hits newsstands on Friday.

Brian Hiatt examines the many lives of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on sale May 25th. The story looks back on Yauch’s extraordinary career and remarkable personal growth as he moved on from his band’s loutish, hard-partying Licensed to Ill phase on to spiritual enlightenment in the latter half of his all-too-brief life. The cover story includes the first interviews given by surviving Beasties Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond, who address their grief and the question of what they will do now that their band is effectively over. “I’m totally confused,” says Horovitz. “I’m walking my dog and I’ll start crying on the street.” Yauch’s friends, collaborators and acquaintances, including Spike Jonze, Rick Rubin, Billy Corgan, Mario Caldato, Jill Cuniff and Sheryl Crow share fond recollections of him at different stages of his life. Crow, a cancer survivor who befriended Yauch after he was diagnosed, says he looked “radiant” in his final days. “He was just hopeful to the very end,” she says. “Here he was, one of the Beastie Boys, and he was one of the wisest people I’ve ever known.”

I am not a regular Rolling Stone reader but this issue is a must own for me. It’s so hard to reconcile the fact that MCA is gone and the Beastie Boys are over. It’s just so unfair when we lose people at such a young age under very tragic circumstances. This issue of RS will hit newsstands this Friday May 25. Even tho I am looking forward to reading the tributes to MCA, I wish I could be more excited about this issue. It’s just still so very sad that MCA is gone.


  • I’m so glad that Rolling Stone is putting Adam on the cover. In their last issue they only had a in memoriam section and I thought that wasn’t enough. The Beastie Boys ending due to the death of a band member reminds me a lot of how TLC ended after their Z-100 Zootopia performance in 2003 when Left-Eye died suddenly. Bands like this really shouldn’t continue out of respect to the members they lost. Both Adam and Left-Eye were really the geniuses of their respective bands and I’m sure the ending of their bands is just what they would have wanted. RIP Adam you are sorely missed :(

  • Kim

    MCA was the first celebrity passing that really, really upset me. I still can’t shake it. I have so many memories that were shaped by the BBoys, and for that I’m forever grateful. High school wouldn’t have been the same without you MCA. RIP