Beastie Boys Team Up With Spike Jonze For New Photo Book

Beastie Boys Team Up With Spike Jonze For New Photo Book

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Beastie Boys, London, 1993. Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images.

Beastie Boys have teamed up with award-winning filmmaker and music video visionary, Spike Jonze once more to release a photo book focused on the iconic trio. It’s a creative partnership that goes back decades and has already spawned a series of classic album covers, a memoir, a stage show, and of course numerous awesome music videos, including “Sure Shot” and “Sabotage”.

Beastie Boys | “Sabotage” 

The upcoming book, simply titled, Beastie Boys is Jonze’s first-ever book of photography and features over two hundred of his  personal photos shot during his time spent with the trailblazing trio. Surviving Beastie’s Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz both contribute new text to the photo book, with Jonze penning the afterword.

An official summary reads: “When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields – the golden ages of both east coast hip hop and MTV. Immediately a connection formed between the three MCs and the young filmmaker, which has lasted throughout their careers.” 

“This book shows the greatest act of the hip hop generation in their truest colors as only a close friend could see them–from going on stage at Lollapalooza to writing together at Mike D’s apartment; getting into character for a video to dressing up as old men to hit the basketball court; recording an album in the studio in Los Angeles to goofing around the streets of New York.”

“From the music video for Sabotage to the cover of the Sounds of Science album, Spike Jonze is responsible for some of the most iconic images of the band ever made–but here, the emphasis is on the candid, the unexpected, the behind-the-scenes, and the real.”

Beastie Boys is due out March 17th – check it out HERE

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