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Brian Wilson: 'I Doubt There Will Be Any More Original Beach Boys'

Brian Wilson has confirmed the fears of Beach Boys fans by revealing he doubts the band will ever reform again.The hitmaker and bandmate Al Jardine were contractually dismissed from a 2012 reunion line-up by Mike...

The Beach Boys Session Musician Paul Tanner Dies

A session musician who played on many of the THE BEACH BOYS' biggest hits has died at the age of 95.Paul Tanner died of pneumonia on Tuesday (05Feb13). Born in Kentucky, Tanner is perhaps...

Paul Tanner Dies Aged 95, Last Surviving Member Of Glen Miller Orchestra

The last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, trombonist Paul Tanner, passed away earlier this week following a bout with pneumonia, he was 95.Born in Skunk Hollow, Kentucky on October 15, 1917 Tanner worked...

Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Beach Boys Biopic

There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano is to play Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson as a young man in a new biopic.The actor will portray the Good Vibrations hitmaker in Bill Pohlad's new film...

Brian Wilson Sees A Therapist To Cope With Mental Health Problems

Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson occasionally visits a therapist in a bid to keep his longterm mental health problems under control.The Good Vibrations hitmaker has been struggling with schizoaffective disorder for several years and he...

Brian Wilson Wants To Resolve Beach Boys Bust-up

GOOD VIBRATIONS singer Brian Wilson has urged bandmate and cousin Mike Love to call him so the pair can discuss the future of the Beach Boys following a bust-up in the ranks.The band wrapped up...

Brian Wilson Responds To Mike Love’S Beach Boys Snub

Brian Wilson and Al Jardine have publicly responded to the news that Mike Love and Bruce Johnston would be continuing to tour without them, using the name The Beach Boys. The band have recently completed...

Brian Wilson Fired From The Beach Boys!

The Beach Boys will continue to tour after this summer's special 50th anniversary set of shows, but guess what, three of the original members won't be joining them, after Mike Love opted to let them...

Andy Williams Songs Were Legendary, But His Television Career Deserves Respect

Andy Williams songs will be played on record players across the globe today, after the effortlessly smooth crooner – best known for his track ‘Moon River’ – died on Wednesday, aged 84. Williams soothing voice,...

Al Jardine Asks For Fan Help As He Attempts To Keep The Real Beach Boys Alive

Al Jardine is desperately trying to keep the Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion alive by launching a fan petition on his Facebook.com page.The beloved group will wrap up its summer tour in Britain at the...

Mike Love & Bruce Johnston To Continue Beach Boys Tour Past Anniversary Shows

Mike Love and Bruce Johnson have confirmed they'll be keeping the music of The Beach Boys alive when the group's 50th anniversary tour wraps in London at the end of the month (Sep12) - they'll...

The Beatles & Elvis Presley Nominated For American Pop Music Hall Of Fame

The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys are among the first ever nominees for the American Pop Music Hall of Fame.Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters and Simon & Garfunkel are also...

The Beach Boys Musical To Close Early After Just Six Weeks

The summer has ended early for the big-budget Beach Boys musical in Las Vegas - the show is to end after a disappointing six-week run.Planet Hollywood bosses have opted to pull the plug on Surf:...

Beach Boys Stars' Kids Form Tribute Band

Eight of The Beach Boys stars' children have united to form a tribute band to their famous fathers.California Saga features Brian Wilson's daughters Wendy and Carnie, who are members of the singing trio Wilson Phillips;...

Paul Mccartney 'Lost It' When Performed With Brian Wilson

Sir Paul McCartney ''lost it'' when he got to perform with Brian Wilson.The Beatles legend sang at a charity concert on the Beach Boys star's hit 'God Only Knows' and admits he was very overwhelmed...

Mike Love Making Plans For Another Beach Boys

Beach Boys star Mike Love has dismissed reports suggesting his plans for Beach Boys shows without bandmates Al Jardine and Brian Wilson signal the end of the band's 50th anniversary reunion.The singer has booked a...

Beach Boys Reunion In Question As Mike Love Books Show In South America

The Beach Boys reunion appears to be over - singer Mike Love has booked a South American show without Brian Wilson and Al Jardine.The group is in the middle of their 50th anniversary tour, and...

Happy Birthday, Brian Wilson!

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson will be riding on the crest of a wave on Wednesday (20Jun12) when he turns 70.The feted songwriter is still going strong after 50 years in the music business and...

Beach Boys Top The Beatles As U.s. Album Charts' Longest Serving Top 10 Group

The Beach Boys have beaten the Beatles to the longest stand of top 10 albums in the U.S. charts by a group - by 18 months.Brian Wilson's reunited surf pop band crashed into the new...

Samantha Urbani From Friends Discusses Her Innovative Genre 'Exp. Pop'

American band Friends have recently released their self-produced debut album 'Manifest!' on Lucky Number records. Frontwoman Samantha Urbani reveals to Contactmusic.com her band's innovative new genre 'Exp. Pop' short for 'Exploration Pop' at London's FIELD...

Week 68: Adele's '21' Regains Billboard No.1 Spot

Adele has regained the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with her sophomore effort '21', 68 weeks after its release. The multi-Grammy Award winner remarkably held off new entries from Neil Young, The...

Beach Boys Bandmates Fear For Brian Wilson's Health On Tour

The Beach Boys stars Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston have their fears about band leader Brian Wilson's health as the group's reunion tour continues - because they're not sure how long the singer will be...

Endless Summer Keeps On Going For The Beach Boys

There is no shortage of veteran bands hitting the road in recent times, but the Beach Boys reunion tour just about takes the biscuit when it comes to anticipation for an act. Their tour of...

London Calling For The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Jaunt

With anticipation high following the Beach Boys reunion for their 50th anniversary of existence, London can now get in on the excitement after it's been announced that the legendary surf-pop group will be calling in...

The Beach Boys To Play One-off London Gig

The Beach Boys are to play a one-off UK gig later this year. The legendary pop group - who are made up of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks -...

Rock Legends 'The Beach Boys' Reunite For A One-off London Show

60s surf rock sensations The Beach Boys return for a 50th anniversary world tour with a one-off show at London's Wembley Arena on September 28th 2012.This year has been the first time the legendary rock...

Beach Boys Musical Surfs To Las Vegas

The music of The Beach Boys has inspired a new stage spectacular in Las Vegas.Surf the Musical will feature classics such as California Girls, I Get Around and Wouldn't It Be Nice as a backdrop...

Alan Rickman To Play Cbgb Owner

Alan Rickman has signed up to play New York club owner Hilly Kristal in a forthcoming movie. The 'Harry Potter' actor will portray the CBGB proprietor in a film about the legendary punk rock club...

The Reunited Beach Boys Rock Jimmy Fallon Show

The Beach Boys stopped by Jimmy Fallon's show last night for a reunion performance, before putting on a show at New York's Beacon Theatre. The band plans to release a new studio album later this...

The Beach Boys Announce New Album As Tour Begins

The Beach Boys will release their first original album in more than two decades later this year. The reunited band, featuring Brian Wilson and Mike Love, are putting the finishing touches to the new record,...

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Lawson - Interview

With the recent release of the first single from their highly anticipated second album, Lawson's vocalist, Andy, took some time to talk to Contact...

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Lifehouse - Interview

Lifehouse released their seventh studio album, 'Out of the Wasteland' on 22nd June 2015. Lifehouse's Jason Wade took some time to talk to Contact...

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