It sounds like 2011 will be the year of the comeback for the Beastie Boys. Twenty five years after releasing their debut, Licensed to Ill, the Brooklyn-bred group is set to drop once again this year—the first time since 2007.
According to Billboard, Mike D confirmed in an interview with BBC Radio 1 the group will release Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 this spring, now that things are looking up for fellow Beastie member Adam Yauch, who has been battling cancer for the last year-plus.
There are set to be two Hot Sauce Committee albums, though only Part 2 seems to be on the way. “It’s still delayed, the first one,” said Mike D. “The second one is coming out as originally scheduled.” —Adam Fleischer