Brian Wilson Speaks With Press
LAS VEGAS SUN How are you?
I feel unbelievably well. I go on a five-mile walk every morning, then work at my piano. Then I play with my kids for a while, and go back to the piano. Then I have dinner and work at the piano some more.
Are you performing at more concerts these days?
Not really. I don't go on the road too often, just every few months.
What can fans expect at the concert?
Beach Boys hits. Mostly Beach Boys hits, but also some of my new songs.
Your music has endured for decades. What do you attribute that to?
I can only accredit it to good harmonies and good melodies that have brought a lot of joy into the lives of a lot of people.
The music world has changed dramatically since the '60s. Do you think it's for the better, or worse?
I don't like what's happening in music at all. I'm disappointed in the condition the music business is in now.
Do you think it will ever turn around?
It will get worse to the point where someone records a record that is so great everyone will just flip over it. Then things will get better.
How do you keep busy these days?
I'm working, always working on my music.
And how is the music going?
Things are going pretty fast. I'm writing all these songs, and I hope to do some recording this year. Lately I've been writing with Burt Bacharach. We're going to do some recording.
You've had some legal issues with Mike Love. Have they been resolved?
We had a meeting recently. Things have gotten a little bit better between us. We discussed business, but I don't know what's going to happen.
Do you ever foresee rejoining the Beach Boys?
I would not be opposed to recording again with the Beach Boys, if it is OK with all of the managers. I might consider some studio work - that would be very exciting.