Category: Brian Wilson/B. Boys

Beach Boys Get a 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

BILLBOARD "A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit 'Do It Again' will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Commemorative 'ZinePak, a special product that will be sold exclusively at WalMart. The package includ… more »

Beach boys? More like Silver Surfers: Reunited sixties boyband sing U.S. national anthem for Dodgers match

DAILY MAIL "As the Beach Boys sang the U.S. national anthem before a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on Tuesday, the contrast with their Sixties heyday could hardly have been greater." more »

Beach Boys and Dodgers at 50: Good vibrations all around

PASADENA STAR NEWS "The Beach Boys, marking their 50th year making music, ushered in the home opener Tuesday at Dodger Stadium -- celebrating its 50th anniversary -- by singing 'Surfer Girl' and the national anthem." more »

Doctor who co-wrote Beach Boys classic gives up license

LATIMES "A doctor who co-wrote a popular 1960s song performed by the Beach Boys has surrendered his medical license after medical authorities accused him of prescribing medications for himself. Dr. Donald Jay Altfeld ... co-wrote the song 'The Little… more »

A Few Words With the Beach Boys

NEW YORK TIMES "Q. I’m very curious about the new album. How is that going? A. Mike Love: It’s going really well. Brian has worked on some great tracks, great melodies, great harmonies, and he’s been dealing it out to all of us. It’s really sounding… more »

Beach Boys Reunion Tour Kicks Off In Uncanny's Backyard

BILLBOARD "Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, [Bruce Johnston, David Marks] and the rest of the gang will reunite for their 50th anniversary tour starting April 24 in Tulsa, AZ, and wrapping three long months later on July 15 in Stateline, NV." Fi… more »

Brian Wilson 1 - Fine Art Print - Michael Morgan


Brian Wilson – Reimagines Gershwin @ Royal Festival Hall

FLUSH THE FASHION "When I was asked the question ‘Do you want to cover Brian Wilson at the Royal Festival Hall?’ Pet Sounds started to flicker in front of my eyes. Like a musical ticker tape in neon yellows, sunrise oranges, deep atlantic blues. Withou… more »

Bras and Brian Wilson

FROM DISC TILL DAWN " A week ago today I rushed from work down to The Royal Festival Hall to review Brian Wilson for FLUSH THE FASHION. I was unprepared and disorganised (which is very ridiculous for a PA). At 33 it’s actually refreshing to feel inexper… more »

Brian Wilson: “Os Beatles chegaram primeiro!”

BEATLES COLLEGE "Em 1966, Brian Wilson (líder dos Beach Boys) trabalhou durante seis meses em um single, usando uma técnica de gravação modular até então inédita, que consistia em registrar vários trechos e depois montar uma música só no formato que se… more »

Mark Linett - Beach Boys SMiLE (interview)

ICON FETCH "It's the most famous unreleased album in history - the Beach Boys' SMiLE was supposed to come out way back in 1967, but the project fell apart amidst a cloud of drugs and self-doubt by leader Brian Wilson. Now, some 45 years later, those le… more »

Book Review: "The Beach Boys FAQ: All That's Left to Know About America's Band" (Backbeat Books)

EXPRESS MILWAUKEE "Jon Stebbins marshals the band's troubled history for inspection in The Beach Boys FAQ: All That's Left to Know About America's Band (Backbeat Books). While it could have been better organized—the blurby roster of the act's numerous p… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall, London

INDEPENDENT "To borrow the football parlance, this was very much a gig of two halves, the first given over to Brian Wilson's ill-judged 'reimaginings' of Gershwin, the second featuring Beach Boys classics played in note-perfect detail by his band, occas… more »

Brian Wilson @ Paradiso, Amsterdam

ROAR E-ZINE "De bewogen geschiedenis van één van de grootste, nog levende geniën uit de popmuziek zal voor de meesten een bekend verhaal zijn. Brian Wilson richtte met zijn twee broertjes Carl en Dennis, zijn neef Mike Love en goede vriend Al Jardine Th… more »

Brian Wilson Hanging Out With Al Jardine, Various Ladies