Beastie Boys Book by Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz

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  • The Beastie Boys Book has a Licence to thrill
  • A memoir from the two surviving Beastie Boys
  • Charts band's story from breakout to tragic breakup
  • Features rare photos, mixtape playlists & more
  • Includes contributions by Spike Jonze & other friends

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  • The Beastie Boys Book has a Licence to thrill
  • A memoir from the two surviving Beastie Boys
  • Charts band's story from breakout to tragic breakup
  • Features rare photos, mixtape playlists & more
  • Includes contributions by Spike Jonze & other friends

Beastie Boys Book by Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz Description

Before Eminiem emerged from the shade, the biggest white rappers on the planet were three middle-class boys from Brooklyn, New York. They were the Beastie Boys, and their combination of infectious, rock orientated beats and satirical frat boy lyrics threw hip-hop music up the pop charts. Now Mike ‘Mike D' Diamond and Adam ‘Ad-rock' Horovitz lay out their version of the band's history in the imaginatively titled Beastie Boys Book.  

The book begins with a touching tribute to the one Beastie Boy who's absent from the author list, Adam ‘MCA' Yauch, who died from salivary cancer in 2012. From there it's a roclicking, rolling cruise through the highs and lows of the group's career, from their formative years as a hardcore punk rock band, their transition to hip-hop and break through on the Rick-Rubin produced smash hit Licenced to Ill, to the flop of Paul's Boutique, their early 90s revival and their current status as retired legends.

Many musical memoirs are a slog, full of bitter recriminations and humourless anecdotes. The Beastie Boys Book takes a different approach. It's a riotous, scrapbook like collection of words and images. As well as Mike and Adam's recollections of their party-filled career, there are rare collectable photos, original illustrations, musical playlists, even a cookbook!

The Beastie Boys were massively popular in their time, and not just with music fans. In a 1994 article, Vulture Magazine wrote “anyone under 35 who is doing anything creative in New York or L.A. is at some point sucked into the Beasties' vortex”. As a result the Beastie Boys Book is filled with anecdotes, analysis notes and memories from some of the Beastie Boys' friends and fellow lumeries, including director Spike Jonze, musician (and former bandmate) Kate Schellenback, chef Roy Choi and more.The Beastie Boys Book is a truly intergalactic, planetary musical memoir that no Beastie Boys fan or student of the golden age of hip-hop will want to miss.

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  • Dimensions: W13.46 x L2.29x H20.07cm
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page count: 592 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 : 057130804X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0571308040
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication date: 30 October 2018

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Adam Horovitz & Michael Diamond provide a glorious re-telling of their musical journey

Told in their own words, 'AD-ROCK' & 'Mike D' personally recall their journey to fame

From their debut studio album 'Licensed to Ill' you'll discover twenty years of stories

Features stunning images, rare photographs & awe-inspiring original illustrations

Inside, you'll even find eye-opening accounts from special guest contributors

Discover the trials and tribulations, as well as the lighter moments of their struggle to fame as the Beastie Boys endeavoured to become known on the global Hip Hop scene. Their eclectic and memorable style is still evident in this Adam Horovitz & Michael Diamond Beastie Boys Hardcover Book.

Starting out in 1981 as a New York hardcore band, they never could have imagined the twenty year journey that they would embark upon. Re-counted in their own words, you'll be able to join the Hip Hop duo as they detail their transition from mischievous teenagers to rapping sensations.

Described by Max Porter as "One of the greatest music books ever published" you'd be crazy not to bag this fantastic book deal. Perfect for the Hip Hop enthusiast in your life, 'AD-ROCK' and 'Mike D' account everything from their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rub, to their re-birth as social activists and all the fascinating events in between!

Whilst it's difficult to imagine the sheer degree of overnight success that the Beastie Boys faced, they use their own words to describe their break with Def Jam, the rocketing success of their debut album 'Licensed to Ill' and their move the iconic Los Angeles playground for the rich and famous.

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  • Language: English

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OPC PM9VQP
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Faber & Faber
Codes 057130804X (ISBN-10)
9780571308040 (ISBN)
Rank #101 Arts & Entertainment Biography Books
#389 Biography & True Stories Books

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Release Date30/10/18
Book TypeHardcover
PublisherFaber & Faber
AuthorAdam Horovitz, Michael Diamond
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Release date (DD/MM/YYYY)11/2018
Number of pages592 pages
Written byMichael Diamond , Adam Horovitz
PublisherFaber
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)9780571308040
Book cover typeHardcover

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