One year since the passing of one their three founders, the Beastie Boys are ready to tell their story–the Beastie Boys are penning a book – but it won’t be your classic styled memoir/biography.
Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz — who together with the late Adam “MCA” Yauch, comprise the hip-hop outfit — have reportedly signed a book deal with Random House Publishing Group’s Spiegel & Grau, the imprint which published Jay-Z’s 2010 book “Decoded.”
According to the New York Times, the Beastie Boys are planing for a fall 2015 release of their unconventional biography.
The Beastie Boys are apparently “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience,” Spiegel & Grau publisher Julie Grau tells The Times. “There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up.”
The book is to be edited by hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins and will be “loosely structured as an oral history” with a “strong visual component” and will contain contributions from other writers, according to The Times.
The Beastie Boys have some history in “challenging the form” when telling their story. The trio were behind the 2006 project, “Awesome: I F***in’ Shot That,” a “kaleidoscopic” concert film shot entirely by fans. The project was created by handing-out Hi8 camcorders to 50 audience members of a sold out concert at Madison Square Garden back in 2004.