Buzz Bites (5/7/12): Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Reacts To Adam Yauch’s Death

Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz thanks fans for support in the wake of Adam Yauch's death.

+ Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, posted on the band's blog last night after the passing of member Adam Yauch on Friday. "As you can imagine, s*** is just f***ed up right now. But I wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support," he wrote. "I'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out in the world is coming right back to him." (Billboard)

+ Several bands paid tribute to Adam Yauch (MCA) over the weekend, performing Beastie Boys' songs at shows. Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers play an instrumental "So Wat'cha Want" (Billboard), Coldplay's poignant take on "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)" (Neon Limelight), and fun. taking on "Sabotage." (Idolator)

+ Fans and artists are grieving over Yauch's death. Madonna said in a statement, "I'm very sad to hear about Adam's passing. G*D bless him and his family." Mix Master Mike said, "Thank U for your friendship and thank you for picking me to be your DJ. forever I will hold you close to my heart. My Condolences go out to the Yauch family." (MTV News)

+ Rihanna took over the "Saturday Night Live" stage, and when I say take over, I mean she DESTROYED with her outta control swag and two swank backdrops. Watch her perform "Where Have You Been." (MTV News)

+ Britney Spears is trying to help her young fan, 9-year-old Ryan Kennedy, who's battling brain cancer to trend on Twitter per his wishes. Adam Lambert has also joined the cause. (ONTD)

+ "Glee" goes to prom tomorrow, and they'll be featuring tunes from Selena Gomez, Ke$ha, Berlin and Fergie. Watch their rendition of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" ahead of the episode. (Billboard)

+ Best Coast will release their sophomore album, The Only Place, on May 15. Stream the sun-kissed, girl-group-styled pop confection ahead of time. (NPR)

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