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Brian Wilson leads Hal Blaine tributes

12 Mar 2019

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Hal Blaine has died at the age of 90, with the world of music paying its respects to the late legend. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame session drummer – who played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Simon & Garfunkel – died of natural…

Al Jardine on Pet Sounds collaboration with Brian Wilson: 'It's simple, it's complicated and everything in between'

19 Aug 2018

Brian Wilson celebrates the Beach Boys seminal album Pet Sounds in concert with co-founder Al Jardine

The Beach Boys cast a ray of sunshine over the 60s music scene. Formed at high school in Hawthorne, California, brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson teamed up with cousin Mike Love and childhood friend Al Jardine and went on to become one of the most…

Beach Boys want Brian Wilson reunion at Glastonbury

11 May 2018

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Beach Boys want to reunite with Brian Wilson at Glastonbury. The 'I Get Around' hitmakers' co-founder Mike Love, Brian's cousin, last performed with his relative and bandmates - Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - in 2012 for a 50th anniversary album and…

Brian Wilson postpones tour to undergo back surgery

2 May 2018

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Brian Wilson has postponed his May tour dates to undergo emergency back surgery. The Beach Boys legend was due to continue the 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performances' run - to mark the 50th anniversary of the the 1966 LP - on May 7 at The Kennedy Center…

Janelle Monae's album features Brian Wilson and Pharrell

25 Apr 2018

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Janelle Monae's new album features The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. The 32-year-old singer-and-actress unveiled the full track-listing for her third studio album 'Dirty Computer' last night (24.04.18) through an interactive website, which requires fans…

Edinburgh Summer Sessions adds Bastille and Brian Wilson to lineup, get presale tickets

24 Apr 2018

Pop superstars and the legendary Beach Boy join an impressive bill for the Princes Street Gardens festival's first year

Edinburgh Summer Sessions has added two massive headliners to it's already star-studded bill for 2018. Bastille and legendary Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson will perform at the Ross Bandstand, with tickets on general sale at 9am on Fri 27 Apr.

Brian Wilson finally gets A in music

17 Jan 2018

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Brian Wilson has finally had his high school music grade changed from an F to a more deserving A. The Beach Boys icon has delighted fans with timeless classics like 'Good Vibrations', 'Sloop John B' and 'California Girls', but his teacher Fred Morgan…

Brian Wilson brings Pet Sounds to London

2 Aug 2017

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Brian Wilson was "thrilled" to being his 'Pet Sounds' tour to London on Tuesday (01.08.17). The 75-year-old singer, joined by a top class 10-piece band including his former Beach Boys bandmates Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine and Al's son Matt, took…

Brian Wilson could have been a baseball player

21 Jul 2017

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Brian Wilson believes he would have been a baseball player if he hadn't made it as a musician. The Beach Boys legend is one of the most revered rock songwriters in history but if his life took a different path he thinks that he would have had the…

Mike Love wants Brian Wilson reunion

7 May 2017

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Mike Love wants Brian Wilson to reunite with the Beach Boys. Although the surviving members of the group - Mike, Brian, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - reunited in 2012 for a 50th anniversary album and tour, Brian has since returned to his solo tours…

Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand announces 2017 programme (DATES ADDED)

14 Feb 2017

Brian Wilson, Pixies, Texas, KT Tunstall among headliners

This August is festival season, as ever, and Edinburgh will doubtless continue to be Scotland's city of choice for the end of summer. But Glasgow's giving it the old college try, with another stellar lineup of headliners for the Summer Nights at…

Brian Wilson announces UK Pet Sounds shows

1 Feb 2017

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Brian Wilson has added two UK 'Pet Sounds' 50th anniversary dates to his world tour. The Beach Boys legend will perform at London's Eventim Apollo on August 1 and Sheffield City Hall on August 3 to mark five decades since the release of the iconic…

Brian Wilson announces live LP featuring Zooey Deschanel

29 Jul 2016

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Brian Wilson is to release a live album featuring Zooey Deschanel and Kacey Musgraves. The Beach Boys legend performed a concert with special guests in Las Vegas for PBS Soundstage in December 2014, and will drop a live CD and DVD of the show, 'Brian…

Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds is my best work

1 Jul 2016

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Brian Wilson says 'Pet Sounds' is the greatest album he has ever produced. The Beach Boys legend is extremely proud of the band's 11th LP - which contains acclaimed songs such as 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and 'God Only Knows' - and knows he could never…

Brian Wilson announces 50th anniversary Pet Sounds tour

25 Jan 2016

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Brian Wilson has announced he is going on a world tour to mark the 50th anniversary of classic Beach Boys album 'Pet Sounds'. The 73-year-old musician can't wait to recognise the landmark date of the band's 11th LP - which contains acclaimed songs…

Brian Wilson 'can't write a song' to save his life

23 Jun 2015

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Brian Wilson "can't write a song" to save his life. The Beach Boys founder has revealed although he released the solo album 'No Pier Pressure' earlier this year, he struggles to come up with new material these days as he constantly wants to revisit…

Best things to do this summer in Liverpool

19 Jun 2015

We look at things to see and do in the Pool this summer

Although summer no longer means three months of endless time off stretching ahead like so much joy, you can still find time in your day to have fun. Where you’re looking for performance, comedy, kids events or literally anything as long as it doesn’t…

Love & Mercy

19 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is the focus of this sympathetic biopic

Music biopics tend to benefit from being unauthorised; accessing the precious back catalogue of a pop-star usually means airbrushing out the more salacious details of their life, resulting in the blandly commercial hagiography of Walk the Line or Ray…

Brian Wilson announces 2015 UK tour

24 Mar 2015

Former Beach Boy is to tour with former band members plus support from America and Edwyn Collins

Brian Wilson has announced he is to play a UK arena tour this September. The legendary singer-songwriter and former member of 60s surf-poppers The Beach Boys will bring the sound of California to British shores on an eight-gig tour that takes in…

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson reducing workload

2 Jun 2014

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Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is reducing his workload on the advice of his daughters. The 71-year-old singer's children Carnie and Wendy, with ex-wife Marilyn Rovell, say their father is avoiding a tour that would mark the 50th anniversary of the…

Brian Wilson: Paul McCartney is 'gifted' musician

18 Oct 2013

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Brian Wilson thinks Paul McCartney is the best musician around today. The Beach Boys singer branded the former Beatles musician as the most "gifted" singer he's ever listened to and praised the 'Let it Be' singer for his innovative sounds. When…

The Beach Boys want Brian Wilson back

8 Jul 2013

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The Beach Boys want to reunite with Brian Wilson again. The 'Good Vibrations' hitmakers insist they never sacked frontman Brian - who briefly rejoined the band for their 50th anniversary tour and new album 'That's Why God Made The Radio' last year…

Daft Punk are too star-struck to speak to their ultimate collaborator Brian Wilson

18 Jun 2013

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Daft Punk would consider Brian Wilson the ultimate collaborator. The French dance duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - would love to work with the legendary Beach Boys singer and songwriter, but are too starstruck to approach…

Brian Wilson working on new solo album

7 Jun 2013

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Brian Wilson is working on a new solo album. The Beach Boys singer has announced he is recording and self-producing his 11th studio album with Capitol Music Group at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood after being inspired by his band's comeback album…

Brian Wilson rules out Beach Boys reunion

12 Feb 2013

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Brian Wilson doubts he will ever play with The Beach Boys again. The singer and songwriter reunited with the group for a number of 50th anniversary shows last year, but he and members Al Jardine and David Marks were told before the end of the tour…