With little other info, the Beastie Boys have announced that they're delaying "indefinitely" their release of "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 album," but are still on track to unleash "Part 2" on time, in Spring 2011.

The announcement was made in a short post on the trio's website within the last day.

The veteran hip-hop and experimental rock group perhaps felt compelled to address their goings-on, after reports surfaced that Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who has been battling cancer -- was "feeling better" and that the band could be back in the studio.

"Mike is back mixing his record, which means Adam Y is feeling better," wrote Mike D's wife Tamra Davis on her cooking website [via Consequence of Sound].

Yauch was diagnosed with having a tumor in his salivary gland last summer. It has been a number of months since he, MCA or Ad-Rock have released an update on the state of his health.

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