There are a lot of fans of the Beastie Boys Story. In this series, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys tell you intimate, personal stories about their band.
Additionally, they share their friendship that spans 40 years. Further, in this article, the Ending of the ‘Beastie Boys Story’ will be explained. The documentary film titled “Beastie Boys Story” was released in 2020. It was directed, produced, and written by Spike Jonze. Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz also worked on this.
The film was filmed at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. A memoir of the Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Book, inspired the story. After directing numerous music videos, including “Sabotage” in 1994, Jonze reunited with Diamond and Horovitz for the project. This film was originally scheduled to be released on April 3, 2020, in a limited cinema release. Following its limited theatrical release, it was released on April 24, 2020, via digital streaming. This was available via the Apple TV+ streaming platform. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the limited cinema release was canceled.
Beastie Boys Story features mostly real people documenting their own stories. Their performers are exceptionally talented. Among them is Adam Yauch, who played himself. Adam Nathaniel Yauch is widely known for his stage name MCA. A rapper, bassist, and filmmaker, he is best known for his music. The hip-hop group Beastie Boys counts him among its founding members. Michael Diamond plays himself throughout the show. Michael Louis Diamond is better known by his stage name Mike D. He is an American rapper and one of the founding members of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. Michael Diamond performs in various genres, including musically, drumming, and rapping. The musician has remixed music for Moby and Björk.
Moreover, Adam Horovitz too portrayed himself in the film. Adam Keefe Horovitz is more commonly known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock. Ad-Rock is a rapper, guitar player, and actor from the United States. The rapper was also part of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. Further, currently, he is married to feminist activist and musician Kathleen Hanna. Bill Hader is portrayed as Crazy Shit Voice. William Thomas Hader Jr. is an actor, comedian, and voice actor from the United States. As well as his acting career, Hader is also a writer and producer. The HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018-present) is created, produced, written, occasionally directed by him. He also starred in the series. Additionally, he has won two Emmy awards and has been nominated for three more.
Moreover, Michael K. Williams portrayed Bob Dylan. Michael Kenneth Williams was an American actor. In the HBO drama series The Wire, he portrayed Omar Little from 2002 to 2008.mHe has also appeared on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire as Albert “Chalky” White from 2010 to 2014. Further, the American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist Robert Dylan is also well known for his music. He is often considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time. In his 60 year career, Dylan has played an important role in popular culture. In addition, well-known actors such as Ben Stiller, David Cross, and Steve Buscemi played members of the audience.
The ‘Beastie Boys Story’ Ending Explained
The series consists mostly of self-contained efforts to share information. The tale is told by surviving Beastie Boys Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond. There are some bonus clips. However, that may leave viewers wondering after the story is completed and the credits begin to roll. During the show, Diamond and Horovitz interrupted the show to convey some truth about their album Paul’s Boutique without the need to brag about it. The two Beastie Boys are reminded of Stiller, Buscemi, and Cross. They went on to have a very successful and influential career regardless of their 1989 record bombing. It was a relief to see the excised bit since it was surprising there wasn’t more appreciation for Paul’s Boutique during its time in the story.
During the end credits footage, Michael K. Williams makes a notable appearance. In this sketch, he is portrayed by a little kid as Diamond. As you can probably tell, Williams is playing Bob Dylan. In the Philly show, Tim Meadows was credited with playing the folk icon, so it seems like this was done more than once. Diamond must be recalling a time when he and Dylan met at the 1988 birthday party for Dolly Parton. Jonah Hill (who is also in Fight For Your Right Revisited and produced Beastie Boys Story) reportedly also appeared on stage.