Archives for: 2011, week 25

The astonishing genius of Brian Wilson

GUARDIAN "I meet Brian Wilson in the tiny, windowless conference room of a Mayfair hotel, where he is promoting his latest series of British concerts accompanied by his musical director, Jeffrey Foskett. The former leader of the Beach Boys sits bolt upr… more »

River Road Prepping Brian Wilson Biopic

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Oren Moverman, who wrote the Bob Dylan film 'I'm Not There,' is writing screenplay about the Beach Boys frontman." VARIETY "Bill Pohlad and John Wells are joining forces on biopic about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and have tap… more »

More Brian Wilson Tour News

STRAIGHT "Brian Wilson has deep talent and deep troubles" WINNIPEG FREE PRESS " Something old, new, borrowed -- and Wilson wasn't blue" EXAMINER "Brian Wilson Brings Surf, Sun and Gershwin to Winnipeg" WINNIPEG SUN "Wilson surfs to victory at Play… more »

Nothing but love for Brian Wilson

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS "[Brian] Wilson isn’t the most exciting entertainer to watch, but there was a time it appeared he would never perform on stage again due to a combination of mental illness and stage fright, so seeing him seated behind a keyboard with… more »

Is This Man Brian Wilson?

Q&A: Brian Wilson

THE GRID TO "The Beach Boys' legendary leader is in Toronto this week to pay tribute to George Gershwin and collect a lifetime achievement award at NXNE. But while he's happy to talk about his classic '60s songbook, he refuses to a entertain rumours of… more »

Sherry Watts Miss Teen Burbank with Beach Boys

Performance By Mike Love's Beach Boys Simulacrum Marred by "Dark Events"

MITCHELL DAILY REPUBLIC "The Beach Boys concert at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village was an artistic success, according to organizers and attendees ... But there were two dark events, one the night before the concert and a second event after it was… more »

Working On A Guru

Flashback: Rolling Stone's 1976 interview with the band and others in Brian Wilson's universe

ROLLING STONE "The Healing of Brother Bri: Interview with The Beach Boys" more »

Brian Wilson Massey Hall, Toronto ON June 18

EXCLAIM.CA "Despite his limited yet erratic movements and sporadic conversation, [Brian] Wilson appeared genuinely excited to be in Toronto." more »


NOW TORONTO "Brian Wilson has more passion for his new George Gershwin project than he does his Beach Boys hits written some 40-plus years ago. Unfortunately for him, the crowd at his Massey Hall NXNE show were in an opposite mood. Wilson cycled throug… more »

Diablo Cody’s dream writing project is a biopic of Brian Wilson

MOVIELINE "[Diablo] Cody said she hadn’t begun a script 'even in terms of research' about the fabled Beach Boys frontman, but it’d be her dream assignment. That confession isn’t much of a surprise considering she met her first husband on a message board… more »

Concert review: Brian Wilson at the NAC

OTTAWA CITIZEN "Brian Wilson turned 69 years old on Monday while simultaneously turning back the clock to a simpler time when all that mattered in life was frolicking in the surf and rhapsodizing about scantily clad California girls." more »

Brian Wilson Canadian Tour: More News Links

TORONTO SUN "Brian Wilson can still charm a crowd"TORONTO STAR " Brian Wilson: Talking about ‘Plenty o' Nuttin'"THE EXAMINER " Brian Wilson kicks off Canadian Gershwin-Wilson Songbook tour at NXNE"MONTREAL GAZETTE "Concert review: Brian Wilson… more »

Vinyl Cave: Brian Wilson Rarities by The Beach Boys

ISTHMUS "[A] copy of the Australian album Brian Wilson Rarities turned up here in town. It's a completely different album than the American Rarities, with only a few songs -- primarily drawn from singles sides late in their Capitol tenure -- in common b… more »