Beastie Boys Detail Their Massive 'Beastie Boys Book'

The book will feature contributions from Wes Anderson, Amy Poehler, Spike Jonze and more

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished May 15, 2018

After Mike D hinted at the arrival of a memoir earlier this year, he and Beastie Boys bandmate Ad-Rock have revealed the details behind their forthcoming book.

The 592-page Beastie Boys Book will arrive October 30 through Spiegel & Grau. Authored by Ad-Rock and Mike D, the book will also feature contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante and more.

An abstract says the book finds the two bandmates offering up "revealing and very funny accounts of their 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."

Recalling Mike D's earlier claims of the title being "unlike any other music book," the Beastie Boys Book will also include rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook from chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors and "many more surprises."

Beastie Boys Book is available for pre-order through the band's official store here.

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