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Beastie Boys to write memoir

By | Published on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz are to write a “multi-dimensional” autobiography for publication in late 2015, the New York Times reports.

The book, set to be published in the US by Random House subsidiary Spiegel & Grau, will be edited by hip hop journalist Sacha Jenkins with contributions from other writers, which will apparently give it a similar feel to the group’s now defunct Grand Royal magazine.

Spiegel & Grau’s Julie Grau told the paper: “[Diamond and Horovitz are] interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience. There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up”.

The announcement of the decision to pen the memoir, of course, comes almost a year after the death of the third Beastie Boys member, Adam Yauch.

Luke Janlow of the duo’s agents Janklow & Nesbit said: “After Yauch died, I didn’t push them, but I think that Adam and Mike ended up realising that it was the right time for them. [Though] the first words out of Mike’s mouth were, ‘I don’t want to do a straight memoir'”.