Michael Diamond (a.k.a Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the surviving members of the Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, for a book celebrating the life and times of one of the music world’s most influential and groundbreaking bands. The book is as-yet untitled, but publisher is expected to be release the retrospective in the fall of 2015. Spiegel & Grau’s publisher Julie Grau told the New York Times that the book deal had been discussed with the group in the past but was tabled due to the third Beastie Boy’s Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) diagnosis with cancer of the salivary gland, which sadly resuluted in his death last May.
“After Yauch died, I didn’t push them,” Mr. Janklow said, “but I think that Adam and Mike ended up realizing that it was the right time for them.”
In unrelated news, Mike D has been running a free food truck with friends feeding Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaways, serving over 19,000 meals to those affected by the storm six months ago.