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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...

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...

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