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  • Watch Beach Boys' Touching Tribute to Nancy Reagan

    03/08/2016 5:45:41 AM PST · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | March 7, 2016 | DANIEL KREPS
    The Beach Boys, who performed at President Ronald Reagan's 1985 inaugural ball, paid tribute to Nancy Reagan Sunday night at their concert in Abilene, Texas, just hours after it was revealed that the former first lady had died at the age of 94. For the tribute, Mike Love and the Beach Boys performed an a cappella take on the Four Freshmen's "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring," the same song they performed at Reagan's 1985 gala.
  • “Mike Love dead 2015” : Beach Boys singer killed by internet death hoax

    10/31/2015 6:58:50 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 9 replies
    Mediamass ^ | October 31, 2015 | Jessica Simpson
    News of musician Mike Love’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2015 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Beach Boys singer is alive and well.
  • Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys Rivalry with the Beatles and Flying Solo

    09/03/2015 8:35:14 PM PDT · by z taxman · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/04/2015 | Jeff Slate
    The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged rivalry with The Beatles. Rubber Soul inspired Pet Sounds, which inspired Sgt. Peppers and that inspired me to make Smile, Brian Wilson tells me, recalling his 1960s game of one-upmanship with the Beach Boys so-called rivals The Beatles. It wasnt really a rivalry, though. I was jealous! Wilson says with a hearty laugh. It was really just mutual inspiration, I think. I would get to hear their records before they came out and I was totally blown away by Rubber Soul. And Sgt. Peppers?...
  • Sgt. Peppers vs Smile

    06/12/2015 3:11:23 AM PDT · by z taxman · 40 replies
    Hey Bulldog ^ | Nancy Carr
    I love the Beach Boys (not the way I love the Beatles, but still), so why cant I wholeheartedly love Smile? I ask this question sincerely. I think Brian Wilson is a songwriter, singer, and bassist worthy of great praise. I understand why Paul McCartney was so blown away by Pet Sounds that he dreamed up the idea for Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Im glad Smile has finally seen the official light of day, and Im intrigued by the what-if game of wondering about what might have happened if Smile had been released in 1967, as originally intended....
  • FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years

    12/14/2013 7:56:32 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that the entire North polarized cap will disappear in 5 years.
  • Mike Love Sprinkles Some Bad Vibrations On Beach Boys Reunion Tour(Wilson Dumped Again)

    09/26/2012 11:19:52 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/26/2012
    Wouldn't it be nice...if the Beach Boys could finally all get along? Alas, it appears that the beloved icons--who have a long history of inter-band ups and downs--are not destined for peace in this lifetime. After delighting fans this year with a 50th anniversary reunion tour and album including revered frontman Brian Wilson, Mike Love has dropped a bomb on three of his surviving bandmates: He's going to continue touring without them. Under the name "The Beach Boys." Love first made this announcement last week, when he unceremoniously stated that he planned to dump his cousin and creative lead Wilson,...
  • The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio (New CD Review)

    06/05/2012 3:17:58 PM PDT · by curth · 24 replies
    PopMatters ^ | 6/5/2012 | John Bergstrom
    Heroes [not] Villains The irony of the Beach Boys tragedy has made that tragedy all the more painful. For several generations of people around the world, the bands vey name has been synonymous with good ol fashioned fun in the sun, of fresh-faced, pre-Vietnam American innocence. Even their more crestfallen later work was defined by a sweet, nostalgic ache. But the bands tale of abuse, addiction, mental illness, dubious associations, premature deaths, and ugly lawsuits is by now almost as familiar as California Girls. At the center of it all, of course, has been Brian Wilson. In terms of public...

