Here’s something to get excited about if you are a fan of the Beastie Boys. Back in 2013, Mike D and Ad-Rock officially signed on for a memoir. Notorious for spending long hours in the studio discussing and then ordering take-out, the Beastie Boys took their time in finishing the book. Alas, the memoir now has an official title, release date, and is available for pre-order. Beastie Boys Book will hit shelves October 30th, and tell the story of the band’s formation as well as numerous transformations over their 20+ year career. The book also includes rare photos, a graphic novel, map of the Beastie’s New York, playlist accoutrements, and more.
“A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.”
And just for fun, here’s the 1998 “Beastieography”, which you can see it’s all its glory. The video is completed with 1998’s MTV commercials as well – truly like stepping into a time machine.