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Ch-check it out: Faber to publish Beastie Boys

April 29, 2013 | by Faber Social

Tags: Beastie Boys, News

Yes, it is true. Faber & Faber have acquired a forthcoming book by Beastie Boys. Lee Brackstone, Creative Director, Faber Social, acquired the book from Denise Cronin at Random House US, with UK Commonwealth inc Aus/NZ rights and will be published in Autumn 2015.

The book by Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) will be the panoramic story of the band and its times using oral history as its narrative backbone. Interviews with a wide assortment of people will trace the unique story of one of our most beloved musical groups, from its origins as a New York City high school hardcore band in 1981 through last year’s induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The book will also include contributions from world-famous writers and cultural figures and will explore the myriad aspects of the band’s influence, including the legacy of member Adam Yauch (MCA). Noted hip-hop writer and editor Sacha Jenkins will help compile the volume.

Brackstone says ‘This is a landmark acquisition for Faber and our growing music list. Beastie Boys have entertained us for years with classic albums like Paul’s Boutique and Hello Nasty. They will now entertain us on the page, in this book which celebrates the thirty-plus years of their unique story and influence.’

The book will be lavishly illustrated with a plethora of images which have never been seen before and the design will be inspired by the spirit of Beastie Boys’ cult fan magazine, Grand Royal.

The book by Beastie Boys will join other music titles on the Faber Social list, which in recent months has published Beck’s Song Reader, Julian Cope’s Copendium, Nicky Wire’s Death of a Polaroid and Jarvis Cocker’s Mother, Brother, Lover.

Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, will publish the book in the US.