(AllHipHop News) The Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) and The Beastie Boys were not only a part of the same Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class this year; the two were also great friends, as told by RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis during the band’s sold-out concert at New Jersey’s Prudential Center last night (May 4).
The RHCP paused during the first of their two-date stint in Newark, New Jersey, to pay tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away yesterday at age 47 and was a close friend of the group’s well-known bassist, Flea.
At the evening’s onset, singer Anthony Kiedis proclaimed, “We’re playing this show tonight for Adam Yauch. He left the world with a lot of beauty.”
Flea later shouted about Yauch, “Adam was for real. I love that man!”
The RHCP weren’t the only rockers to honor Yauch, as seven-time Grammy Award-winning group Coldplay performed a mellow rendition of The Beastie Boys record, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)”, at their show in Los Angeles, which can be viewed here.
Watch video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing The Beastie Boys’ “So Whatcha Want” below:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where The Beastie Boys were inducted by Chuck D of Public Enemy this past April, will air tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.