    05/11/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 25 replies
    Ultimate classic rock ^ | 05-11-12 | Matthew Winter
    Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys unloaded some foul-mouthed political commentary onto both President Obama and presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently, labeling both men aholes and further declaring Obama a socialist. Sound a little harsh for the Fun, Fun, Fun / Good Vibrations singer? Well, see for yourself in the video below, courtesy of TMZ. Obamas an a-le, the musician declares to a fan looking for a photo opportunity. Unless youre interested in never having any money and being socialized.He also warns of what will happen if our President doesnt face re-election pressure: Wait til Obama doesnt have...
  • Beach Boys Singer Bruce Johnston, 'Obama's a Socialist A-Hole'

    05/11/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5-11-12 | Bruce Johnston
    <p>Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.</p>
  • Beach Boys Singer'Obama's a Socialist A-Hole'

    05/11/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 6 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/12 | TMZ STAFF
    Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston. Bruce was signing autographs for fans in New York yesterday when the conversation turned political. "Obama's an a**hole, "Johnston says ... adding, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized."
  • Beach Boys drop first new reunion song 'That's Why God Made The Radio'

    04/25/2012 3:24:00 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 36 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 4/25/2012 | Kyle Anderson
    Thats Why God Made the Radio certainly has everything a vintage Beach Boys tune needs: Breezy harmonies, references to cars, and an almost exhausting sense of sweetness. There is something profoundly bizarre about the Beach Boys putting out new music in 2012, especially considering how many artists (especially in the indie world) have exploited the sound they helped invent. Their influence is everywhere, from Bon Ivers lovely layers to Katy Perrys beach-friendly youth anthems.
  • Beach Boys Kick Off 50th Anniversary Tour in Tucson

    04/25/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT · by curth · 27 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 25, 2012 9:17 AM ET | Mike Powell
    You could've guessed it was a Beach Boys show by the shirts the men in the audience wore: Collared, short-sleeved and oversized, with palm trees, hibiscus flowers and nautical gear printed on them.It wasn't until midway through the second set that Mike Love acknowledged what the people in the audience must've been thinking: "It's, uh, been a little while since we've all been on tour together." This year, the Beach Boys turn 50. Until the Grammys this February, Brian Wilson hadn't been on stage with them since 1996. The tour kickoff last night at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater in Tucson...
  • Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Reunion !

    12/16/2011 3:15:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood, California December 16, 2011 The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world's most legendary bands in popular music history, will reunite for a global 50th Anniversary CELEBRATION in 2012. Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will come together for a new studio album and commemorative catalog releases with Capitol/EMI and a 50-date international tour to begin in April with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ("Jazz Fest") as well as other exciting events to be announced.
  • Beach Boys to re-unite for Reagan Tribute Concert !

    02/02/2011 1:15:27 AM PST · by sushiman · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/1/11 | David Beard
    Today, Al Jardine notified his legion of Facebook followers, that he and fellow founding member Brian Wilson had been invited by Mike Love to join Love on stage for the upcoming Ronald Reagan tribute concert.
  • All about Youtube's most insane and clueless troll

    09/30/2010 11:55:21 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | NHSTATEGOP Your typical liberal troll. He is also the same as the Jewish crybaby who had a fit when some Black Hebrew Israelites mocked him Including scenes of him as well as the drivel he posts. (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!)
  • New Brian Wilson: a Beach Boys stamp on George Gershwin

    08/17/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/17/2010 | Tim Smith
    It doesn't carry quite as much of a surprise factor as it might have some years back, before so many pop/rock stars felt the urge to sing standards from the great American Songbook, but the album by the near-legendary Brian Wilson due out on Tuesday certainly commands attention. A Disney Pearl release, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin" -- it could have been called "Gershwin Goes Surfin' " -- puts the iconic leader of the Beach Boys and a great deal of that group's vintage sound into a blender with some of the 20th century's best loved songs. It's very much a...
  • Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

