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As fans around the world mourn the death of Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch, many celebrities have come forward to share their condolences. But but Coldplay took it one step further, by singing a tribute to the fallen hip-hop pioneer, filmmaker and humanitarian.
During their Friday night concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin led the band in a very melodic version of the Beastie Boys classic "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)." Martin sang rather than rapped the song, and the Coldplay take on the song highlights the teen anthem's lyrics with an appropriately mournful arrangement.
Martin, who namechecks Yauch (who died May 4 at the age of 47) midway through the cover, invites the audience to sing along to the chorus, particularly toward the end, when the song says "Mom, you're just jealous it's the Beastie Boys!"
At the very end of the song, Martin added "So we're sending all our love to the Beastie Boys!" as an open condolence to the remaining members of the iconic group, Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Adrock" Horowitz.
Yauch, who had lived with a rare form of cancer since 2009, passed away just one day before the broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction show on HBO, which featured his band mates receiving the honor.
Although Yauch had been unable to attend due to his health, the show (which took place April 14) featured a letter from him and an all-star tribute to the band from the Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy, who performed a medley of the Beastie Boys' greatest hits.
Watch Coldplay's cover of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" below: