October 25, 2018 | by James Greene, Jr.
On October 30th, surviving Beastie Boys Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz will release their 600 page memoir Beastie Boys Book, which will chart the entire history of the beloved hip hop act who (among other things) fought for our right to party and informed us of previously unreported sabotage. The audiobook boasts an impressive and diverse cast of narrators, including Bette Midler, Amy Poehler, Exene Cervenka, Elvis Costelle, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Chuck D, Rosie Perez, Pat Kiernan, LL Cool J, Kim Gordon, and Rachel Maddow. Finally, Exene and Tim Meadows are working together, hallelujah. See the full voice cast list below.
Diamond and Horovitz have scheduled a short tour for Beastie Boys Book, including two readings in New York (October 29th at Town Hall, October 30th at Kings Theatre), two in Los Angeles (November 3rd & 4th at Montalban), one in San Francisco (November 5th at Nourse Theater), and one in London (November 30th at EartH). These readings will include a live score by Mix Master Mike, a Beastie Boys museum exhibit, and a "sound experience" by Sonos. Funky, boss!
Beastie Boys Book Audio Cast:
Steve Buscemi Tim Meadows Ada Calhoun Bette Midler Bobby Cannavale Mix Master Mike Exene Cervenka Nas Roy Choi Yoshimi O Jarvis Cocker Rosie Perez Elvis Costello Amy Poehler Chuck D Kelly Reichardt Nadia Dajani John C. Reilly Snoop Dogg Ian Rogers Will Ferrell Maya Rudolph Crosby Fitzgerald Rev Run Randy Gardner Luc Sante Kim Gordon Kate Schellenbach Josh Hamilton MC Serch LL Cool J Chloë Sevigny Spike Jonze Jon Stewart Pat Kiernan Ben Stiller Talib Kweli Wanda Sykes Dave Macklovitch Jeff Tweedy Rachel Maddow Philippe Zdar Michael Diamond Adam Horovitz