Some sad news. Waiting in our inbox this morning was an email from the Beastie Boys titled "Houston We Have a Problem". Through a video message to fans, B-Boy MCA, aka Adam Yauch and bandmate Ad-Rock, aka Adam Horovitz broke the news that MCA has a tumor in his parotid (salivary) gland.
The good news is that it is treatable, and MCA will be undergoing a surgical procedure and radiation treatment to kill the cancer. The other bad news is the Beastie Boys have cancelled all touring commitments for the summer and have pushed back the release date of their upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 to a later date.
Albums and tours can wait. We wish MCA and his family a speedy recovery. Get well and rock well.