This is all so sad and so unreal. Philippe @zdar_war - you were our brozeur for life. Adam and I will always remember meeting up with Yauch and talking about the mixes we had for what would become Hot Sauce Committee PT 2. Yauch suggested that we should try working with you and see how it goes. Adam and I were both like, “really, that dude?” Then you came to NYC and we tried some stuff out together at Electric Lady - we never looked back. Just as you had convinced Yauch, you had convinced us. Every sound, every instrument, every vocal was run through some esoteric piece of gear. Every idea and option was explored. With your creativity running non-stop, you would insist that we would all take breaks and get coffee and laugh and then break for lunch (yes, with wine). No moment was ever wasted. Everyone was filled with joy, passion, invention, love - often accompanied by good food or coffee. Your joy was contagious. You were always so positive through Yauch’s illness and so supportive and kind in his death. We literally made up excuses to DJ together and collaborate on projects so we could have more time together to drink coffee, eat food, celebrate and love life. I cannot believe I will not see you this summer. I am 💔 to say the least. My love and heart goes out to your family and @hubertdeblancfrancard Miss you always, Mike 📸: @iancr
Ill Communication is 25. Hear Mike & Adam's commentary on the making of the album at @amazonmusic (link in bio) or you can #AskAlexa to play Ill Communication by Beastie Boys.
This Friday at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater...
Beastie Boys Story A 2 person 1 man show about 3 kids who started a band together. . NEW DATE ADDED: April 10 - Brooklyn - Link in bio. Tickets on sale Thursday, 3/21 at 10am ET . #beastieboys #beastieboysbook #spikejonze
@sxsw news…Mike and Adam will be taking part in a keynote Q&A on March 15 with their old friend Nathan Brackett of @amazonmusic . #sxsw #beastieboys #amazonmusic
Whoa...Beastie Boys audioBook just nominated for "Audiobook of the Year" #audieawards #beastieboys #beastieboysbook
Adam and Mike join @marcmaron on his WTF Podcast. Check it out - link in bio. . #wtfpodcast #beastieboysbook #beastieboys
Q + A with @ClashMagazine coming up in Issue 110. Available at link in bio. . #CLASH110 #CLASHxBEASTIEBOYS
The Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition that was on display throughout the tour is now available for purchase. A nice way to listen to the audiobook? All proceeds go to Peace Sisters and Little Kids Rock through the Adam Yauch Foundation. Find them at sonos.com/beastieboys. #BeastieBoysBook #Sonos #PeaceSisters #LittleKidsRock #adamyauchfoundation
Pre-sales for the @factbrand collab tees begin today at the online store. These were only available at the Beastie Boys Book events and are extremely limited. Link in bio.
Beastie Boys Buch. That’s right y’all. It’s official. German edition out now. 📸 @miked
Happy belated birthday to...
To all you @spotify users out there, "This Is: Beastie Boys" has gotten the refresh treatment. Check it out - link in bio.
#BeastieBoysBook was Live & Direct in Los Angeles yesterday but the book was still repped in #tcsnycmarathon! . 📷 Rego
#Repost @nytimes ・・・ Adam Yauch — MCA, the conscience, shaman and intellectual backbone of the Beastie Boys — died in 2012 after a 3-year battle with salivary gland cancer. His name comes up a lot in our conversation with the surviving members of the #BeastieBoys, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Mike Diamond (Mike D), as it does in the new book they’ve written. So how did the book come about? Michael Diamond: It’s better than having us attempt a Broadway musical, I think. Adam Horovitz: Whoa. Michael Diamond: Yauch, when we were kids growing up, he loved “The Kids Are Alright,” the Who documentary. It was like an obsession. And so he was interested, when we were working on “Hot Sauce Committee” or even a little before that, on gathering up archival material into a documentary-type project. Then there was talk of somebody doing a book on the band so we were sort of like, we should get our act together and do it. Then Yauch died and we were too sad and it was definitely not the time for us to touch it. And then we got back into it and it went through different manifestations. We started with the idea of getting people who were around the band and our friends and people who were involved at different points telling the story. Some scores are settled, some beef is squashed, and no doubt some ugly business gets airbrushed or skipped over. Bad behavior is acknowledged; feminist-ally bona fides are upheld. Since there won’t be any more new Beastie Boys music, this scrapbook will help to consolidate a sprawling and complicated legacy. @bradogbonna took this photo of Mike D and Ad-Rock. Visit the link in our profile to see old photos, mixtapes and more of our interview.
#BeastieBoys still rocking the @hollywoodpalladium marquee. . #BeastieBoysBook out now with more classic photos! Link in bio.
Here's a little story... #BeastieBoysBook out now in hardcover book or audiobook. . Get your copy now at @amazon, @applebooks, @barnesandnoble, @booksamillion or one of the booksellers found at link in bio.
So who narrates the #BeastieBoysBook audio edition? @miked , Ad-rock and a cast of more than 40 people will chip in! The audio book will also be available Tuesday, Oct. 30th wherever you get your audiobooks! Beastieboysbook.com
#Repost @sonos ・・・ To celebrate their iconic career alongside the release of @BeastieBoysBook, we've collaborated with @BeastieBoys and artist Barry McGee to create the Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition, with all proceeds benefiting the charities Peace Sisters and @littlekidsrock. . “Beastie Boys always adapted their style to each moment, and the albums get better with time. I wanted to use graphics in the same spirit- something abrasive that rewards a closer look." - Barry McGee . . . #SonosxBeasties #BeastieBoys #Sonos #PeaceSisters #littlekidsrock #nosleeptillbrooklyn #BarryMcGee
London! We know the first gig sold out way too quick, so here are two new #beastieboysbook events... Tickets for both on sale Friday, 26 Oct. . 29 Nov - O2 Forum Kentish Town Beastie Boys Book Live & Direct featuring a conversation between @miked and Ad-Rock. . 01 Dec - Waterstones Piccadilly Beastie Boys Book Signing . Visit beastieboys.com for ticket info.
Check out this shirt featuring yours truly! Each shirt sends a girl to school for a year! @tees4togo #tees4togo - Adam
Sorry for the late post. Busy times as we get ready to release @beastieboysbook Oct 30. It is with great pleasure I welcome my most long term esteemed colleague, co author, band mate and friend Mr Adam Horovitz aka The King Ad-Rock to the Echo Chamber to play songs and talk s*#t. Tomorrow at noon PST, 3 PM EST and 8 PM in the UK on @beats1official
Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct with Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond. These live events with feature readings, Q&A, a special guest moderator - all with a live score by @mixmastermike plus a lot more! Each ticket comes with a copy of the book. On sale this Friday. #beastieboysbook
Yup. Just cause
Gear diaries #spaceecho
A while ago we went to our storage locker and mailed random stuff to random people that preordered whatever record it was that was coming out. I’m not saying that we’re gonna do that same thing with this book, but maybe perhaps we might. Or maybe not. I don’t know. We’ve got a couple months to decide. #beastieboysbook
Back in the lab #BeastieBoysBook