Check out new trailer for the Beastie Boys documentary

This is/was the Beastie Boys.

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If you were around in the 80’s, it was hard to miss the meteoric rise of the Beastie Boys. Though they originally started out as frat party punk rock/rap (to much success), the group matured into one of the elder statesmen of the hip-hop world. The death of Adam Yauch (MCA) in 2012 effectively, and rightfully, ended the run for the Beasties.

In the years since, the two remaining members, Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and Mike D (Michael Diamond), have written a book and done a speaking tour to support it.

But now, their longtime friend and video collaborator Spike Jonze (‘Sabatoge’, ‘Root Down’) has put together a slightly different take on the documentary. Ad-Rock and Mike D were filmed talking to a huge venue full of people as they told the story of The Beastie Boys (accompanied by a projection screen behind them). It gives a sense of the fan interest and reactions to various tales of debauchery and then redemption.

This three minute preview already warmed my cold heart. I am sure the full length will be a must watch for any BB fan.

The Spike Jonze-directed doc will hit IMAX theaters on April 2.

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