5 Things We Learned From An Unpublished Interview With Adam Yauch

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Right after Adam Yauch came out to the public about his cancer diagnosis, The Beastie Boys sat down with The Stool Pigeon to discuss their future album “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1” and Yauch’s illness.The Beastie Boy’s singer passed away yesterday at the age of 47. While the cause of death has still not been confirmed, Yauch was being treated in 2009 for a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node.

The Stool Pigeon decided to put the interview piece online today showcasing an inside look into his early treatments and canceled album from 2009.

1. He put the fans first.

In 2009, the Beastie Boys recorded a video to share the news of Adams Yauch's cancer diagnosis. Due to this, the group had to cancel a bunch of upcoming tour dates. The group's priority was apologizing to fans who purchased tickets referring to the cancellation as, 'a pain in the arse.'

He then reassured fans the cancer would both be easily treatable and wouldn't affect his singing voice.

2. Comments were disabled on the YouTube video due to fans criticising about the severity of Yauch's cancer.

One commenter attacked Yauch for claiming his cancer was easily treatable.

4. He was facing back-to-back cancer treatments.

4. Yauch warded off painkillers.

Yauch decided to avoid painkillers during his recovery out of fear they would slow down his recovery.

When The Stool Pigeon had their first listen for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, there was no press release, track names or an album title.

The (sort of) never released album was set to drop September 15, 2009. It then became delayed as a result of Yauch's illness and was never released. It was finally released May 2011 under the name Hot Sauce Committee Part Two with a slightly different track list.

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