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Beastie Boys to Release 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two' in Spring

However, Beasties reveal that 'Part One' will 'continue to be delayed indefinitely.'

Adam "MCA" Yauch of Beastie Boys performs on stage during Bonnaroo 2009 on June 12th, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee.
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October 18, 2010 2:41 PM ET

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees the Beastie Boys announced a change, sort of, to their spring album release. "Although we regret to inform you that Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will continue to be delayed indefinitely, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be released on time as originally planned in Spring of 2011," the trio said in a statement posted on BeastieBoys.com.

Part One was completed and originally scheduled for release in September 2009, with the still-in-the-works Part Two to follow in early 2011, but was delayed indefinitely when Adam "MCA" Yauch underwent treatment for a tumor on his parotid gland and lymph nodes.

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With MCA on the mend, the Beasties were looking at a September 2010 release date for Part One. "We've been letting it age," Mike D told Rolling Stone in April. "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."

Yauch added, "We may or may not [release Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1] depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear." However, September came and went without word about a release date.

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