Beastie Boys collaborator and producer Mario Caldato Jr., a.k.a. Mario C., has told NME.com that there is a large amount of unreleased material in the band’s vaults that will quite possibly be released at some point. Despite the death last month of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch, Caldato said that fans will have a chance to hear more music from the trio. He explained, “There’s a handful of extra stuff from each record apart from (1989 second album) Paul’s Boutique. I actually went through it all recently and checked out a few things that weren’t used for Hello Nasty and there’s definitely two or three tracks that didn’t get utilized that could be utilized.”
Caldato served as a producer on both those records, along with two more Beasties classics, Check Your Head and Ill Communication.
He also confirmed that the Beasties had done some recording not long before Yauch’s passing, saying, “The guys told me that he wanted to record. So they hung out and did what they used to do — just lay it down and have fun.”
Caldato added that he wasn’t sure if those last sessions would surface anytime soon, saying, “We’ll take it slowly. No one’s thinking of doing anything right away. It’s too soon.”
Yauch died on May 4th following a three-year battle with cancer of the salivary gland, just weeks after the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.