Beastie Boys working on memoir

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 April 2013
Surviving Beastie Boys MIke D and Adam Horovitz

Surviving Beastie Boys MIke D (L) and Adam Horovitz (R)

The surviving members of Beastie Boys are working on a book about the group, but it will not be a "straight memoir"

Beastie Boys are working on a memoir.

The two surviving members of the group - Mike Diamond, aka Mike D and Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock - have inked a deal to write about their career with the group, which was cut short by the death of third member Adam Yauch aka MCA in May last year from cancer.

The memoir will reportedly be a loosely structured oral history split between the three band members' voices and contributors from outside of the group.

The band's agent, Luke Janklow, told the New York Times newspaper: "The first words out of Mike's mouth were, 'I don't want to do a straight memoir.' "

Julie Grau, the publisher of Spiegel & Grau - who have signed on to publish the book - said Mike and Adam are "interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience."

She added: "There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up."

Luke also compared the book to the band's Grand Royal magazine which they published in the 1990s. He also said the band had thought about a similar project a few years previously, but hadn't got too far with it.

He added: "After Yauch died, I didn't push them. But I think that Adam and Mike ended up realising it was the right time for them."

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