Fans of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Beastie Boys will soon see their origin story through the surviving members’ intimate point of view.
At the stroke of midnight, the official trailer for Beastie Boys Story dropped and treated fans to brief snippets of never-before-seen footage of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz along with fragments of hilarious anecdotes told by the surviving members about how they wanted to be rappers “so bad” but they were “mediocre at best.”
“We went from being famous in a 14-block radius to being on tour with Madonna and Rick Rubin,” they explain as the trailer continues to showcase unearthed footage and photographs.
However, the trailer also shows how the band fractured and “burned out” as their success continued to swell to their inevitable comeback after a six-year absence from the music scene.
Fans will also get to see the Beastie Boys as regular family members and, above all else, a group of best friends who had the privilege of riding the wave of success together.
The upcoming movie features narration from surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock who will fully disclose their “intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship,” according to a press release.
Longtime collaborator of the band and filmmaker Spike Jonze is directing.
Beastie Boys Story will premiere in select IMAX theaters on April 3. It will then hit Apple TV+ on April 24.
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