Beastie Boys book / Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber Ltd, 2018.
ISBN: 9780571308040 (hbk.) :
Illustration and map on lining papers.
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam 'AD-ROCK' Horovitz and Michael 'Mike D' Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut studio album Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.
571 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 25 cm
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