Beastie Boys Cancel APW, Lollapalooza; Yeah Yeah Yeahs step in


Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, in a candid inpromptu YouTube video announcement, informed fans and the world that recently discovered cancer would force the seminal hip-hop band to cancel its remaining summer tour schedule, including highly-anticipated performances at All Points West and Lollapalooza, and push back the record release date of Hot Sauce Committee.  The decision was made when when doctors informed the singer that a minor sore throat pain was being caused by a cancer in his parotid gland and nearby lymph nodes.

He is expected to undergo surgery this week, and will then undertake a course of radiation treatment.

In related news, Paste Magazine is reporting that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be filling in on all Beastie Boys tour dates.

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