The remaining members of the Beastie Boys – Mike D and Ad-Rock – have just signed a book deal with Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau to pen a memoir celebrating their “history and aesthetic.” The book is slated to come out in 2015, which gives me plenty of time to finish this Gatsby book based on this movie that’s coming out soon. Details on the Beastie book here thanks to the NY Times:
The book, to be edited by the hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins, will be loosely structured as an oral history. It will also have contributions by other writers, as well as a strong visual component. Ms. Grau and Luke Janklow, the group’s agent, both compared it to Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys’ acclaimed but short-lived magazine in the 1990s, which explored some of its wide-ranging pop-culture interests with curiosity and snark.
A book version of Grand Royal? The magazine with the best covers of ever and always? Why is this just now happening? This may be the best memoir-related news to happen in a very long time.
And while Hollywood has run out of ideas, I can only hope that the book turns into a movie soon after it hits book stores.
In the meantime, look at these Grand Royal covers…remember magazines? They were awesome.