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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 -...

Wilson Loves Perry's California Gurls

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON has given KATY PERRY his blessing to become the girl of summer - he loves her take on his band's seasonal songs.Perry has revealed she wrote 2010 summer anthem California...

Wilson To Rejoin The Beach Boys

BRIAN WILSON is rejoining THE BEACH BOYS for a tour to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The legendary songwriter will team up with the two other surviving founding members, singer Mike Love and guitarist Al Jardine,...

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...

Phil Spector: I'm Very Much Hounded Now

Legendary producer Phil Spector claims he has been "hounded" since his trial for second degree murder last year.A mistrial was declared in October 2007 after jurors failed to agree on a verdict on whether Spector...

By on 25 October 2008

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,...

Freeman And Who Stars Honoured With Kennedy Centre Awards

Morgan Freeman has been named as a recipient of a 2008 Kennedy Centre award.The Dark Knight star, as well as founders of the Who Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will receive the prestigious honour at...

By on 10 September 2008

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...

Wrecking Crew Set For Rockwalk Honour

The session musicians who helped PHIL SPECTOR create his legendary Wall of Sound and BRIAN WILSON his PET SOUNDS are to be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk. Studio group The Wrecking Crew will officially become part...

Wilson Slams Tabloid Over Weight Report

BRIAN WILSON's singer daughter CARNIE has blasted a U.S. tabloid for claiming she plans to undergo another gastric bypass operation after gaining 79 pounds (36 kilograms). The 39-year-old, who underwent a gastric bypass in 2000...

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

Carnie Wilson's Weight Battle

BRIAN WILSON's singer daughter CARNIE is battling with her weight again, eight years after she underwent a gastric bypass operation. The 39-year-old was told she'd die if she didn't have the 2000 surgery - to...

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,...

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...

Stars To Judge Songwriting Competition

A galaxy of legendary musicians including BRIAN WILSON, TOM WAITS, RAY DAVIES, NELLY FURTADO, JERRY LEE LEWIS, LORETTA LYNN and FRANK BLACK are the judges of this year's (07) International Songwriting Competition. Wannabe songwriters' entries...

Mccartney To Join Wilson In Concert

Music legends SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and BRIAN WILSON will team up for a one-off gig in London. MCCartney and the Beach Boys star were chart rivals 40 years ago, but are now close friends and...

Sunny End To T In The Park

After a miserable start festival-goers in Kinross have been rewarded with excellent weather for the second half of this year's T in the Park.Heavy rain made car parks so boggy on Friday night they had...

By on 08 July 2007

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 -...

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