“I’ve had a whole lifetime to take [memories] in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there.”
We list off the ten most un-missable Bluesfest Sideshows landing in Australia this year.
Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ in full
Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson will be playing the bands iconic record Pet Sounds; in full with an 11 piece band.
The BBC have corralled an all-star cast for a cover of the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows to celebrate the launch of the all-new BBC Music season. Among the artists featured in the eye-catching clip are Dave Grohl, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Lorde, Brian May, Chris Martin, and Kylie Minogue. The list doesn’t stop
Rock legend Brian Wilson has taken to Facebook to lambast fans critical of his decision to collaborate with, among others, Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, and Zooey Deschanel on his new album. The Beach Boys co-founder wrote that it “bums me out” to see such “negativity.” News of the high-profile collaborations came via a Rolling
The Beach Boys have announced a 50th anniversary tour for next year but Brian Wilson, songwriter and band leader, has said he will not be taking part. Following a buzz of activity from the Beach Boys, including re-recording their 1968 hit Do It Again a few months ago as well as the upcoming release of
It’s something of a surprise that such a thing hasn’t happened already, but reports suggest plans are afoot to make Brian Wilson‘s illustrious, tempestuous life into a film.
The Four Freshmen were the group that Brian Wilson wanted to be in when he was growing up, and hold a unique place in the evolution of popular music in the fifties and sixties.So the passing of Four Freshmen tenor and multi-instrumentalist Bob Flanigan is a very notable death notice indeed.
In recent times stories hinting at the possibility of a Beach Boys reunion – where Brian Wilson and Mike Love would break bread, link arms and let bygones be bygones – have been rolled out with suspicious regularity. A new one has emerged, and this time it’s straight from the horse’s mouth. Brian Wilson has
Diminutive former Beach Boy Al Jardine has called on his old bandmates Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston to put together a special vinyl single in support of the victims of the Japan earthquake.
The original version of The Beach Boys‘ Smile, arguably the most famous ‘lost’ album in rock history, is set to finally get a proper release.