Watch Coldplay Cover The Beastie Boys

OK, so the idea of someone as mild-mannered as Chris Martin singing ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)’ is pretty funny.

It’s unlikely his ‘mom’ ever threw away his best porno mag, as it says in the Beastie Boys orginal.

But we shouldn’t mock, because Coldplay’s rendition is actually quite heartfelt: it’s a tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who died of cancer in 2012.

Karen O and Jay-Z, who were playing the same festival, also paid tribute from onstage (Karen O dedicated ‘Maps’ to Yauch).