Highlights from the eight-year-old magazine in one handy tome? Oh, what a nice idea...

BEASTIE BOYS are to compile a book from their ‘GRAND ROYAL’ magazine, which will feature classic interviews and features from the archives as well as new material.

The book, which has a working title of simply ‘Grand Royal’, is expected to be released through HarperCollins in the US next April, according to reports on [url=]sonicnet.

The magazine was first published in 1993 and seven issues have been released, selling around a third of a million copies across the world.

It is expected the book will include a classic early interview with Kid Rock and a trip to a Shaolin temple with Wu-Tang Clan. The estimated cover price is $40.