Travis McCoy, Kid Rock and Black Thought join The Roots to perform a medley of 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn', 'So What'cha Want', 'Sabotage' and 'The New Style'.
Soon after Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was broadcast on HBO, its footage including a tribute performance dedicated to one of its inductees Beastie Boys hit the web. Travis McCoy, Kid Rock and Black Thought teamed up to deliver the salute to the band, who recently lost one of its members Adam Yauch.
The three stars emerged on stage wearing green tracksuits and caps. They were joined by The Roots and performed a medley of the Boys' 1987 classics including "No Sleep Till Brooklyn", "So What'cha Want", "Sabotage" and "The New Style".
Beastie Boys were introduced as one of 2012 Hall of Famers by LL Cool J and Public Enemy's Chuck D. Yauch couldn't came to the event due to health problem, but sent a letter of gratitude read by his bandmates Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond.
He thanked his parents, who were in attendance that night, and his family. "I'd like to dedicate this award to my brothers, Adam and Mike, who've walked the globe with me," he additionally stated. "To anyone who's been touched by our band, who our music has meant something to, this induction is as much ours as it is yours."
The induction ceremony ended with a photo of Yauch shown on screen with a text that read "In Memory of Adam Yauch". Other late stars who got tribute during the In Memoriam section included Levon Helm and Dick Clark.