The Beastie Boys perform their headlining set on the main stage at Voodoo 2004

Beastie Boys announce memoir to be released this year

The remaining members of the Beastie Boys, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, are publishing a memoir about the history of the band and the cultural history behind their music. The band was originally given a book deal in 2013, but after several false starts, this was delayed. Diamond said in an interview on Beats 1, that the book will finally be published in autumn 2018, and when asked for more details he explained:

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“To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored. I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately”

The original Beastie Boys line up of Diamond, Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch was formed in 1983. They have sold more than 50m albums worldwide. However, since the death of Adam “MCA” Yauch in 2012 from cancer, there have been no new releases.

During the interview Diamond also stated that the Beastie boys memoir will be “unlike any other music book”

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