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Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch To Be Honored With Brooklyn Playground

Adam Yauch, best known as “MCA” of rap pioneers Beastie Boys, was a major figure not only in popular music, but also in the city of New York, specifically the borough of Brooklyn where he grew up.

05/02/2013

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Z-Trip On GRAMMY Supergroup “It Never Felt Like Work.”

Capping the 55th GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J, blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D and DJ Z-Trip bridged a wide range of musical genres to unite for a […]

02/11/2013

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GRAMMYS Close With Star-Studded Finale

Capping the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J, blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D and DJ Z-Trip crossed a wide range of musical genres to unite for […]

02/10/2013

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JACK’s Inside Track: Biz Markie

Nuthin’ screams entertainment like a big guy with a lisp in a Beethoven wig.

104.1 JACK-FM–01/14/2013

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin On Adam Yauch Tribute: “The Only Thing To Do Is To Sing”

On Friday, news broke of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s passing after a difficult battle with cancer. Within minutes of the announcement, the Internet was a blaze with thoughts and sentiments from fans and celebrities […]

05/07/2012

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Adam Yauch In NJ

That was the on-stage exchange between Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis and Flea at the first of their two-night stand at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. And it was surely what was on everyone’s mind […]

05/07/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Beastie Boys-MCA RIP

I was lucky enough to see the Beasties countless times around the country, and MCA was always my favorite–it was a combo of his laid-back rasp and his “beard like a billy goat”. Long live […]

05/07/2012

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Awesome Album Covers: Beastie Boys And “Licensed To Ill”

A few weeks ago when we considered [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]‘ Licensed To Ill as a Best Seller From the ’80s, we noted it was considered either trash or innovative at the time, depending on your […]

12/27/2011

JACK’s Inside Track: RnR Hall of Fame Inductions

Will Axl bury the hatchet with Slash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April? Let’s hope not LITERALLY… and STILL no nods to KISS or Rush?? Blasphemy, I say!

12/09/2011

JACK’s Inside Track: Beastie Boys

C’mon…seriously? Have the Beastie Boys been around for THAT long? They’ve still got the Ill Communication, though…

08/24/2011

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