Last year, the Beastie Boys were gearing up to release their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, but then Adam Yauch had to undergo emergency surgery for a cancerous tumor. As a result, the group delayed the album’s release indefinitely. But according to an announcement on the Beasties’ website, there’s a new album coming very soon, though it won’t be the album they originally intended to release.
If you go to the Beasties’ website right now, you’ll find the following all-caps message against a plain black background: “ALTHOUGH WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT ‘HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART 1’ WILL CONTINUE TO BE DELAYED INDEFINITELY, ‘HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART 2’ WILL BE RELEASED ON TIME AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED IN SPRING OF 2011.” Right now, that’s all the news they’re offering us.
But things could be looking up for Yauch, who’s kept the world intermittently updated on his recovery since the surgery. Consequence of Sound points out a blog entry from Mike D’s wife, the filmmaker Tamra Davis, that includes some good news: “Mike is back mixing his record, which means Adam Y is feeling better.”