From Rolling Stone Magazine:
How the wildest Beastie Boy found his way from the streets of New York to the path to enlightenment.
Brian Hiatt examines the many lives of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on sale May 25th. The story looks back on Yauch’s extraordinary career and remarkable personal growth as he moved on from his band’s loutish, hard-partying Licensed to Ill phase on to spiritual enlightenment in the latter half of his all-too-brief life.
• The cover story includes the first interviews given by surviving Beasties Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond, who address their grief and the question of what they will do now that their band is effectively over. “I’m totally confused,” says Horovitz. “I’m walking my dog and I’ll start crying on the street.”
• Yauch’s friends, collaborators and acquaintances, including Spike Jonze, Rick Rubin, Billy Corgan, Mario Caldato, Jill Cuniff and Sheryl Crow share fond recollections of him at different stages of his life. Crow, a cancer survivor who befriended Yauch after he was diagnosed, says he looked “radiant” in his final days. “He was just hopeful to the very end,” she says. “Here he was, one of the Beastie Boys, and he was one of the wisest people I’ve ever known.”