Listen to Looch: 'Beastie Boys Story' presents band's timeline in their own words

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Mary Lucia talks about a new Beastie Boys documentary, from director Spike Jonze, that's streaming now on Apple TV+. (Luke Taylor; Joseph Gallup | MPR)

Beastie Boys Story is almost less of a documentary and more of a PowerPoint presentation — but don't let that put you off.

It was filmed in a beautiful theater in Brooklyn, N.Y., and it's basically a timeline of the Beastie Boys' career with still photographs, with the band's Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz — aka Mike D and Ad-Rock — telling the story in their own words.

It's really well done, it's done very creatively, and it's clear that the love in that room, the audience in that room, is all Beastie Boys fans. And of course, the sad part is talking about Adam Yauch who passed away a couple years ago.

It's a different kind of format; it's a little clumsy some places, it's a little corny in some places, but for any Beasties fan, I think you'll love it. It's streaming on Apple TV.

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Official Trailer

"Sabotage" video (1994), directed by Spike Jonze

External Link

Beastie Boys Story - official Apple TV site

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    'Beastie Boys Story' reunites Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze more than 25 years after directing the music video for the album's immortal hit single, 'Sabotage.' (courtesy Apple TV+)
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    Mike Diamond, Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz in 1993 from an archival photo used in 'Beastie Boys Story,' now streaming on Apple TV+. (courtesy Apple TV+)
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    Spike Jonze, Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond outside the live show rehearsals for the 'Beastie Boys Story', now streaming on Apple TV+. (courtesy Apple TV+)
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    Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond discuss their music video for 'Sabotage' in 'Beastie Boys Story,' now streaming on Apple TV+. (courtesy Apple TV+)
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    Mike Diamond, Spike Jonze and Adam Yauch prepare for the 'Sabotage' music video in a scene from 'Beastie Boys Story,' now streaming on Apple TV+. (courtesy Apple TV+)