Iggy Pop to Cameo Star in Beastie Boy-Produced William S. Burroughs Documentary
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in Palm Beach in the '50s.
But perhaps what he's most known for is his constant interactions with musicians. He's worked with Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and Tom Waits, and his works have been cited as a major influence among musical greats like Roger Waters, Patti Smith, Genesis P-Orridge, Ian Curtis, Lou Reed, Kurt Cobain, and rock critic Lester Bangs.
So it should come as no surprise, then, that Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch has just received the rights to release a new documentary through his production company Oscilloscope Laboratories about Burroughs, titled: William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.
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