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Katy Perry Loves 'California Gurls'

Katy Perry's next single will be called 'California Gurls'.The 'Waking Up In Vegas' singer is releasing her second album this summer, and Katy wrote the first single - which is rumoured to feature rapper Snoop...

The Doors, Beach Boys & Brown Lead Grammy Hall Of Fame

Songs by THE DOORS, the BEACH BOYS and JAMES BROWN are among 25 recordings which will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.The Doors' Riders On The Storm, California Girls by the Beach Boys...

Music Mogul Burn Dies

British record mogul COLIN BURN, who worked with the ROLLING STONES, THE BEATLES, THE SUPREMES and THE BEACH BOYS, has died at the age of 76.Burn enjoyed a 25-year career with EMI, peaking as General...

Wilson Lands Gershwin Honour

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has been given permission to complete and record jazz legend GEORGE GERSHWIN's unfinished works by the composer's estate.The Good Vibrations hitmaker will attempt to finish a handful of compositions Gershwin...

Stars Mourn Les Paul

Stars including THE BEACH BOYS songwriter BRIAN WILSON, JOAN JETT, KEITH RICHARDS and U2's THE EDGE have all paid tribute to late guitar legend LES PAUL.The musician-turned-guitar innovator died on Thursday (13Aug09) at the age...

Panic At The Disco's Musical Differences

Ryan Ross left Panic At The Disco because singer Brendon Urie is a Peter Gabriel fan.The guitarist-and-songwriter and bassist Jon Walker announced they were leaving the group last week and the musician says the main...

Beach Boy Jardine Calls For Fleet Foxes Collaboration

Cult folk-rockers FLEET FOXES are in talks to team up with BEACH BOYS legend AL JARDINE for a new album.The Seattle, Washington group took the world by storm in 2008 with their acclaimed self-titled debut...

Mccormick Slams Wilson's Psychologist

Former BRADY BUNCH star MAUREEN MCCORMICK has blamed the controversial psychologist who treated BEACH BOYS singer BRIAN WILSON for prolonging her drug addiction and depression. MCCormick - who played perfect teen Marcia Brady in the...

Furry's Gruff In Vegetable Collaboration

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and NEON NEON frontman Gruff Rhys has made a guest appearance on the new album by MISTY'S BIG ADVENTURE.Rhys can be heard munching vegetables on the track Lunch, from the band's new...

By on 07 October 2008

Wilson Performs In Black Cab

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has played his most unique gig to date - from the back of a London cab. The veteran singer and his band recently piled into a five-seater black taxi for...

Wilson Lands Award For 'California Sound'

BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON is to be honoured in Los Angeles - for "defining" the city's sunny image. The singer, who pioneered the 'California sound' with classic songs including Surfin' USA and California Girls,...

Wilson: 'Rap Music Brings Me Down'

BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON hates listening to rap songs - because the lyrics depress him. The California Girls hitmaker has famously battled depression and mental illness throughout his life. And he insists one way...

Wilson: 'I Miss The 60s'

BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON misses the 1960s - because music ever since has been "trash" The Good Vibrations hitmaker, who led the way in music production with his groundbreaking 1966 album Pet Sounds, insists...

Wilson: 'Drugs Were Bad For Me'

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has mixed emotions about his drug-using past - marijuana helped him create musical masterpieces but left him constantly paranoid. The Good Vibrations hitmaker wrote pop classics while stoned, but his...

Wilson Walks For A Good Sandwich

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON is such a fan of the Beverly Glen Deli in Los Angeles he takes a daily five-mile hike to get a sandwich there. The California Girls hitmaker builds up an...

Wilson's Praise For Spector

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has hailed accused murderer PHIL SPECTOR as the most important musician of all time. Spector, 67, is accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra, California mansion, in 2003...

Foo Fighters' Hawkins 'Nervous' About Wilson Track

FOO FIGHTERS drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS was terrified about lending his vocals to a reworking of a song by late BEACH BOYS star DENNIS WILSON. The percussionist was drafted in to sing on the new version...

Guitarist Cole Dead At 68

BEACH BOYS and the BYRDS collaborator JERRY COLE has died of a heart attack, aged 68. The guitarist became a renowned space-age surf music guru in the 1960s as the leader of the Spacemen and...

Queen Stars Join Hawkins On Wilson Track

QUEEN stars BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR joined the FOO FIGHTERS' TAYLOR HAWKINS on a tribute to late THE BEACH BOYS drummer DENNIS WILSON. Drummer Hawkins was drafted in to provide vocals on Holy Man,...

Foo Fighter Hawkins Replaces Wilson On Tribute Track

FOO FIGHTERS star TAYLOR HAWKINS is set to take the place of late THE BEACH BOYS drummer DENNIS WILSON on an upcoming commemorative single. Hawkins will provide vocals for Holy Man, which will feature on...

Former Beach Boys Settle Legal Dispute Over Name

Two former members of the Beach Boys have settled a five-year row over the legal use of the bands name.Mike Love sued Al Jardine in 2003, claiming he was the only person authorized to use...

By on 22 March 2008

Beach Boys Settle Long-running Lawsuit Over Name

BEACH BOYS star MIKE LOVE has finally reached an agreement with former bandmate AL JARDINE in a legal dispute over the group's name - five years after launching the lawsuit. Love initially filed suit in...

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies At 91

The celebrity guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died Tuesday in the Netherlands at age 91. The "Reesh," as his celebrity followers sometimes called him, launched the worldwide Transcendental Meditation movement in the 1960s and eventually drew...

Beatles' Indian Guru Dies At 91

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the famous guru to the Beatles, has died at the age of 91.The Indian spiritual advisor passed away at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop today.The Maharishi is best remembered...

By on 06 February 2008

Wilson Signs Up As Camp Counsellor

THE BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has been recruited as Los Angeles' Rock + Roll Fantasy Camp's first 'counsellor'. The Good Vibrations hitmaker will offer wannabe rockers career advice during the 10th annual camp next...

Wilson's Lost Rap Song Released Online

A rap song THE BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON recorded as a limited edition gift giveaway to fans and friends is causing a stir in cyberspace after a copy of the 1989 cassette single was...

Beach Boy To Take To The Ballet

Former BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON is to make his ballet debut - he's performing with the English National Ballet in London next month (Nov07). The veteran singer/songwriter, 65, will perform the Beach Boys classic...

Wilson, Ross + Scorsese Named Kennedy Center Honourees

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON, DIANA ROSS, funnyman STEVE MARTIN and moviemaker MARTIN SCORSESE are to receive Kennedy Center Honors for their influence on U.S. culture. The highest honour for an American performer or artist,...

Beach Boys To Reunite?

Pop legends THE BEACH BOYS are set to reunite, after the surviving bandmembers ended their decades-long rift. Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine went their separate ways in the 1980s, prompted by Wilson's deteriorating...

The Beatles Almost Made Wilson Weep

THE BEATLES were so successful it almost drove BEACH BOYS rocker BRIAN WILSON to tears. The music legend admits he was jealous of the Beatles success and often wished his band would experience similar worldwide...

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