The Beastie Boys’ memoir, Beastie Boys Book, drops October 30.
According to Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, one of the remaining members of the Beastie Boys, the group has unreleased material but it’s not that great.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond were asked if there’s any unreleased Beastie Boys material, to which Horovitz said: “There is…Problem is, it’s not that good. We’ve got literally 50 hours of shitty stoner jams.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the pair talks about how the late Adam “MCA” Yauch inspired the group’s forthcoming memoir, Beastie Boys Book. Yauch wanted to make a definitive Beastie Boys film before his death in 2012.
In the interview, a snippet of the memoir is shared where Horovitz writes about recording 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two album.
“The band didn’t break up,” Horovitz wrote. “We didn’t go our own creative ways. No solo project fucked things up to cause animosity. This was our last album because Adam got cancer and died. If that hadn’t happened, we would probably be making a new record as you read this. Sadly, it didn’t turn out that way… Too fucking sad to write about.”
The rest of the interview can be read here.
Horovitz and Diamond recently did another interview with the Guardian, where they said Russell Simmons threatened to not pay them if they didn’t make Licensed to Ill Part Two.
“Russell was like, ‘If you don’t go in the studio, then I’m not paying you’…His calculation was that we would all be like, ‘Oh we want our millions. OK, Russell, we’re going to do it.’ But we were all immediately, ‘Fuck you.'”
Source: Rolling Stone