Beastie Boys Book

Description

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer 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. For more than twenty years, this band has had a wide-ranging and lasting influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.

Details

Author(s)
Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
Format
Hardback | 592 pages
Dimensions
172 x 245 x 47mm | 1,580g
Publication date
30 Oct 2018
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Main
Illustrations note
w. photos and orig. ill.
ISBN10
057130804X
ISBN13
9780571308040
Bestsellers rank
91