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“I’ve had a whole lifetime to take [memories] in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there.”
Music’s power to help us drown out our sorrows is well documented, but so is its ability to make us feel fan-frickin-tastic. So to figure out how music picks us up, a cognitive neuroscientist has determined which popular songs have the most fun-loving musical formulas. Literally. As the Daily Mail reports, Dr Jacob Jolij from
Long before Katy Perry was singing about California Girls, The Beach Boys had it covered, and now the icons of the California sound are coming to Australia once again for a national tour. Now captained by Mike Love, the current incarnation of The Beach Boys does not include fellow surviving members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine
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
The new series of Later… with Jools Holland kicked off in a massive way with four acts spanning many decades, from current indie pop sensations The xx, to the returning Muse, to 70’s alternative act Public Image Ltd and the Beach Boys who are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Rolling Stone has reported that the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour isn’t ending on a high note as original band member Mike Love has decided to continue touring under the Beach Boys banner without fellow surviving members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks.
NME has reported that the kings of surf rock/pop the Beach Boys are hoping to follow up this year’s record That’s Why God Made the Radio with another new release next year. Before That’s Why God Made the Radio, it had been approximately 20 years since the Beach Boys released an album containing new material;
In April, Music Feeds reported on the possibility of The Beatles children forming a band.
The Beach Boys have released the video for their first single and title track from their latest album That’s Why God Made the Radio. The video has been made by Focus Creeps, the same people behind the Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See video and the follow-up Evil Twin clip. Clearly nostalgic about his early
Triple j has reported that a chance meeting between Australia’s Birds of Tokyo and California’s Beach Boys led to the two bands briefly working together in the studio.
The Beach Boys have announced the dates for their highly anticipated 50th Anniversary Australian Tour, which will run throughout August/September.
After finishing up the recording of their 29th studio album in Los Angeles earlier this year, the legendary (remaining) original lineup of Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Brian Wilson (who hasn’t toured with the band in over two decades) hit the road to take on a ‘World Tour’ that looked set
They may look as old as your grandfather but The Beach Boys still sounded as young as ever during their recent performance on Jimmy Fallon.
After recent news this week that The Beach Boys have finished recording their 29th studio album in Los Angeles, they’ve now hit the road to begin their 50th anniversary tour, kicking off in North America.
With a resurgence in surf rock/pop behind acts such as Best Coast and Wavves, it’s only fitting The Beach Boys will return with a brand new album on June 5, 2012 to show the youngsters how it’s done.
The The Beach Boys have announced that they will begin their 50th anniversary reunion with a performance at the Grammys. Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks will play together for the first time in over two decades along with some help from Maroon 5 and Foster the People. It’s not
The founding members of The Beach Boys have announced that they will reform to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band. Brian Wilson has put grudges aside and agreed to play a 50-date tour with the original members.
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.