Beastie Boys Prepare “Ill Communication” Re-Issue, Announce New Album

By Ronnie Gamble  |  07/07/2009

Beastie BoysJust as the release of their re-mastered deluxe re-issue of Ill Communication nears, the Beastie Boys have announced the release of yet another new album.

Via their appearance on last night's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," the veteran hip-hop trio revealed that the title of the upcoming, new album would be Hot Sauce Committee.

The upcoming release will be the Beastie's eighth album of all new original material, and is expected this fall. However, exact date will be announced soon.

In related news, an extremely limited vinyl 7" featuring Hot Sauce Committee hardcore punk rave-up "Lee Majors Come Again". An acapella version of the new album's "B Boys In The Cut" has been turning up golden ticket style in random copies of the recently released Check Your Head deluxe limited collectors vinyl edition. One copy was found selling for $105 on eBay -- $25 above the list price of the original Check Your Head package in which it was included!

The Ill Communication re-issue will hit stores on July 14, but preorders will begin at beginning July 6.

Debuting at no. 1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys' fourth album would quickly an unstoppable force of nature, boasting chart-topping singles such as "Sabotage" and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower helmed music video, reminicint of '70s TV police dramas. The album was dubbed 1994's "soundtrack for summer" by Rolling Stone.

The album's highlights also include the opening "Sure Shot," the classic Jimmy Smith homage "Root Down", and the Q-Tip collaboration "Get It Together."

The B-Boys have also returned to the road this summer, beginning with a June 12 appearance at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band will then headline the July 31 opening night of this year's All Points West festival at New Jersey's Liberty State Park, play August 2 at the Osheaga festival in Montreal and August 8 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and round out the summer with a return to SF's Golden Gate Park, this time for an August 29 stand at the Outside Lands festival. Confirmed fall dates at present are a September 24 at the Hollywood Bowl and October 2 at the Austin City Limits festival.

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