Cancer-stricken Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch is planning to restart work on the band’s latest album after postponing recording to undergo treatment for cancer last fall.
Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1 was indefinitely postponed after Yauch was diagnosed with a malignant tumor on his salivary gland in September. He had surgery to remove the growth and recently announced he’s feeling well enough to restart work on the LP.
Yauch tells Entertainment Weekly: “I feel better. It was touch and go there for a while, but I am finally getting my energy back. It was really disappointing to have to hold the record and postpone the tour, but doctor’s orders. 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. 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.”
Hot Sauce which could be released next fall, as long as Adam remains healthy.