Band still striving to release 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1' as soon as Adam Yauch beats cancer

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Beastie Boys‘ are still on course to release their new album ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1’ this September – providing bandmember Adam Yauch continues to make a good recovery from cancer.

Yauch is feeling “pretty good” at present according to bandmate Mike D, who added that he is continuing to receive treatment for cancer of the salivary gland.

According to D, the album, which was recorded before Yauch was diagnosed in July 2009, is currently being tweaked by the band in time for a release later this year when Yauch is well enough to commit to it fully.

“We’ve been letting it age,” D told Rolling Stone. “The writing is the growing of the grapes, and we’ve already macerated, and at this point, it’s been living in a barrel and being stored in bottles in the cellar, and hopefully by September, we will uncork.”

The rapper also said that the band’s only real priority was for Yauch to get better.

“We make plans and change those plans based on what Adam‘s got to do,” he explained, adding that a sequel album, ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2’, is also on the cards, though it is “set aside for [release] much later”.

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