The surviving members of the Beastie Boys — Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond — have been more visible in recent years thanks in part to the roughly 600-page Beastie Boys Bookand subsequent book tour.
Luckily for their fans, it looks like 2020 will entail more Beasties mania. [apple_news_ad type=”any”]
Longtime collaborator Spike Jonze, who famously directed the Beastie’s Sabotage” video and helmed last year’s book tour, has announced a new collaborative photo book. Simply titled Beastie Boys, the book is expected to arrive on March 17 via Rizzoli and feature over 200 shots of the motley trio taken by Jonze throughout the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers‘ storied career.
“When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields – the golden ages of both east coast hip hop and MTV,” the description reads. “Immediately a connection formed between the three MCs and the young filmmaker, which has lasted throughout their careers.”
The description also noted what will make the Beastie Boys book different from other Beastie Boys books.
“This book shows the greatest act of the Hip Hop generation in their truest colors as only a close friend could see them–from going on stage at Lollapalooza to writing together at Mike D’s apartment; getting into character for a video to dressing up as old men to hit the basketball court; recording an album in the studio in Los Angeles to goofing around the streets of New York.”
Of course, the book will included several memories of Adam “MCA” Yauch who passed away in 2012.
Beastie Boys is currently available for pre-order here.