Beastie Boys Book (@beastieboysbook) — by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
'Licensed to Ill' came out on November 15, 1986. Listen now - link in bio. . "Paul Revere" and "The New Style" had been released as singles. Both did well; they built on the success of "Hold It Now, Hit It," got played by the same mix shows and club DJs. By early February 1987, the LP had gone platinum. DJ Run had been proven correct. This seemed incredibly fast; we were barely out of high school. Being small-time celebrities in our little NYC nightclub world had been fun; getting a chance to make records was incredible; opening for Madonna and Run-DMC was surreal. But this was something else entirely. And nobody - us, Rick, Run, nobody -could have imagined what happened next. . Read more in Beastie Boys Book: beastieboysbook.com
#Repost@nytimes ・・・ Adam Yauch — MCA, the conscience, shaman and intellectual backbone of the Beastie Boys — died in 2012 after a 3-year battle with salivary gland cancer. His name comes up a lot in our conversation with the surviving members of the #BeastieBoys, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Mike Diamond (Mike D), as it does in the new book they’ve written. So how did the book come about? Michael Diamond: It’s better than having us attempt a Broadway musical, I think. Adam Horovitz: Whoa. Michael Diamond: Yauch, when we were kids growing up, he loved “The Kids Are Alright,” the Who documentary. It was like an obsession. And so he was interested, when we were working on “Hot Sauce Committee” or even a little before that, on gathering up archival material into a documentary-type project. Then there was talk of somebody doing a book on the band so we were sort of like, we should get our act together and do it. Then Yauch died and we were too sad and it was definitely not the time for us to touch it. And then we got back into it and it went through different manifestations. We started with the idea of getting people who were around the band and our friends and people who were involved at different points telling the story. Some scores are settled, some beef is squashed, and no doubt some ugly business gets airbrushed or skipped over. Bad behavior is acknowledged; feminist-ally bona fides are upheld. Since there won’t be any more new Beastie Boys music, this scrapbook will help to consolidate a sprawling and complicated legacy. @bradogbonna took this photo of Mike D and Ad-Rock. Visit the link in our profile to see old photos, mixtapes and more of our interview.
#Repost@sonos ・・・ To celebrate their iconic career alongside the release of @BeastieBoysBook, we've collaborated with @BeastieBoys and artist Barry McGee to create the Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition, with all proceeds benefiting the charities Peace Sisters and @littlekidsrock. . “Beastie Boys always adapted their style to each moment, and the albums get better with time. I wanted to use graphics in the same spirit- something abrasive that rewards a closer look." - Barry McGee . . . #SonosxBeasties#BeastieBoys#Sonos#PeaceSisters#littlekidsrock#nosleeptillbrooklyn#BarryMcGee
London! We know the first gig sold out way too quick, so here are two new #beastieboysbook events... Tickets for both on sale Friday, 26 Oct. . 29 Nov - O2 Forum Kentish Town Beastie Boys Book Live & Direct featuring a conversation between @miked and Ad-Rock. . 01 Dec - Waterstones Piccadilly Beastie Boys Book Signing . Visit beastieboys.com for ticket info.