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Beastie Boys memoir audiobook to feature Steve Buscemi, Bette Midler, Snoop Dogg and many more

By | Published on Friday 26 October 2018

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Beastie Boys Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz are set to release their autobiography next week, as you may remember. Already not your average music memoir, they’ve now announced details of the also out of the ordinary audiobook version.

It’s not just an audiobook. No, according to the press release, it’s “a panoramic audiobook experience”. I have absolutely no idea what that means, but it sounds like fun. But who will narrate it all? Well, who won’t is a more apt question, because as well as Diamond and Horovitz, a cast of more than 40 people will chip in.

That cast is as follows: Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Ada Calhoun, Bette Midler, Bobby Cannavale, Mix Master Mike, Exene Cervenka, Nas, Roy Choi, Yoshimi O, Jarvis Cocker, Rosie Perez, Elvis Costello, Amy Poehler, Chuck D, Kelly Reichardt, Nadia Dajani, John C Reilly, Snoop Dogg, Ian Rogers, Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Crosby Fitzgerald, Rev Run, Randy Gardner, Luc Sante, Kim Gordon, Kate Schellenbach, Josh Hamilton, MC Serch, LL Cool J, Chloe Sevigny, Spike Jonze, Jon Stewart, Pat Kiernan, Ben Stiller, Talib Kweli, Wanda Sykes, Dave Macklovitch, Jeff Tweedy, Rachel Maddow, and Philippe Zdar.

The audiobook, along with the book itself, is not out until 30 Oct. However, if you can get to Rough Trade East in London today and over the weekend, you’ll be able to hear excerpts in store, as part of a three day Beastie Boys takeover of the record shop.