UPDATE on Beasties’ Adam Yauch



UPDATE (late Friday): Last night Adam Yauch issued a statement in response to the media coverage of his health status stemming from the BBC report. While he did not address the specifics of the interview Mike Diamond gave to the BBC, he did indicate that he was not yet cancer free, writing:

Hello My Friends

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




By Blurt Staff


The BBC is reporting that the Beastie Boys are in full-steam-ahead
mode following Adam Yauch reportedly getting a clean bill of health from his
doctors following a battle with cancer. (In 2009 Yauch was diagnosed with a
tumor in a salivary gland.) With that behind them, the Beasties are now focused
again on their new album, Hot Sauce
, slated to come out this spring (date tba). As previously
, it’s a double album, and what was originally going to be Part 1 has
been delayed and Part 2 will be the initial installment.


Mike Diamond told BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe, “It’s
still delayed – the first one. The second one is coming out as originally
scheduled.” He added that a tour is still up in the air, saying, “We’re
still going to have to see how he’s [Yauch] doing.”


The band also plans to make “a big video” that Diamond
described as “a cinematic, short film.”


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