A new, Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys doco drops

Spike Jonze’s live Beastie Boys documentary, Beastie Boys Story, dropped on Apple TV+ today.

Words Adam Bryce
Photography Ron Galella / Getty Images

Consisting of archival footage of the band throughout their rise in the 80s and 90s, the documentary is presented to a live audience at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn by the surviving members of the trio, Mike D and Ad-Rock.

It follows the band’s unlikely rise from punk band to rap trio, from local fame to worldwide stardom, touring with Madonna and Run-DMC, losing their way and finding it again, and growing older in the public eye, after being thrust into the limelight as young men.

Jonah Hill, who served as a producer on the documentary, describes the Beastie Boys as icons for kids like him. “What I imagine Bob Dylan was to Jewish kids my dad’s age, Beastie Boys and Adam Sandler were that for my generation.”

And, perfectly timed to release alongside the film, the Beastie Boys have collaborated with Opening Ceremony on a line of graphic tees, hoodies and coveralls. The brand enlisted artists like Raymond Pettibon and Kim Gordon to reimagine their most iconic singles and albums in graphic form which you can find exclusively on Farfetch.

Watch Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+ now.

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