Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond PDF is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself–by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Their music made the band famous, but their personalities propelled the Beastie Boys to icon status. Here is the story of how one outrageous crew from New York City changed hip hop forever–and how this tale became one of rare inspiring pageantry.
Beastie Boys Book is a unique glimpse into the world of this groundbreaking band. Featuring contributions from Paul Rudd, Scooter Braun, and more, it traces the band’s trajectory from New York’s punk scene to their rise as icons of culture through their music. Authors Michael Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz invite us into their brainy, bold, and sometimes raunchy world through interviews with fans and musicians alike. With references from Hans Christian Andersen to Kurt Vonnegut, Beastie Boys Book is a fascinating look at four friends’ remarkable journey from band to a cultural institution.”
From the early days of hardcore punk and disco music, the Beastie Boys were one of the most acclaimed and iconic groups in hip hop’s history. In 1986 they formed a New York City hardcore band and struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the band’s words. Beastie Boys is a book by Michael Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz. It was published on October 31, 2018, by Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Random House.
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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 ADROCK 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. Their story is told for the first time in the band’s words. Adam “ADROCK” 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 debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill–and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists throughout the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. This band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture for over thirty years.
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.