RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch. This is the August 6, 1998 cover story where we explore how three punk-rock wiseguys from New York made some records, changed America and built an empire of cool.
Here is an excerpt where they shared how they register at their hotels, as they were about to embark on their first tour in three years.
And Adam “MCA” YAUCH – the spiritual seeker – what of him? He registers under the name I. Clouseau, as in Inspector Clouseau, for he is a huge Peter Sellers fan. His favorite Sellers movie is The Party. “He plays an Indian actor,” Yauch says, “and the movie was banned in India because he is playing this bumbling idiot in the middle of all these white people, and some Indian people were insulted by it. But the irony is that he’s really the only intelligent person there – all the other people are morons. So it has a cool theme.”
Fun Fact: The Angels and Rangers have both only thrown one perfect game in their respective histories. And they were against each other.
The first perfect game was Angels pitcher Mike Witt’s 1-0 win against Texas in 1984. The second perfect game was Kenny Rogers’ 4-0 win against the Angels in 1994.