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Adam Yauch Tributes Flood Twitter YORK) -- Celebrity reaction to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s death swept the Internet Friday. On Twitter, tributes from the music world and beyond abound:

“Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.” -- Russell Simmons, mentor for the Beastie Boys and founder of

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA” -- Justin Timberlake.

“God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP” -- Common.

“What an awful day. Rest in peace, MCA.” -- Martha Plimpton.

“Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family.” -- Duran Duran.

“Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny.” -- Lenny Kravitz.

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. #RIPMCA” -- Lance Armstrong.

“We lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.” -- Milla Jovovich.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees Announced

Paul Natkin/WireImage(CLEVELAND) -- Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys are among the acts to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Donovan, Laura Nyro and The Small Faces/Faces have also been named as inductees, and the late bluesman Freddie King will be inducted as an early influence.  The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 14.

Guns N’ Roses and Small Faces/Faces made it in their first nomination.  The Beastie Boys, Donovan, Nyro and The Red Hot Chili Peppers have previously been nominated but failed to make the cut until now.

Guns N' Roses crashed onto the scene 25 years ago with the debut album Appetite for Destruction, which according to the Recording Industry of America, has sold some 18 million copies.

The Small Faces first arrived in the 1960s and by the 70s -- after several lineup changes including the arrival of singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood -- became simply Faces.

The Beastie Boys -- Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “MCA” Yauch -- made their mark in 1987 with (“You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party).”

L.A.’s Red Hot Chili Peppers and its still active founding members Anthony Kiedis and Michael “Flea” Balzary arrived in the 80s with its funky alternative rock sound.  The band’s biggest hit is the ballad “Under the Bridge.”

The Scottish folk singer Donovan was big in the 1960s with hits such as “Sunshine Superman” and “Mellow Yellow.”

Laura Nyro was a New York City singer/songwriter whose tunes became hits for others.  The band Blood, Sweat and Tears scored a top 10 hit with Nyro’s “And When I Die.”  Nyro died in 1997.

The list of nonperforming inductees includes the late producer Don Kirshner and record producers and engineers Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa.

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Says He's Not Cancer-Free, Despite Reports

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While it sounds as if the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is making progress in his battle with cancer, it would be premature to say he's overcome the disease. It seems some people misinterpreted comments made by Yauch's bandmate, Mike D, in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1. Mike D said Yauch was showing signs of improvement in his health, and added, "We're really happy about it." The interview spawned reports claiming Yauch is cancer-free.

Yauch clarified his current health condition in a statement released Friday. He said, "While I'm grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated. I'm continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future." Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Announce 2011 Inductees

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam Music Group(NEW YORK) -- Will Bon Jovi be named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2011?  Fans will find out next Wednesday.

The hall says it will reveal its inductees for 2011 on Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET on its website, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, the Beastie Boys and Neil Diamond are among the nominees.

Though the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, the induction ceremony will again be held in New York City, on March 14.´╗┐

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