Beastie Boys Band Members to Release Memoir


Story by Charles Ken

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have signed a memoir deal

Beastie Boys fans, there’s a new band book coming your way. Surviving Beastie Boys members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have announced they will release a memoir in 2015, The New York Times is reporting.

Ad-Rock and Mike D recently signed a book deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, for the upcoming read. The book’s title is expected to be revealed in the coming days.

So far, it looks like the memoir will be heavy on art. According to publisher Julie Grau, the upcoming read will be “loosely structured as an oral history” of the band and will include a “strong visual component.” Expect the book, which will be edited by the hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins, to include the Beasties describing their journey, as well as a selection of contributions from outside writers.

The band is “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience,” Grau added. “There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up.”

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