You Gotta Fight, for Your Right, to Write… a Memoir!

Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D

Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D

When Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away in May of 2012, Michael “Mike D” Diamond told Rolling Stone that the Beastie Boys would likely disband. He did add, however, that he was open to making music with Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in the future.

“I can see making music. I don’t know about a band format. But Yauch would genuinely want us to try whatever crazy thing we wanted but never got around to.”

Turns out that crazy thing isn’t new music. It’s a memoir.

On Monday, the book’s U.K. publisher Faber & Faber confirmed that the book is scheduled for fall 2015. The book will be released in the U.S. by Spiegel & Grau.

From the early reports, it sounds like the Beastie Boys are interested in doing something different with the genre. According to the Los Angeles Times, “The book, by surviving Beasties Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) will rely on oral storytelling as its primary narrative technique.”

Julie Grau, publisher of Spiegel & Grau, says that the remaining members are “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience. There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up.”

The book will also span the entire history of the group and include some previously unpublished photos. Sounds awesome. It also sounds like exactly what you would expect from the innovative group.

Ch-check it out.


CharlieCharlie Crespo (@Little_Utopia) is the editor-in-chief of Little Utopia.

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