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BEASTIE BOY BEATS CANCER!


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I'm really happy to hear this. Miracles do happen!

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Beastie Boy Beats Cancer

When Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys was diagnosed with cancer in his parotid gland 18 months ago, the band canceled its shows and put off a much-anticipated album. All this doom and gloom made fans wonder if they had seen the last of the beloved rap-rock group. Guess again. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 (via WENN.com), bandmate Michael Diamond (Mike D) announced that Yauch (MCA) officially beat the disease, saying, "We're really happy about it."

When Yauch was first diagnosed, the condition was considered "very treatable," and in March the gravelly-voiced rapper said he was on the mend after using a vegan diet and Eastern medicine.

Mike D revealed that while the band's upcoming album 'Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1' is still delayed, new music is on the way real soon, including an epic 'Runaway'-type music video.

"We've got a video we got to finish, a big video," Mike D told the radio station. "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."

In December, news broke of Yauch producing a revival film dedicated to the band's hit single '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party),' which was scheduled to include big names like Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen and Elijah Wood.

After the cancer news broke, the band was forced to cancel its headlining act at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival last summer. Jay-Z filled in and dedicated his first song to the band, playing a cover of 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn.'

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Thank God for real, this is some encouraging news!

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