Five years ago Beastie Boys‘ Mike D and Ad-Rock revealed that they were working on a memoir about their legendary hip-hop trio that was slated to be released in 2015. However, the book was never released.
Now, Mike D has offered an update on the book and said that it will be out this year, adding that “It will be unlike any other music book.”
“We’re actually going to finish it, and it’s going to come out finally,” Mike D said in an interview with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1. “Like many things we embark on, there are many false starts and, honestly, directions we went in that we realized were not the directions we should be going in, but it’s gonna be coming out in the fall of this year.”
Mike D added:
“To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored, but actually I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately.”
The book will arrive in fall 2018. Last year Ad-Rock, real name Adam Horovitz, spoke out in support of a number of women who accused his father, Israel Horovitz, of sexual misconduct.
“I believe the allegations against my father are true, and I stand behind the women that made them,” Adam said.
Listen to Mike D’s Beats 1 interview below.