No, the Beastie Boys didn't play Houston over the weekend, and they won't be in the forseeable future either. No sooner had C3 Entertainment announced that the Boys would take the 8:15-9:30 p.m. spot on the Austin City Limits Music Festival's AMD stage Friday, October 2 - see the full schedulehere, now
- than the NYC rappers' PR firm countered with the news that the Boys had canceled all tour dates and postponed the release of this fall's albumHot Sauce Committee, Volume 1
to allow Adam "MCA" Yauch to recuperate from surgery removing a just-discovered tumor from one of his salivary glands. Get well soon, dude. This is not what'cha wanted at all, we're sure.
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On the other hand, Aerosmith did play here, and very well. Here's a few seconds of the bad boys from Boston's opener Friday at the Woodlands, "Eat the Rich" (top), plus, proceeding down, "Dream On," "Cryin'," "Love In an Elevator" and "Janie's Got a Gun."Read Rocks Off's review here.