Pretty good month!

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At the end of its fourth week of release, the Beastie Boys book is still #3 on Amazon Kindle Store’s Hot New Releases in Pop Culture chart, and it’s the second-oldest release in the top 9! (We’re above Archie and the Big Lebowski, but behind food and Burning Man — BOO, ain’t nobody into eating no more!) 

And we’re still top-ten on two of our other charts. So that’s 28 straight days in assorted top tens, and two straight weeks on the New Hotness chart. Thank you so much for reading. We <3 all o’ y’all, for real!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/digital-text/156373011/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr

BEASTIE BOYS PAPERBACK? IT’S COMING SOON.

YES, the Beasties book paperback is coming soon!

Expect it in late August. Very late August. No, sorry, for an independent press our size, Amazon doesn’t have a pre-order option. Follow us on Twitter, and you’ll know as soon as it’s out.

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Until then, did you know you can read the e-book on any smart phone, tablet, PC, or device that can run free Kindle software, which you can get here?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771

Read a key excerpt from 6623&#8217;s new For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: 25 years of Paul&#8217;s Boutique online from Rolling Stone!
We&#8217;d love to give you the full set of lyrics or play the song — we have &#8216;em — but we&#8217;d also love to not be sued by the Beasties. And, ethically, they&#8217;re not ours to give away, anyhow. But read the Rolling Stone story and scroll down for a live clip from some parties who did manage to capture a little taste of &#8220;The Jerry Lewis,&#8221; a lost track from the Paul&#8217;s Boutique sessions. Could it have been a hit single? Hell yes.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-jerry-lewis-the-untold-story-of-the-beastie-boys-single-that-never-was-20140807

Read a key excerpt from 6623’s new For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: 25 years of Paul’s Boutique online from Rolling Stone!

We’d love to give you the full set of lyrics or play the song — we have ‘em — but we’d also love to not be sued by the Beasties. And, ethically, they’re not ours to give away, anyhow. But read the Rolling Stone story and scroll down for a live clip from some parties who did manage to capture a little taste of “The Jerry Lewis,” a lost track from the Paul’s Boutique sessions. Could it have been a hit single? Hell yes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-jerry-lewis-the-untold-story-of-the-beastie-boys-single-that-never-was-20140807

Podcast interview! Chrome Bills podcast didn&#8217;t just interview one of our Beasties book co-authors; they rapped about him:
"Dan LeRoy / That&#8217;s my boy / Jump for joy."
Beastie writers Peter Relic and Dan LeRoy have been lighting up the word/print/e-pub worlds, but say you&#8217;re on the move — what can they do for you? Plenty. Here&#8217;s their first podcast appearance since For Whom the Cowbell Tolls&#8230; dropped. Listen and/or download here:
https://soundcloud.com/chromebills/cb56-pauls-boutique-interview-feat-dan-leroy
Chrome Bills is a quality hip-hop-centric podcast that came to our attention recently, when they welcomed hip-hop icon Sage Francis. The crew welcomed Dan for an hour of solid, diverse conversation, with topics including #BeastieBoys, Paul&#8217;s Boutique, Eazy-E, phantom sacks and LA + @stlramscom QBs. Specifically&#8230;
As the Chrome Bills dudes put it, &#8220;Topics discussed during the interview include: who has the mysterious #JerryLewis song, the role of #CapitolRecords in the album&#8217;s success/failure, serendipitous occurrences such as the infamous #eggman promotion, #MattDike, #JerryGarcia plays on a song, how much did the #samples cost, did the #DustBrothers get the credit they deserve, do real gangsters like #EazyE change diapers, #cowbell in #HeyLadies, some guys peak early, #VinceFerragamo, and #JimEverett.&#8221;
Here&#8217;s the CB guys if you want more of them in your world: 
@chromebills
twitter.com/ChromeBills
 twitter.com/kcromozonetwitter.com/seezmicstwitter.com/Spoonie79

Podcast interview! Chrome Bills podcast didn’t just interview one of our Beasties book co-authors; they rapped about him:

"Dan LeRoy / That’s my boy / Jump for joy."

Beastie writers Peter Relic and Dan LeRoy have been lighting up the word/print/e-pub worlds, but say you’re on the move — what can they do for you? Plenty. Here’s their first podcast appearance since For Whom the Cowbell Tolls… dropped. Listen and/or download here:

https://soundcloud.com/chromebills/cb56-pauls-boutique-interview-feat-dan-leroy

Chrome Bills is a quality hip-hop-centric podcast that came to our attention recently, when they welcomed hip-hop icon Sage Francis. The crew welcomed Dan for an hour of solid, diverse conversation, with topics including #BeastieBoys, Paul’s Boutique, Eazy-E, phantom sacks and LA + @stlramscom QBs. Specifically…

As the Chrome Bills dudes put it, “Topics discussed during the interview include: who has the mysterious #JerryLewis song, the role of #CapitolRecords in the album’s success/failure, serendipitous occurrences such as the infamous #eggman promotion, #MattDike, #JerryGarcia plays on a song, how much did the #samples cost, did the #DustBrothers get the credit they deserve, do real gangsters like #EazyE change diapers, #cowbell in #HeyLadies, some guys peak early, #VinceFerragamo, and #JimEverett.”

Here’s the CB guys if you want more of them in your world: 

@chromebills

twitter.com/ChromeBills

twitter.com/kcromozone
twitter.com/seezmics
twitter.com/Spoonie79

Another Podcast Interview w/ Beastie Boys Coauthor

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Recently, Beastie Boys book coauthor Dan LeRoy discussed his first book about Paul’s Boutique on the podcast New Books in Popular Music. Check it out here:

http://newbooksinpopmusic.com/2013/08/07/dan-leroy-pauls-boutique-continuum-2009/

Dan’s first Beasties book is part of the prestigious 33 1/3 series from Bloomsbury Academic (formerly Continuum). Yup: Technically, it’s on the same label as Neil Gaiman. It’s one of the more popular and acclaimed editions in the series.

Anyhow, the new book concentrates on how the album came to exist. Dan’s previous book concentrates on its making. There is very little overlap between the books; they’re distinct and awesome.

New Books in Popular Music is hosted by Greg Renoff, who is working on an amazing new book about Van Halen’s early years (for a different press, but that’s OK!). Get on his bandwagon now, cuz it’s gonna be rad.

Here’s a minor irony: The halo effect from the Beastie Boys book has helped 6623’s Slayer book bounce back up the charts; it’s top-15 on three Amazon Kindle Store charts. Thank you! (When released, it was #1 for 18 days of a 19-day run.) [Halo effect — Slayer… get it?!]

Like all 6623 books, it’s reasonably priced ($6.66 ebook, $16.66 paperback). And the e-book is a full-color experience, with as many hyperlinks as possible to assorted material, short of copyright infringement. People seem to like it: We got blurbs from Steven Blush, David Konow, and Jay Mohr.

Published at the end of 2013, it’s an exhaustively research look at the band’s history. In fact, here’s the full title:

Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, A Metal Band Biography. From Birth to Reborn, Including Slaytanic Profiles, a New History of the Thrash Kings’ Early Days, Reign in Blood Tours, a European Invasion, the Palladium Riot, the Seat Cushion Chaos Concert, the Whole Diabolical Discography, Newly Unearthed Details From Dave Lombardo’s Turbulent History With the Band, Artwork and Some Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before, Jeff Hanneman’s Hard Times, the Big Four’s Big Year, Lombardo’s Final Exit, the Top 11 Hanneman Tributes, the Mosh Memorial Service, Untold Stories, Updates, Relevant Digressions, and More Scenes From the Abyss

Any questions?