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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...

Wilson Receives Art Honour

BEACH BOYS frontman BRIAN WILSON will see his career celebrated at an art exhibition in Cornwall, England. The display - called If Everybody Had An Ocean after the first line of the band's classic Surfin'...

Latest Beach Boys Feud Thrown Out Of Court

MIKE LOVE's latest feud with former BEACH BOYS bandmate BRIAN WILSON has been thrown out of court over a disputed partnership arrangement. The singer alleged a 2004 promotional CD of re-recorded Beach Boys songs -...

Beach Boys Lose Property Lawsuit

The BEACH BOYS have lost $60 million (GBP30.7 million) in an intellectual property lawsuit against a memorabilia collector. Former rocker ROY SCIACCA won a resounding victory against The Beach Boys last week (ends06APR07) when a...

Anderson Hits Out At Doting Music Press

British rocker BRETT ANDERSON refuses to read the music press because he is fed up with the doting "middle-aged" attitude given to classic rock acts. The former SUEDE frontman, who releases his debut solo single...

Barenaked Ladies + Lynyrd Skynyrd Set Sail Again

BARENAKED LADIES and LYNYRD SKYNYRD are set to hit the high seas next year (08) as part of an ongoing cruise initiative. The sea-faring bosses of Georgia company Sixthman have invited the two party groups...

Beach Boy Brian Calls On Sir George Martin

THE BEACH BOYS songwriter BRIAN WILSON has reportedly asked THE BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN to remix some of his former band's classic songs. Martin and his son GILES recently re-worked a number of Beatles...

The Beach Boys Case Thrown Out Of Court

LATEST: A lawsuit filed by THE BEACH BOYS was thrown out of court earlier this month (DEC06) after a lawyer representing the band showed up 13 minutes late for the court hearing. On 11 December...

Rock Publicist Ronnie Lippin Dies At Age 59

Veteran publicist Ronnie Lippin, who managed to gain TV exposure for her famous rock clients long after network TV ceased to be a viable venue for most of them, has died in Los Angeles at...

Superstars Inducted Into UK Music Hall Of Fame

Music legends PRINCE, JAMES BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, BRIAN WILSON, ROD STEWART, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, BON JOVI and former BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame last night (14NOV06). At...

Wilson Gives Blessing To 'Special' Biopic

THE BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has given his blessing to a biopic of his turbulent life, and will act as consultant when production gets underway. The GOOD VIBRATIONS songwriter famously suffered a nervous breakdown...

Beach Boys Wilson And Jardine Team Up

BRIAN WILSON has given his former BEACH BOYS bandmate AL JARDINE a boost by inviting him to join his upcoming PET SOUNDS tour. Jardine, who is still in the middle of a copyright and breach...

Judge Throws Out Part Of Beach Boy Lawsuit

LATEST: A Los Angeles judge has dismissed part of former BEACH BOY MIKE LOVE's $2 million (GBP1.1 million) lawsuit against ex-bandmate AL JARDINE. Legal papers filed by Love in 2003 allege Jardine has illegally performed...

Emi Bosses Sue Beatles/beach Boys Tribute Act

Lawyers for the BEATLES' publisher, EMI, have been instructed to thwart producer CLAYTON COUNTS from recording and releasing mashups of Fab Four and BEACH BOYS records. Counts has been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit...

Beach Boys Sued

American pop veterans THE BEACH BOYS are being countersued by a private collector accused of stealing memorabilia of the 1960s stars. ROY SCIACCA insists he paid for the souvenirs at liquidation sales in the 1980s,...

Grohl Is A Dad

FOO FIGHTERS star DAVE GROHL's wife JORDYN BLUM gave birth to the couple's first child, VIOLET MAYE, in Los Angeles on Saturday (15APR06). Violet, named after Grohl's grandmother, weighed in at six pounds, 15 ounces...

Bangles Star Hoffs' Sweet Return To The Sixties

The BANGLES star SUSANNA HOFFS and cult singer/songwriter MATTHEW SWEET have teamed up to become the new SONNY and CHER with a new duets album. The odd couple are longtime friends and they're now...

Blake Illustrates For Beach Boys

THE BEACH BOYS have commissioned SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND artwork creator SIR PETER BLAKE to provide illustrations for a limited edition version of their classic album PET SOUNDS. Blake befriended SURFIN' USA...

Beach Boys Sue Over Memorabilia 'Theft'

THE BEACH BOYS have filed a $20 million (GBP11.2 million) lawsuit against two men they accuse of stealing recordings and memorabilia with the intention of auctioning them off. The GOD ONLY KNOWS band claims...

Summer Of Love Still Number One

The Summer Of Love has been voted the greatest year in pop music's history, with BBC Radio 2 listeners deciding 1967 still reigns supreme. 1967 was the year THE BEATLES set new standards with...

The Beach Boys Face Legal Action Over Memorabilia Claim

Pop legends THE BEACH BOYS are facing legal action after incorrectly claiming rare memorabilia being sold at auction was stolen from them. The PET SOUNDS hitmakers threatened a civil suit against auction house Cooper...

Beach Boy Love Sues Wilson

Former BEACH BOYS frontman MIKE LOVE is suing his ex-bandmate BRIAN WILSON, over the star's 2004 release of the famously-unfinished SMILE album. Love filed suit in Los Angeles Federal Court this week (ends04NOV05), alleging...

Auction House Denies Selling Beach Boys 'Stolen Goods'

A London auction house has denied claims it is selling items stolen from pop legends THE BEACH BOYS. The band have threatened a civil suit against Cooper Owen, alleging 28 lots intended for sale...

Stars Communist Files Revealed

Late screen siren MARILYN MONROE was a suspected communist and tracked by the FBI. Newly-released documents reveal Monroe was just a number of stars the Federal Bureau of Investigation kept files on - including...

Mccartney: 'Lennon Always Topped Me'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY insists he shared a fiercely competitive relationship with JOHN LENNON even after THE BEATLES split up. The 61-year-old rocker recalls how the pair jousted creatively in a flurry of ongoing musical...

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