Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we round up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.
- Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz are thanking Beastie Boys fans mourning the death of their bandmate Adam "MCA" Yauch. Diamond wrote on Facebook that "the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother." Diamond and Horovitz also posted a message on the band's official tumblr. Yauch died on Friday after a years-long battle with cancer.
- In today’s Post: Burt Bacharach in in Washington this week to accept the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. On songwriting, Bacharach says, "I didn't like rock-n-roll. I knew more than three chords."
- Also in today's Post, our weekly album reviews: David Malitz
ventures down Silversun Pickups' middle-of-the-road-rock; Sarah Godfrey reviews dancehall reggae phenom Romain Virgo; and Allison Stewart offers her take on the latest mix-tape from DMV rapper Black Cobain.