    08/06/2010 2:22:01 PM PDT · by curth · 16 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 06, 2010 2:30 EDT | by Mikael Wood |
    In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for his latest project, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin," due Aug. 17 from Walt Disney Records. "When I was 2 years old, my mom would play 'Rhapsody in Blue' for me, and I just loved that song," he says while relaxing at his home in Beverly Hills. Wilson, 68, singles out George Gershwin's orchestral-jazz classic as one of...
  • Beach Boys, Dead and Living, Reunite for Recording

    08/01/2010 6:40:24 AM PDT · by curth · 46 replies · 8+ views
    Lifestyle ^ | 08.01.2010 | Andrew Vaughan
    The on-again/off-again news of a possible 50th anniversary reunion tour has been a bit taxing for fans just hoping to hear those sweet harmonies one last time. But Al Jardine, the bands original guitarist, has already brought about a reunion for his new solo album A Postcard From California. Jardines track, Don't Fight the Sea, began as a track on a proposed solo album back in 1978 and Jardine brought Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston to sing background. The track never surfaced and 10 years later, Brian Wilson popped in to sing a high harmony. In 2009, Jardine coaxed Mike...
  • Brian Wilson asked to finish incomplete George Gershwin compositions

    10/10/2009 6:09:38 PM PDT · by curth · 27 replies · 1,278+ views
    Brian Wilson has been given the go-ahead to finish writing incomplete music by George Gershwin. The Beach Boys mainman will be given full access to the compositions by Gershwin's estate, and will release the music on a forthcoming album of Gershwin covers. Though the album has no fixed release date, it will come out on Walt Disney imprint Disney Pearl, whom Wilson has recently signed a deal with, reports The Wall Street Journal. Speaking about the album, Wilson said he has always loved the music of Gershwin, who died in 1937. "The earliest music I remember hearing is 'Rhapsody In...
  • The reel deal - Lost Beach Boys tapes surface in SLO County

    09/03/2009 1:25:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies · 998+ views
    The Beach Boys have had more Top 40 singles than any other American band and are the best selling American band ever, yet their career is marred by drug abuse, the untimely deaths of Dennis and Carl Wilson, the very public mental breakdown of chief songwriter and singer Brian Wilson, and a relentless history of litigation and acrimony among the surviving members (Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love all tour separately, though Love now owns the Beach Boys name after a protracted legal battle). Theirs is the story of unparalleled triumphs and soul-searing tragedies. Yet the popularity of the...

    07/05/2009 5:09:28 AM PDT · by carolgr · 4 replies · 569+ views
    Darlene Love is a genuine American musical icon. With her powerful singing leads, she began her career in 1959 during the glory days of rock & roll girl groups. She caught the attention of Phil Specter and almost immediately began recording the most popular records of that 1962-1963, era including enormous hits like Hes A Rebel, written by Gene Pitney, Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home, Today I Met The Boy Im Going To Marry, The Da Doo Ron Ron, Hes Sure The Boy I Love, Why do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts?, Not To Young To Get...
  • Brian Wilson: "That Lucky Old Sun"

    08/27/2008 9:45:07 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 21 replies · 281+ views
    Amazon ^ | 8/27/08 | Brian Wilson
    For all the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson fans out there in FReeperdom, here's a great late-summer surprise. I got a rush copy of it, and it's brilliantly done. Not "Smile" (what could be?), but your summer-into-fall listening will be all the better for this heartfelt paean to much happier days. No wonder Capitol grabbed it and re-signed Brian after all these years.
  • The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, and 'Pacific Ocean Blue'

    06/16/2008 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Apollo 13 · 16 replies · 105+ views
    June 16, 2008 | Apollo 13
    OK, this is my second 'arts' post of the day, but since my Clint Eastwood one proved to be so rewarding, here is another one. I am a card-carrying Beach Boys nutter, I even take medicine to slow me down on that. I saw Brian Wilson three times live in the past years (two of them in the prestigious London Royal Festival Hall - best setting ever). Top stuff. A couple of weeks ago, the only solo album of the late Dennis Wilson was finally re-released, after decades of legal hassles. Suppleted with lots of bonus cuts from his unreleased...
  • Beach Boys Booted Out of Court

