Posted in music on January 7, 2011

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Beastie Boys member Mike D says the veteran rap trio is still on track for a 2011 comeback that includes the release of new album "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" this spring, after Adam Yauch's cancer battle rendered the group inactive for much of 2010.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1, Mike D confirms that the Beasties' release schedule for its two "Hot Sauce Committee" albums has not changed from what was announced back in October 2010. "It's still delayed - the first one," he says. "The second one is coming out as originally scheduled."

The rapper adds that while the group is "really happy" about Yauch's improved health, touring plans for 2011 are still unclear. "We're still going to have to see how he's [Yauch] doing," says Mike D.

Although the BBC Radio 1 interview led to widespread reports that Mike D said Yauch was cancer-free, a spokesperson for the group clarifies to Billboard.com, "Mike did not say that." -[Billboard]

No real new news here, but that there seems to be some confusion on the internet today about the status of Adam Yauch's cancer (at least one big site wrote an article and already pulled it down), and this Billboard article seems to be the one with the facts straight.

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Comments (27)

dude looks old... must have been all that nose candy

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:11 PM

or age?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:13 PM

Can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:13 PM

this site really has gone to pot. way too many young, thoughtless idiots who don't know their ass from their elbow. too bad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:16 PM

It's not the site that's "gone to pot"--it's the commentors. BV still does a beautiful job.

Posted by soysalami | January 7, 2011 1:20 PM

Cancer best back da fuck up and crawl up out of MCA's throat chamber.

Posted by Simon D. | January 7, 2011 1:24 PM

@1:20 agreed- BV never gets enough credit for the job they do, this really is a fantastic site and we are very lucky to have it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:28 PM

you guys know what i mean, of course the site is great, otherwise i wouldn't keep coming back. the commenters really have sunk to new lows, though. absolute knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathers. ucch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:31 PM

i am a commenter therefore i am an assclown

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:34 PM

Nice. Let's hope they tour spring/summer. Great show they did at McCarren Pool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:35 PM

suck my left one

Posted by kathleen | January 7, 2011 1:37 PM

kathleen, are you single?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:00 PM

The beastie boys are amazing. I wonder if hot sauce is gonna be more instrumental jams or more beats and rhymes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:14 PM

i hope a combination of both. those are their best albums. hello nasty's non-hip-hop tracks are among their greatest.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:23 PM

To the Five Boroughs was a really solid album that gets no love.

"Listen all you New Yorkers...."

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:32 PM

it's good, but the weakest of the bunch. it's just so straight forward.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:43 PM

It's definitely not the best album, but there's something to be said for it as a raw response to 9/11 and the Bush presidency.

Either way, I think the Beasties rep NY better than anyone out there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:52 PM

Yawn

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 4:07 PM

YAUCH
ALWAYS
WINS
NILLA WAFERS

fixed that for you anonymous 4:07pm

Posted by Sweet Relish | January 7, 2011 4:38 PM

yauch likes woolies

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 4:56 PM

RE; 2:52

If by “rep NY” you mean living in L.A. for the last twenty years. Then sure they “rep NY”.

Live at five was canceled in 1991.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 4:59 PM

I wonder which beastie boy whips up the best hummus? I mean I'm sure MCA makes a nice organic blend, mike D prolly busts out the party platter, but Adam Horowitz may hold it down with the exotic blend-ins.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 5:06 PM

La?...... I have seen the guys for years kicking around NYC.

I am pretty sure MCA lives downtown in the village. He is always at the Union Square movie theater or walking around with his family.

And the age comment, they were popular when I was in middle school in the 80's probably before you were born (I am an old).

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 5:17 PM

I would have to say my favorite album is Check Your Head.
That album is legendary to all things good in the universe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 5:24 PM

To that punk whining about the commenters here: Fuck that! This site's comments are pure comedy gold. They make my work day.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 5:39 PM

- to the five boroughs is shit

- the beat for so whatcha want is one of the hardest you'll ever hear in hip hop

- such a damn shame about the cancer. i hope this all works out and they can return to putting out music and doing shows if thats what they want.

- if theyre able to tour, they will certainly tour all summer doing the festival circuit as a headliner like they were going to last summer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2011 3:10 AM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

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