Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz will today make his first public performance since the death of his bandmate Adam "MCA" Yauch at a benefit concert in Brooklyn for imprisoned members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Horovitz will DJ, and the show will include live sets by Heliotropes, Shady Hawkins and TinVulva, Rolling Stone magzine reported.
Three members of Pussy Riot - Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich - were charged with hooliganism for allegedly participating in a punk rock demonstration against the regime of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Five members of the feminist band, clad in brightly coloured homemade ski masks and miniskirts, briefly seized the pulpit of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in February and chanted "Mother Mary, drive Putin away."
The trio have been in police custody since March and face up to seven years in jail. Their cause - and the harsh response of the Russian Orthodox Church - has provoked a public outcry and criticism of Russia's largest religious institution.
The benefit show will raise money to support the musicians' legal defence.
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