BEASTIE BOYS

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Mike D and AD-ROCK at­tempt to “up­end the typ­i­cal mu­sic mem­oir” with their Beastie Boys Book, which hits shelves on Oc­to­ber 31.

Weigh­ing in at a hefty 592-pages, it in­cludes rare pho­to­graphs, orig­i­nal il­lus­tra­tions, a cook­book by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of the band’s New York, mix­tape playlists, con­tri­bu­tions from celebrity fans like Amy Poehler, Wes An­der­son, Spike Jonze and Pulitzer Prize-win­ner Col­son White­head and lots more sur­prises.

Net­flix’s ReMastered mu­sic doc­u­men­tary se­ries makes its bow on Oc­to­ber 12 with a foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion of the at­tempted 1976 as­sas­si­na­tion of Bob Mar­ley, Who

Shot The Sher­riff?

Drop­ping monthly, fu­ture episodes fo­cus on Johnny Cash, Run DMC’s

Jam Mas­ter Jay, Sam Cooke, The Mi­ami Show­band, Robert John­son, Chilean protest singer Vic­tor Jara and Solomon Linda, the black South African who wrote ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ but never re­ceived his just fi­nan­cial re­wards.

An­drew Lloyd Web­ber has con­firmed that Tay­lor Swift and

Jen­nifer Hud­son, who’s also down to play Aretha Franklin in an up­com­ing biopic, will both fea­ture in the movie ver­sion of Cats, which is due late next year.

Go­ing the other way is Al­most Fa­mous, the cult rock ‘n’ roll film that Cameron Crowe is turn­ing into a stage mu­si­cal with Amer­i­can Id­iot com­poser Tom Kitt.

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