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Beastie Boys memoir to come out this year

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The Beastie Boys will publish their long-awaited memoir later this year, according to Rolling Stone. Beasties member Mike "Mike D" Diamond told Beats One about the yet-to-be-titled book, "We're actually going to finish it, and it's going to come out finally. Like many things we embark on, there are many false starts and, honestly, directions we went in that we realized were not the directions we should be going in, but it's gonna be coming out in the fall of this year."

  • Diamond and the group's other surviving member, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, have been working on the memoir since 2013. Their publisher said at the time that the pair wanted to make the book a "multidimensional experience."
  • Diamond said that the time and setting of the Beasties' formation is an important part of the book, explaining, "To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the '80s, you had all this incredible, exciting music, art, film. All of that sort of has to converge to be able to explain."
  • He added that the memoir will be "unlike any other music book."
  • The Beastie Boys were formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2012 following the death of member Adam Yauch from cancer at the age of 47.


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