    12/27/2006 2:08:51 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies · 2,869+ views
    TMZ ^ | Dec. 27, 2006
    Wouldn't it be nice if you could wake up ... and find out that a crazy judge didn't pull the rug out from under you? The Beach Boys just learned a hard lesson about the American justice system. TMZ has learned that on December 11, Danny Morin, the lawyer from Brother Records Inc. (The Beach Boys' company), showed up 13 minutes late for a court hearing in Los Angeles Federal Court. Judge Manuel Real, legendary for his explosive tirades, sent some seriously bad vibrations through the courtoom by dismissing The Beach Boys' case. Brother Records Inc. filed the lawsuit last...
  • Psychologist Eugene Landy dead at 71 (controversial shrink treated Beach Boy Brian Wilson)

    03/30/2006 10:53:42 AM PST · by weegee · 2 replies · 214+ views
    UPI ^ | Wednesday, March 29, 2006; Posted: 11:30 a.m. EST (16:30 GMT) | no byline
    HONOLULU, March 29 (UPI) -- Psychologist Eugene Landy, whose controversial relationship with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson thrust him into the national limelight, has died at age 71. Landy died of lung cancer last Wednesday in Honolulu, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Landy treated a long line of stars with his "24-hour therapy" -- including rocker Alice Cooper and actors Rod Steiger and Richard Harris -- the Times said. He was best known for his treatment of Wilson, whose life hit bottom in the 1970s from years of drug abuse and mental illness. Landy literally took over the songwriter's...
  • Pet sound: [Beach Boys legacy still undimmed]

    01/23/2006 3:10:20 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 7 replies · 512+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/23/06 | Andrew Walker
    Pet sound By Andrew Walker BBC News Forty years on from the recording of Wouldn't It Be Nice, the legacy of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys remains undimmed, despite a subsequent roller-coaster ride featuring mental illness, mass murderers and serial litigation. "Wouldn't it be nice," trill The Beach Boys on the opening track of their Pet Sounds album, "if we were older? Then we wouldn't have to wait so long. "And wouldn't it be nice to live together, in the kind of world where we belong?" As a paean to youthful hope and optimism, the song has few peers....
  • No day at the beach: Love sues Wilson

    11/04/2005 8:25:49 PM PST · by MikeD · 37 replies · 473+ views
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2005 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's lawyer hopes the lawsuit won't mar their good vibrations. Love filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday accusing Wilson of promoting his 2004 album, "Smile," in a manner that "shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as the 'Smile' album itself."
  • Brian Wilson Dialing Up Katrina Donors (HELP ME, RHONDA!!!)

    09/24/2005 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 6 replies · 570+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 24, 2005
    LOS ANGELES - "Iowa Jim" was suspicious. Was Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson really putting messages on his official Web site urging people to contribute to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts? The Web surfer using that screen name e-mailed a challenge: If Wilson called and proved it was really him, Jim would gladly donate $100. "So I called him up!" a jovial Wilson told The Associated Press. "I was surprised that he said he didn't think I was involved because I really was. So I called him up." Then Wilson and his wife, Melinda, got another brainstorm. Why not have the...
  • You Don't Wanna Know What's Under His Hood (Dave Barry -LOL)

    06/26/2005 6:49:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 894+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Jun. 26, 2005 | Dave Barry
    You don't wanna know what's under his hood BY DAVE BARRY Jun. 26, 2005 (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on April 25, 1999.) I may be 51 years old, but, darn it, I'm still a ''rock and roll kind of animal.'' So when a friend named Gene offered me some tickets to a Beach Boys concert, I jumped at the chance. As a result, I strained my back and had to lie down for six days. But after the pain subsided I was very excited, because I'm a huge Beach Boys fan. I'll never forget the first...
  • Dale Velzy, surf pioneer who popularized the sport in California, dies at 77

