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Beastie Boys Sign a Memoir Deal

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Beastie Boys

Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the surviving members of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, for a book celebrating their history and aesthetic. A title has not been chosen, but it is planned to come out in fall 2015.

The book, to be edited by the hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins, will be loosely structured as an oral history. It will also have contributions by other writers, as well as a strong visual component. The proposed structure has been compared it to Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys’ acclaimed but short-lived magazine in the 1990s, which explored some of its wide-ranging pop-culture interests with curiosity and snark. (via NYT)