u003cbu003eA panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself--by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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 "ADROCK" 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 debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, u003ciu003eLicensed to Illu003c/iu003e--and the album's messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece u003ciu003ePaul's Boutique; u003c/iu003etheir evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums u003ciu003eCheck Your Head, Ill Communication, u003c/iu003eand u003ciu003eHello Nasty u003c/iu003eand the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, u003ciu003eBeastie Boys Book u003c/iu003eupends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e u003cbu003eAdvance praise for u003ciu003eBeastie Boys Booku003c/iu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003eu003c/bu003e"This entertaining look at Beastie Boys history is as innovative and raucous as the band's music."u003cbu003e--u003ciu003ePublishers Weeklyu003c/iu003e (starred review)u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e "Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the '90s."u003cbu003e--u003ciu003eKirkus Reviewsu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e
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