by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

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    • These guys have lived the life! Even though they are characters themselves, they have come across so many more and have amazing stories to tell. Lots of guest stars give different voices to this audio book. Bette Midler voicing the legendary Paul's Boutique voice message was great. It's great that the Beasties also gave people a chance to voice their own part and version in certain cases. You hear MC Search talk about his small part of BB history. And having Kate Schellenbach tell her view of how things went and her current outlook on times with her previous band members and friends is worth it's weight in gold, very moving. Too many favorite parts to choose from. A must read or listen!
    • I have missed these guys so much! It's wonderful to get lost again in the world of Beastie Boys.We need to find that duffel bag with HSCv1!!
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    • Being a die hard Beasties fan from day 1 and still obsessing over this band 30 years later at age 41, I was a afraid I knew everything there is to know and have seen every possible photo and youtube video available on the face of the earth to the point where this book wouldn't be as mind blowing for me as it would be for others...not the case. This book is the icing on the cake and absolutely incredible book-end (no pun intended) to easily one of the most enduring, creative and relevant bands of all time. Filled with new photos, intimate stories and perspectives from Mike and Adam make this a fun and entertaining read (even for any casual fan of just music or pop culture history) I finished the entire book in three days and now on to the audio version...outside of not having Yauch's perspective (which is definitely felt) this book is awesome in every way possible. The Beasties did it their way, always. Never comprimising and never selling out. From creating the first #1 hip hop album, being considered THE pioneers of the sampling game, building their own recording studio(s), consistently creating ground breaking records, game changing videos, starting Grand Royal, their record label, starting a clothing line still relevant today, a fanzine turned magazine, a series of GLOBAL non-profit concert festival, starting the internet (yes), a fan filmed concert documentary, induction to the rock n' roll hall of fame and a f'n movie production studio....Think about that, Like what band has ever accomplished all of this? Beastie Boys are the greatest band of all time. If you don't agree with me, read this book. Rest In Peace Adam Yauch.
    • Honestly, I'm not really a book person but the Beastie Boys Book got my attention and I'm glad I've had a chance to read it. Being from the NYC area and a fan of the Beaties Boys for decades, I found the book to be both interesting and informative. Even after having read it, I still have it out on the coffee table to go back and check out the pictures. Anyone that is a fan of the Beastie Boys will love this book.