Frontman Chris Martin sang a slowed-down rendition of Beastie Boys' '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)' at Coldplay's Hollywood Bowl concert.
Coldplay paid tribute to the late Adam Yauch on their third and final night at the Hollywood Bowl. The band's frontman Chris Martin repeatedly chanted Yauch's name and Beastie Boys, Yauch's Grammy-winning group, during the performance of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)".
The Beastie Boys' hit was slowed down in Coldplay's version. Martin, who sat behind the piano, sang the lyrics instead of rapping them. "We're sending all our love to the Beastie Boys," Martin sang at the end of the song, as the crowd cheered and sang along.
The Friday, May 4 concert was star-studded with the appearance of such artists as Drew Barrymore, Zoe Saldana, the Beckhams, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and Ryan Phillippe.
Yauch died on Friday, May 4 just hours before Coldplay took the stage. The 47-year-old had been battling cancer for three years and was not able to attend the induction of Beastie Boys last month.