Beastie Boy Adam Yauch gets ill with cancer
(Yauch, left, in the '80s)
It's been kind of a sad summer so far. We lost MJ, Farrah, Cronkite, and David Carradine to name a few, and now we find out a member of one of rap music's most influential groups since Run DMC has cancer.
As reported on Gawker Monday morning, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch -- the raspy one -- has cancer of the salivary glands, an illness we didn't even know existed. Upon his diagnosis, the Beasties cancelled their upcoming tour dates (including Lollapalooza in August) and pushed back the release of their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee.
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