Adam Yauch, known to his fans as MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away on May 4th after a near three year battle with cancer. When Yauch was first diagnosed in 2009, Coldplay played an unexpected but well-received cover of the Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right (To Party).” On the day of Yauch’s passing, Coldplay brought back the cover while playing in Los Angeles in tribute to the great musician, filmmaker, and philanthropist.
While we all know the song as an in-your-face party anthem, Coldplay’s piano rendition is still met with fanfare. Coldplay fans sang along with the chorus and cheering is heard throughout. Lead singer Chris Martin screams out “Adam Yauch! RIP!” in the middle of the tune, making sure that the cover is not lost on anyone.
Be sure to check out Coldplay’s official website.