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Beastie Boys Book - by Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz (Hardcover)

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A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.  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.
Number of Pages: 576
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Age Range: Adult
Author: Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2018
TCIN: 53680794
UPC: 9780812995541
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1314
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Dignan40 1 month ago
It's a book about the greatest band of all time written by the greatest band of all time. It's perfect. There's nothing else that needs to be said!
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hellz 1 month ago
This book is great tells the behind the scenes dirt
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SP 1 month ago
This was a gift for my husband who is a huge Beastie Boy fan. He was thrilled.
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