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Beach Boys' Smile Tapes To Be Released

The original recording sessions from The Beach Boys' legendary 'lost' album Smile are to be released for the first time after spending 44 years locked in a vault.The experimental album was abandoned by composer Brian...

Rubber Soul Inspired Brian Wilson To Write Pet Sounds

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has credited the Beatles' Rubber Soul album and marijuana for inspiring the iconic Pet Sounds recordings.The Good Vibrations hitmaker hosted a listening party at his home when the Fab Four's...

Brian Wilson 'Considering' Beach Boys Reunion

Brian Wilson may reunite with The Beach Boys to mark their 50th anniversary.The group's founder- who recently announced he plans to stop touring next year - has admitted he would "consider" performing with his surviving...

Wilson Hints At Beach Boys Reunion

Brian Wilson has given The Beach Boys fans hope of a comeback by hinting the band might stage a 50th anniversary reunion later this year (11).The Good Vibrations hitmakers formed in 1961 but since the...

Brian Wilson Plans To Retire

Brian Wilson plans to retire from touring because of stage fright and hallucinations.The 68-year-old Beach Boys singer feels he may not be able to continue playing live as he is getting old and still suffers...

Brian Wilson Plans To Quit Touring Next Year

Brian Wilson has dashed fans' hopes of a future Beach Boys reunion tour after announcing retirement plans.The legendary singer/songwriter, who co-founded the band 50 years ago (61), confesses he's getting too old to keep up...

Beach Boys Record Japan Charity Single

The Beach Boys have recorded a charity single to raise cash for the relief effort in Japan.Founding member Al Jardine approached the rest of the band - Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston -...

John Stamos Helps Desperate Fan See The Beach Boys

John Stamos has come to the rescue of a Beach Boys fan who put out a desperate plea for concert tickets on Twitter by offering to take her to the gig.The actor/musician often plays drums...

Stars Donate Memorabilia For Japan Auction

Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Chris Martin and Arcade Fire are among the stars who have donated memorabilia to a charity auction raising money for the relief effort in Japan.The Jonas Brothers, Kylie Minogue, Iron...

Brian Wilson To Receive Music Industry Honour

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is set to be honoured for his career achievements at a top music industry event later this year (11).The legendary songwriter and band co-founder will receive the Chairman's Award for...

Who Has The Best Harmonies

Roger Daltrey reckons The Who's vocal harmonies were better than The Beach Boys'.The singer with the legendary 'My Generation' rockers performed a solo concert at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (24.03.11), where he paid...

Natalie Maines Debuts Beach Boys Cover

Natalie Maines has premiered her first new material for nearly five years.Natalie Maines, the American singer-songwriter and Dixie Chicks star, has premiered her cover of the Beach Boys classic 'God Only Knows'. Fans of the...

The Drums Return Surfing To Their Set

The Drums stopped playing their biggest hit to make a point. The US group dramatically dropped their biggest hit, 'Let's Go Surfing' from their set when they played at the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals...

Carnie Wilson Fired For Selling Cheesecake

CARNIE WILSON, the 42-year-old American singer and daughter of BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON, has been fired from a healthy diet company for selling a brand of cheesecake while simultaneously helping to promote weight loss,...

The Beach Boys Hit Back At Lip-syncing Allegations

THE BEACH BOYS frontman MIKE LOVE and keyboard player TIM BONHOMME have fired back at reports the band has taken to lip-syncing at concerts.Fans of the group accused the bandmates of miming at a high-profile...

Beach Boys Mired In Lip-sync Controversy

THE BEACH BOYS have come under fire from fans after they were accused of miming at a high-profile concert in Australia on Saturday night (23Oct10).The band, which includes founding member Mike Love, headlined the inaugural...

Elton John Spiked To Play Piano

Sir Elton John's friends once spiked his dinner with cocaine to make him play the piano all-night.In a new documentary focusing on how he became a superstar in America, the singer-and-pianist reveals his pals put...

Secret Radiohead Fan Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Doolittle is a huge Radiohead fan. The British 'Same Genes' singer said that because she is best known for upbeat, jaunty pop songs, most people don't realise how varied her musical tastes are, and...

Tony Hadley Perfoms At Chazzstock

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together for 'Chazzstock', to celebrate the frontman of...

Tony Hadley's Charles Tribute

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together to celebrate the frontman of electro pop...

Beach Boys Musical Surfing To The Big Screen

THE BEACH BOYS are surfing to the big screen in a movie musical featuring the band's classic 1960s hits.Executives at Fox 2000 Pictures have paid over $2 million (£1.3 million) for the rights to songs...

Wilson Had 104 Gershwin Songs To Choose From

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON was overwhelmed when he began work on GEORGE GERSHWIN's unfinished music - the jazz legend has left behind more than 100 incomplete songs.The trustees of the Gershwin family estate approached...

Katy Perry's Parental Compromise

Katy Perry and her parents "agree to disagree" on her sexy image. The 'Teenage Dream' star's parents Keith and Mary Hudson are Evangelical Christian pastors and while the singer - famed for her provocative image...

Beach Boy 'Brianises' Gershwin

Brian Wilson has "Brianised" the works of Gershwin for his new album. The Beach Boys songwriter is releasing an album interpreting the works of the 1920s jazz composer, including two tracks George Gershwin never completed....

Life Of Tragic Beach Boy Dennis Wilson Heading To Cinemas

Late BEACH BOYS star DENNIS WILSON is returning from beyond the grave - filmmakers RANDALL MILLER and JODY SAVIN are bringing him back to life on the big screen.The drummer and surf fanatic tragically drowned...

Katy Perry Gets Beach Boys Bother

Katy Perry is in trouble for using a lyric made famous by The Beach Boys.The 25-year-old singer used the phrase "I wish they all could be California Girls" in her single 'California Gurls' - a...

Beach Boys Not Backing Label's Action Against Perry

THE BEACH BOYS have distanced themselves from a legal complaint which takes aim at KATY PERRY over her hit single CALIFORNIA GURLS - insisting it was not their idea to threaten court action over the...

Snoop Dogg Changed California Gurls Lyric To Avoid Lawsuit

Rapper SNOOP DOGG was forced to change his verse on KATY PERRY's CALIFORNIA GURLS after the BEACH BOYS threatened to sue for referencing their original CALIFORNIA GIRLS anthem.The ageing rockers released their summer smash in...

No Plans For Beach Boys Reunion

BEACH BOYS star MIKE LOVE has dismissed reports the original members of the legendary band have scheduled a reunion concert to mark the group's 50th anniversary in 2011 - insisting "there are no big plans...

Beach Boys To Reform

The Beach Boys are to reunite for a 50th anniversary show.The 'Good Vibrations' hitmakers - who last performed together in 2006 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their 'Pet Sounds' album -...

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