Beastie Boys Detail Expansive, Long-Awaited Memoir

May 16, 2018

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, The Beastie Boys' long-awaited memoir, the aptly titled Beastie Boys Book, will be released October 30th via publishers Spiegel and Grau. 

The group's two surviving members, Mike D and Ad-Rock, penned the 592-page book, but also solicited contributions from an array of guests including Amy Poehler, Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead and author Luc Sante. Beastie Boys Book is available to pre-order via the band's website.

Per a description, Beastie Boys Book will cover the band's "transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut studio album Licensed to Ill; that album’s messy fallout; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique."

The book will include rare photos and original illustrations, as well as some more left-field flourishes. Along with the guest contributions, Beastie Boys Book will boast a cookbook from chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of the Beastie Boys' New York and mixtape playlists.