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Mike D shares update on Beastie Boys book, DJing Brooklyn this weekend

Mike D

Since the Beastie Boys’ demise, Mike D has stayed busy as a DJ, and he’s set to DJ some upcoming festivals, including Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival on Saturday (6/16). He also scheduled a last-minute DJ set in his hometown of Brooklyn for the day before, June 15, at The Well. Tickets are on sale now.

Elsewhere, Mike D has also shared details on a previously-announced Beastie Boys memoir authored by him and Ad-Rock, now simply titled Beastie Boys Book. In a recent interview on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 show, Mike says that the book will arrive “in the fall of this year.” Here’s more from that interview, where Mike teases what the book will entail style-wise:

To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored, but actually I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately.

You can listen to the rest of the interview below.

Mike also claims that the upcoming book “isn’t exactly a memoir,” and according to TMZ, it will include a cookbook section, as well as further contributions from many of the trio’s admirers and friends, including Wes Anderson, Amy Poehler and Spike Jonze, among others. You can now preorder the book via Amazon.

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