Beastie Boys Documentary 'Beastie Boys Story' Is Out This Friday

The Beastie Boys documentary is out Friday

January 27, 2020
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The first trailer has been released for an upcoming retrospective on one of the most influential hip hop (and rock) acts of all time.

“Beastie Boys Story” is being directed by Spike Jonze and will premiere on Apple TV+ sometime in a few months. The trailer begins by showing Mike D, Ad Rock and MCA chillin’ on a couch while rapping the intro to “Paul Revere” from their 1986 groundbreaking album Licensed to Ill.

“The story of our band, 40 years of friendship (+ a few goofs here and there) in a live documentary experience directed by our friend, collaborator and former I.T guy, Spike Jonze,” wrote the Beastie Boys on Instagram.

The story of our band, 40 years of friendship (+ a few goofs here and there) in a live documentary experience directed by our friend, collaborator and former I.T guy, Spike Jonze. Coming soon on @appletv - Link in bio. . #BeastieBoysStory

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The doc was filmed by Jonze primarily during a run of Beastie Boys shows at King’s Theater in Brooklyn last year. The film is billed as "an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship."

This is far from the first collaboration between the guys and Spike Jonze. Over the span of their career, the Academy Award nominated filmmaker has directed six Beastie Boys videos, including "Sure Shot" and "Sabatoge", and together they will be releasing a photo book titled "Beastie Boys" on March 17th.

A "special cut" of "Beastie Boys Story" was set to debut in select IMAX theaters April 3rd before the documentary came out, but those plans were halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It comes Apple TV+ on April 24th.