Los Angeles: Grand Royal Merchandising. Five issues perfect bound, one issue saddle stitched. Issue one with minor rips on the spine, around the staples. Minor wear and creasing. "Visual hi-fi history" poster insert has 2'' tear. Item #4539
Sharing a name with the group's California-based vanity label, Grand Royal was the Beastie Boy's answer to the popular band newsletters and fanzines of the day. Edited by the Beastie Boys, along with Spike Jonze, the magazine encapsulates the band's chaotic and irreverent nature, as well as their myriad and eclectic interests. The content was presented in the coy and chaotic manner characteristic of 90s-era music zines. Topics covered beyond music include food, skating, fashion, gossip, religion, basketball, art, history, pinball, and film. Articles and interviews on Miami Bass, Weird Al, the historical and racial politics of mullets, Aaron Burr, Moog synthesizers, soba vs. ramen noodles, the WNBA, pinball machine design, Bruce Lee, Lee Perry...
Inserts include "Visual hi-fi history" 21 x 30'' poster, 1998 Grand Royal calendar, Grand Royal iron-on, and Grand Royal flexi-disc with "A Message from the Biz" and "Bennie and the Jets,"