Musicians react to death of MCA (Beastie Boys)

May 4, 2012
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Broken Social Scene:

Josh Freese:

Chan Marshall, Cat Power:



Matt Skiba, Alkaline Trio:

Best Coast:


Brandon Boyd, Incubus:

Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day:

This Is Hell:

Bob Nanna, Braid:

Donald Glover, Childish Gambino:

Jimmy Eat World:


Mike Wiebe, Riverboat Gamblers:

Hayley Williams, Paramore

Ted Leo:

Anthony Raneri, Bayside:

Nick Diener, the Swellers:

Evan Weiss, Into It. Over It.:

Dave Hause, The Loved Ones:

Written by Bryne Yancey

Position: Former Web Editor HQ: Orlando, FL (soon to be Cleveland, OH) Nice to meet you! I'm Bryne Yancey, the former web editor for Alternative Press. Prior to joining AP full-time, I volunteered at and freelanced for Myspace Music and AP, writing reviews and such.  I enjoy 80s thrash metal, leather-jacket pop-punk, obscure 90s/2000s emo, contemporary crust-core, and plenty in between. I'm a big fan of pizza, nachos, dessert, sleeveless t-shirts, wearing shorts year-round, sunglasses, science fiction, dry humor, horror, the Florida Marlins, the Orlando Magic, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vinyl is great; Spotify is equally and differently great. Green Day's "Dookie," Bad Religion's "All Ages," and the Suicide Machines' "Battle Hymns" changed my life. I don't think our scene has ever been as exciting or promising as it is right now. Top ten albums OF ALL TIME (but in no particular order): Saves The Day - Stay What You Are Green Day - Warning Jimmy Eat World - Futures Snapcase - Designs For Automotion Hot Water Music - Caution Metallica - ...And Justice For All The Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns Bad Religion - The Process of Belief The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told Descendents - ALL Twitter | Tumblr