    05/30/2005 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 480+ views ^ | 05/30/2005 | Associated Press
    Dale Velzy, surf pioneer who popularized the sport in California, dies at 77 Monday May 30, 2005 MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) Master surfboard designer Dale Velzy, who helped popularize surfing along the California coast and at one time was the world's largest maker of surfboards, has died. He was 77.Velzy died Thursday of lung cancer at the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, hospital administrative supervisor Brian Noakes said Monday.``Velzy's lasting legacy is the billion-dollar surf industry,'' said Sam George, global editor for Surfer Magazine. ``He created the archetype and everyone has followed it: Get the hottest guys...
  • Christian video alledges Beach Boy Brian Wilson is Satanic (fascinating video link).

    02/28/2005 4:02:39 PM PST · by tame · 61 replies · 2,905+ views ^ | February 28, 2005 | tame
    I accidentally came across an interesting thing at, the website for a ministry know as the Good News Defenders. The following video "feed" documents Brian Wilson's (and the Beach Boys) troubled past, and alledged ties to Satanism: "THEY SOLD THEIR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL" I found it fascinating, but presumptuous to assume that Brian's well known auditory hallucinations are actual demons (or the like). Good News Defenders goes overboard in drawing false inferences from certain facts. Still, there are some interesting things mentioned that Are, in fact, true: )1) Brian Wilson DOES here voices (auditory hallucinations) that scream...
  • THEATER REVIEW | 'GOOD VIBRATIONS' To Everything There Is a Purpose

    02/03/2005 6:04:33 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 3 replies · 403+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | BEN BRANTLEY
    Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Jackie Seiden, left, Kate Reinders and Janet Dacal in "Good Vibrations." Even those who believe everything on this planet is here for a purpose may at first have trouble justifying the existence of "Good Vibrations," the singing headache that opened last night at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. But audience members strong enough to sit through this rickety jukebox of a show, which manages to purge all catchiness from the surpassingly catchy hits of the Beach Boys, will discover that the production does have a reason to be, and a noble one: "Good Vibrations" sacrifices...
  • 'SMiLE' cellist among tsunami missing

    01/04/2005 2:12:24 PM PST · by JellyJam · 48 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | Jan. 4, 2005 | Billboard
    Brian Wilson has issued a desperate plea for any information on the whereabouts of Markus Sandlund, a cellist from the Stockholm Strings & Horns who played on his recently released recreation of the lost Beach Boys album "SMiLE." Sandlund was vacationing in Thailand when the area was battered by a tsunami following a Dec. 26 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and has not been heard from since. "I have been devastated since I heard the news that Markus is missing in Thailand," Wilson says in a statement. "We have sent an agent to see what we can find out, but...
  • 'Kokomo' Co-Writer Terry Melcher Dies

    11/20/2004 8:49:44 PM PST · by MikeD · 104 replies · 2,903+ views News (via AP) ^ | November 20, 2004 | Associated Press
    Terry Melcher, a record producer and songwriter who aided the careers of Ry Cooder, the Byrds and the Beach Boys, has died, his publicist announced Saturday. He was 62. Melcher, the son of actress Doris Day, died Friday night at his Beverly Hills home after a long battle with melanoma. Melcher co-wrote the hit song "Kokomo" for the Beach Boys. The song was used in the movie "Cocktail" and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for best original song. He also performed on the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds." In the early 1960s, Melcher began singing as a...
  • A triumph, finally (Five-Star Review of Brian Wilson's "Smile")

    09/27/2004 10:51:18 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 39 replies · 869+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9/27/2004 | Robert Christgau
    Never mind Pet Sounds. Good record, but a totem. That leaves three great Beach Boys albums. First comes a fun-fun-fun best-of: With the canonical Endless Summer deleted, settle for 2003's longer, less pristine Sounds of Summer. The other two are quickies that fit neatly on one must-own CD: Buy Smiley Smile/Wild Honey while EMI lets you. Smiley Smile and Wild Honey get respect now, but in 1967 they peeved hard-core Pet Sounds fans, who were waiting gape-mouthed for Smile, described by those in the know as the American Sgt. Pepper -- proof that our Bea-boys belonged in the same league...
  • Brian and Melinda Wilson Interview with Larry King to air August 20 on CNN (SMiLE release/tour)

