Beastie Boys members Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond wrote and assembled this 590-page hardcover book that chronicles the highs, lows and laughs of their career, remember their fallen member Adam "MCA" Yauch, and generally tell their story from the beginning.
With contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, it reveals their journey from teenage punks to their debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill. The book is also the inspiration for the Apple TV+ live documentary entitled Beastie Boys Story, directed by Spike Jonze.
Reviews for the Beastie Boys Book:
“A fascinating, generous book with portraits and detail that float by in bursts of color . . . As with [the band’s] records, the book’s structure is a lyrical three-man weave. . . . Diamond’s voice is lapidary, droll. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. . . . Friendship is the book’s subject as much as music, fame and New York.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Wild, moving . . . resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles.”—Rolling Stone
Pay tribute to your favorite artists with our great concert posters, tour programs, handbills, books and promo items. Check out our other selections here.
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge Photos
- 590-page Beastie Boys Book
- Hardcover, loaded with rare photos from the group's career
- In Excellent condition (has slight sticker residue in one spot on the back cover)
- Great item for any Beastie Boys memorabilia collector
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available