Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Besatie Boys are putting pen to paper to write a memoir. It won’t be a typical memoir though; instead they plan on creating a loosely structured oral history featuring a mix of their voices, outside contributors and images, cut through with their characteristic irreverent humor.
Mike and Ad-Rock have signed a deal with the Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau with its release scheduled for the fall of 2015. Diamond and Horovitz are "interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience," Julie Grau, the publisher of Spiegel & Grau, said. "There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up."
Luke Janklow, the group’s agent, said “The first words out of Mike's mouth were, 'I don't want to do a straight memoir’. He noted that the band had discussed the idea of a book several years ago before Beastie Boys co-founder MCA was diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland.