Published Mar 09, 2010Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was forced to undergo surgery last fall after doctors found a cancerous tumour in his left salivary gland. Accordingly, the band were forced to cancel a tour and push back the release date of Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1, their long-awaited studio follow-up to the group's last proper album, 2004's To the 5 Boroughs.
Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, Yauch is getting back to his former state of health and is excited to be able to rejoin the group.
"I feel better," he said. "It was touch and go there for a while, but I am finally getting my energy back."
The return of his health means that the Beastie Boys can start thinking about Hot Sauce once again, and Yauch has pointed to September as a definite release date possibility. "We may or may not [release the album] depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear."
Having spoken to the other members of the band, Yauch has suggested that the group might give the album another once-over, just for quality control: "I was just talking to Adam [Horovitz] and Mike [D] today on the phone and we were talking about working on it a bit. We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and re-evaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it. I don't think we will change it up too much."
Before Hot Sauce was initially pushed back, the group had already released a single in the form of "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas.
Take a listen below: