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.