The remaining members of the Beastie Boys have confirmed that they will never play live again, following the death of founding member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch back in 2012.
The news followed the group’s decision to apply for trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with regards to the Beastie Boys name in conjunction with ‘live performances by a musical group’.
The remaining members, Mike D and Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz, were reached for comment after fans thought this was a sign that they were going to make a comeback. A representative addressed the rumours by saying, “There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch.”
Guitarist and vocalist Horovitz had previously stated that the hip-hop group would not be making any more music, but this latest statement has ended all hope of ever seeing the group perform again.
In an interview with NME earlier this year, Ad-Rock said: “Adam started the band, so we couldn’t do anything without him.” However he did not rule out himself and Mike D working together in the future, separate to the Beastie Boys name: “At some point we’ll do something.”
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