Beastie Boys Book has proven to be a true page-turner – filled with stories about how the groundbreaking rappers fired their female drummer and have been storing a giant penis stage prop for decades. Now surviving members Mike D and Ad Rock will be bringing some of those stories right into your home.
The “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” singers say they will be recreating Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz. The shows were a more entertaining take on book readings that the duo did in Los Angeles. New shows have been added in New York and Philadelphia, and they’ll be filmed for a video release that will be directed by Spike Jonze.
Beastie Boys Book is a monster 500+ pages and includes everything from standard biographical prose to a comic book and a report card on their rapping skills. The book also serves as a tribute to MCA, who died of cancer in 2012.