The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have a nearly 600-page autobiography coming out in just a few days. The forthcoming memoir titled “Beastie Boys Book” was co-written by the pioneering rock/rap group’s surviving members Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond, and is set to include rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook, a graphic novel, a map “of Beastie Boys’ New York,” mixtape playlists and so much more.
The book is starting to generate plenty of buzz within the music world, which will now stretch out across the wider entertainment landscape thanks to the huge list of special guest narrators who will help tell the stories when the audiobook version also arrives on Oct. 30. As Pitchfork reports, the Beastie Boys have once again shaken up the audio industry by enlisting some of their famous friends including actors Steve Buscemi, Bette Midler and Amy Poehler, along with fellow musicians Chuck D, Elvis Costello and Snoop Dogg to help narrate various parts of their audiobook.
The entire list of guest narrators can be referenced below and ranges from names including Nas and Maya Rudolph to Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Even Ben Stiller has a role in the Boys’ audiobook, which makes perfect sense considering the well-known actor is returning to his punk ways with his band from the 1980s, Capital Punishment.
Fans who are hoping to attend some of the events on the band’s upcoming book tour probably shouldn’t get their hopes up in terms of Horovitz and Diamond bringing all their guest narrators with them. The eight-date, four-city book tour will begin later this month and will visit select major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and of course, New York City. Fans can click here to read a pre-released excerpt from the upcoming book, which can also available for pre-order on Amazon, where it is already a best-seller on the e-commerce website.
List of “Beastie Boys Book” Narrators:
Mix Master Mike
John C. Reilly
LL Cool J
Michael Diamond + Adam Horovitz