GW Blog: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay Pay Tribute to Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch

It's hard to understate the influence the Beastie Boys had, be it culturally, musically or otherwise.

They were one of the few acts that transcended genres, style and even time itself, somehow remaining forever young even when they manned up about the discrepancies of their youth. (I'm referring, of course, to the band's shoutout to women in "Sure Shot," a move meant to make amends for some of their more misogynistic lyrics earlier in their careers.)

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.