The Beastie Boys are writing a memoir -- but it won't be a typical tell-all.
Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz -- who along with Adam Yauch, who The New York Times. The as-yet-untitled book is being planned for a fall 2015 release.after battling cancer, comprise the hip-hop group -- have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, according to
The Beastie Boys are "interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience," Spiegel & Grau publisher Julie Grau told the Times. "There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up."
The book will reportedly be "loosely structured as an oral history" and will include contributions from other writers and a "strong visual component." Grau and Luke Janklow, the group's agent, both compared it to Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys' short-lived magazine published in the 1990s.
"The first words out of Mike's mouth were, 'I don't want to do a straight memoir,'" Janklow said.
Spiegel & Grau also published Jay-Z's 2010 book "Decoded." Other musicians who have recently published memoirs include Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.