    08/20/2004 11:23:23 AM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,100+ views ^ | August 2004 | no byline
    Brian and Melinda Wilson will the sole guests on the Larry King show on Friday, August 20. Perhaps the most extensive interview of his career, transcripts of the show will also be made available online for those unable to access CNN.
  • Interview With Beach Boy Brian Wilson

    08/13/2004 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 69 replies · 1,778+ views ^ | July 4, 2004 | Deborah Solomon
    Questions for Brian Wilson : Summer Fun, Anyone? Interview by Deborah Solomon Your album ''Smile'' has been called the greatest rock record that was never released. It's the Beach Boys' lost masterpiece. We started it in 1967, but we never finished it. But it is scheduled for release in September. Why did you decide to finish recording it now? I wanted to get it out before I died. Are you dying? No. And you also have a new solo recording that just came out, ''Gettin' In Over My Head.'' Is it any good? Each song is different. They're not all...
  • Brian Wilson to tour US for release of legendary album "Smile"

    08/06/2004 9:01:31 AM PDT · by johnfrink · 49 replies · 841+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2004 | Troy Carpenter
    Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the North America this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom and Europe earlier this year. The tour will kick off Sept. 30 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, with 21 dates announced so far. Shows are scheduled through Nov. 2 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and include a two-night stand at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. A re-recorded version of the album will be released Sept. 28 on Nonesuch Records. "Smile" was intended as the follow-up...
  • Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album (Brian Wilson without the Beach Boys)

    05/19/2004 10:49:55 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 257+ views
    Billboard Magazine ^ | May 18, 2004, 10:25 AM ET | -- Troy Carpenter, N.Y, Edited By Jonathan Cohen.
    Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public. A newly recorded version of the album is to be released Sept. 28 worldwide by Nonesuch Records. The new "SMiLE" was produced by Wilson and features the pop icon's 10-member touring band along with the Stockholm Strings and Horns ensemble. Wilson first revisited the project in November 2003 along with lyricist Van Dyke Parks and keyboardist Darian Sahanaja, reviewing the original 37-year-old tapes with the intent to prepare a version of the album...
  • Beach Boys Home May Become Landmark

    02/19/2004 7:42:45 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 17 replies · 153+ views
    Associated PressHAWTHORNE, Calif. - Landmark status could be given to the site where Beach Boys brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson grew up to proselytize California surf, sun and cars.The Wilsons grew up in a house at 3701 W. 119th St., which was demolished in the mid-1980s to make way for the Century (105) Freeway. The landmark status application for the site, now occupied by a freeway wall, was submitted by Harry Jarnagan, 50, of Tracy.Jarnagan argued in the 84-page application that the site was deserving because the Beach Boys "broadcast to the world an image of California as a...
  • [Beach Boys Daughter] Singer Carnie Wilson Poses Nude after Losing 150 lbs.-Photos are 'Redemption'

    05/30/2003 10:28:38 AM PDT · by ewing · 60 replies · 6,399+ views
    (Beach Boys Daughter) Carnie Wilson is going to show off her newer, slimmer body in Playboy Magazine.The former singer of the pop group Wilson Phillips, Carnie Wilson lost 150 pounds after having her stomach stapled in 1999.Carnie Wilson tells tonights 20/20 ABC News program that posing naked is her 'redemption.' She wants to show other women that they too, can 'let go and be free.' There is no word on whether her scars will show.She will be featured in the August edition of Playboy. Until then she is keeping busy as a judge on the NBC Reality Program 'Fame,' which...