Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Says Reports of Being Cancer-Free 'Exaggerated'
Published: January 10, 2011 - 8:15am
Adam Yauch recently published on the Beastie Boys website:
Hello My Friends
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.
The diagnosis in the Summer of 2009 has delayed the group's Hot Sauce Committee Pt.1 CD. Oddly, it will not delay the Hot Sauce Committee Pt.2 which is due out this Spring. Those subscribed to their mailing list were sent this email that explains:
In what can only be described as a bizarre coincidence, following an exhaustive re-sequence marathon, Beastie Boys have verified that their new Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be composed of the same 16 tracks originally slated for inclusion on Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. The record (part 2 that is) will be released as planned in spring 2011 on Capitol. The tracks originally recorded for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (which now are actually back on Part 1) have now apparently been bumped to make room for the former Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 material. Wait, what?
"I know it's weird and confusing, but at least we can say unequivocally that Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is coming out on time, which is more than I can say about Part 1, and really is all that matters in the end." says Adam "MCA" Yauch. "We just kept working and working on various sequences for part 2, and after a year and half of spending days on end in the sequencing room trying out every possible combination, it finally became clear that this was the only way to make it work. Strange but true, the final sequence for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 works best with all its songs replaced by the 16 tracks we originally had lined up in pretty much the same order we had them in for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. So we've come full circle."