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From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

Bruce Johnston: I Was Appalled Brian Wilson Took Drugs

Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston was ''appalled'' when his former bandmate Brian Wilson started taking drugs.The 75-year-old singer-and-songwriter - who was addicted to LSD - has often spoken about his regret of taking psychedelic drugs due...

Keith Moon Sent Letter To Beach Boys Asking To Join As Drummer

Keith Moon once sent a letter to the Beach Boys asking to be their drummer. The late sticksman for The Who - who died of a drug overdose on September 7, 1978, when he was...

Beach Boys' Mike Love Not A Fan Of Chart Music

Beach Boys' Mike Love isn't interested in chasing chart hits.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers' co-founder - who is joined by Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine in the legendary group - has revealed he's not...

Janelle Monae Announces UK Dirty Computer Tour Dates

Janelle Monae is bringing her 'Dirty Computer Tour' to the UK.The 32-year-old singer-and-actress has announced two dates at Manchester Academy on September 10 and London's Roundhouse on September 11, all in support of her...

Biffy Clyro Twins' 'Jaws Dropped' When Simon Neil Suggested God Only Knows

Biffy Clyro twins Ben and James Johnston's ''jaws dropped'' when frontman Simon Neil revealed he wanted the band to cover Beach Boys' hit 'God Only Knows'.The 'Wolves of Winter' rockers needed a song for their...

Beach Boys Want Brian Wilson Reunion At Glastonbury

Beach Boys want to reunite with Brian Wilson at Glastonbury.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers' co-founder Mike Love, Brian's cousin, last performed with his relative and bandmates - Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - in 2012...

Beach Boys Announce Orchestra Album

Beach Boys are releasing an album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - have had their tracks refreshed with the symphonic arrangements...

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour To Undergo Back Surgery

Brian Wilson has postponed his May tour dates to undergo emergency back surgery.The Beach Boys legend was due to continue the 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performances' run - to mark the 50th anniversary of the...

Janelle Monae's Album Features Brian Wilson And Pharrell

Janelle Monae's new album features The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.The 32-year-old singer-and-actress unveiled the full track-listing for her third studio album 'Dirty Computer' last night (24.04.18) through an interactive website, which requires fans to type...

Brian Wilson Finally Gets A In Music

Brian Wilson has finally had his high school music grade changed from an F to a more deserving A.The Beach Boys icon has delighted fans with timeless classics like 'Good Vibrations', 'Sloop John B' and...

Noel Gallagher Hates 'Overrated' Brian Wilson

Noel Gallagher has insisted Brian Wilson is ''overrated'', adding that he ''hates'' the Beach Boys legend.The Britpop icon took aim at the 'Good Vibrations' hitmaker in a scathing attack when his own experimental arrangements on...

David Cassidy's Ex Home Up For Rent For $1.5k A Night

David Cassidy's former Florida mansion is available to rent for $1,500 a night. The ex-home of the late singer - who passed away on Tuesday (21.11.17) aged 67 - is up for lease for between...

Brian Wilson, Harry Connick Jr Lead Tributes To David Cassidy

Brian Wilson, Marie Osmond and Harry Connick Jr. have led tributes to the late David Cassidy.The former 'Partridge Family' star passed away aged 67 on Tuesday (21.11.17), days after being placed in a medically-induced coma...

Glen Campbell's Daughter Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Late Dad

Glen Campbell's daughter is ''heartbroken'' following her father's passing. Ashley Campbell took to her Twitter account to post a heartfelt tribute to the country music legend, who died on Tuesday (08.08.17) aged 81 after a...

The Beach Boys, Queen And Foo Fighters' Version Of Holy Man Barred From Release

A reworked Beach Boys song featuring members of Queen and Foo Fighters has been blocked from being released following a legal dispute. The supergroup have been working on updating 'Holy Man', which was co-written by...

Brian Wilson Brings Pet Sounds To London

Brian Wilson was ''thrilled'' to being his 'Pet Sounds' tour to London on Tuesday (01.08.17).The 75-year-old singer, joined by a top class 10-piece band including his former Beach Boys bandmates Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine...

Brian Wilson Could Have Been A Baseball Player

Brian Wilson believes he would have been a baseball player if he hadn't made it as a musician.The Beach Boys legend is one of the most revered rock songwriters in history but if his life...

Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Reunion

Mike Love wants Brian Wilson to reunite with the Beach Boys.Although the surviving members of the group - Mike, Brian, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - reunited in 2012 for a 50th anniversary album and...

Carnie Wilson: 'My Mother Offered Me A Marijuana Cigarette When I Was A Child'

The Wilson Phillips star's parents, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and former singer Marilyn Rovell, threw frequent star-studded parties at the 48-year-old's childhood home, where drugs were frequently used, and Carnie claims her...

Chuck Berry Died From Natural Causes

Chuck Berry died from natural causes.The rock 'n' roll legend passed away at his home in Missouri on Saturday (18.03.17) at the age of 90, but there will be no post-mortem examination carried out because...

Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson And More Pay Tribute To Chuck Berry

Tributes have continued to flood in for the late Chuck Berry from the likes of Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and Ronnie Wood.The rock 'n' roll legend passed away on Saturday (19.03.17) at the age of...

Brian Wilson Announces UK Pet Sounds Shows

Brian Wilson has added two UK 'Pet Sounds' 50th anniversary dates to his world tour.The Beach Boys legend will perform at London's Eventim Apollo on August 1 and Sheffield City Hall on August 3 to...

Brian Wilson & Ricky Nelson's Kids Team Up For Christmas Single

Identical twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson and Carnie and Wendy Wilson have joined forces to record This Christmas, and the Nelson boys can't believe it took the quartet so long to work together....

Niall Horan Working With Don Was

Niall Horan has been working with Rolling Stones producer Don Was. The 23-year-old singer was introduced to the 64-year-old star through his pal Ronnie Wood and has gone on to record an acoustic version of...

Brian Wilson: 'I'm All Clean After Giving Up Alcohol Over Three Years Ago'

The 74-year-old musician experimented heavily with acid and other types of psychedelics during his heyday in the 1960s, kickstarting a lifelong battle with addiction, and the last thing he had to give up...

Brian Wilson Extends 50th Anniversary 'Pet Sounds' Tour Into 2017

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has decided that he's not ready to quit the road just yet, and has added more than 30 new dates to his already extensive 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performance...

Brian Wilson Announces Live Lp Featuring Zooey Deschanel

Brian Wilson is to release a live album featuring Zooey Deschanel and Kacey Musgraves.The Beach Boys legend performed a concert with special guests in Las Vegas for PBS Soundstage in December 2014, and will drop...

Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds Is My Best Work

Brian Wilson says 'Pet Sounds' is the greatest album he has ever produced. The Beach Boys legend is extremely proud of the band's 11th LP - which contains acclaimed songs such as 'Wouldn't It Be...

Brian Wilson's Keyboardist Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

The multi-instrumentalist, who has toured with the Beach Boys star since 1998 and co-produced his solo albums, was convicted of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery in April (16), following a week-long trial...

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