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- Posted on Jan 7th 2011 10:30AM by John D. Luerssen
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After Beastie Boys member Mike D's wife revealed that Adam Yauch had beaten cancer in October, the musician/rapper has confirmed the great news in a new interview with BBC Radio 1. On top of that, Mike D, aka Mike Diamond, said that the famed trio's new album, 'Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2,' will see release this spring as scheduled.
"We're really happy about it," Diamond said, calling the 46-year-old Yauch's recovery "a good thing." When asked about tour plans, Diamond explained that the band was mulling offers, but said it would depend on how Yauch -- known to fans as MCA -- was feeling. "We're still going to have to see how he's doing," he said.
In 2009, after doctors diagnosed a tumor in his parotid gland, the Beastie Boys' plans to release the album 'Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1' were shelved for an indefinite period. As part of his recovery, Yauch sought the assistance of Tibetan doctors, who guided him towards ancient Chinese medicine and a vegan diet.
In related news, Diamond also revealed that the band is planning a large-scale music video. "We've got a video we got to finish, a big video," he said. "I know people don't make big videos any more but we made a big video. It's not even a video, it's a film-eo. A cinematic, short film." While it hasn't been confirmed, it's assumed that he's talking about the 'Fight for Your Right Revisited' film that's set to star Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly and Elijah Wood.