The Beastie Boys wrangled punk rock and hip hop together like no-one before or since – they were a huge inspiration to me starting way back 1986 – the first concert where I can remember my ears ringing. It was also the first time I started to understand the concept of a remix, of genre collision, of the endless possibilities of invention and reinvention in art. MCA passed on today after a long battle with cancer. Big sorrow in my heart – gone but not forgotten. RIP.

He’d have wanted us all to play Sabotage at volume 11. Video is one of the all time greats. Let’s do this.


Details everywhere – first link I saw was here.