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Foo Fighters' Hawkins 'Nervous' About Wilson Track

20th June 2008

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...

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Guitarist Cole Dead At 68

7th June 2008

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...

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Queen Stars Join Hawkins On Wilson Track

27th May 2008

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,...

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Foo Fighter Hawkins Replaces Wilson On Tribute Track

16th May 2008

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...

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Former Beach Boys Settle Legal Dispute Over Name

22nd March 2008

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...

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Beach Boys Settle Long-running Lawsuit Over Name

20th March 2008

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...

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies At 91

6th February 2008

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...

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Beatles' Indian Guru Dies At 91

6th February 2008

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...

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The Things They Say 6952

29th January 2008

"I never listened to THE BEACH BOYS." Surf rocker JACK JOHNSON wasn't inspired by the SURFIN' U.S.A. stars.

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Wilson Signs Up As Camp Counsellor

12th December 2007

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...

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Wilson's Lost Rap Song Released Online

3rd December 2007

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...

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Beach Boy To Take To The Ballet

8th October 2007

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...

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Wilson, Ross + Scorsese Named Kennedy Center Honourees

12th September 2007

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,...

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Beach Boys To Reunite?

3rd September 2007

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...

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The Beatles Almost Made Wilson Weep

29th August 2007

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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Fascinating Fact 3550

12th July 2007

ER star JOHN STAMOS fronted THE BEACH BOYS for a rendition of their summer anthem KOKOMO at the Los Angeles launch party of pal JACQUELYN LOVE's Kokomo swimwear line on Tuesday (10Jul07)....

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Wilson Receives Art Honour

29th May 2007

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'...

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Latest Beach Boys Feud Thrown Out Of Court

15th May 2007

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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Beach Boys Lose Property Lawsuit

10th April 2007

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...

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Anderson Hits Out At Doting Music Press

8th March 2007

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...

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Barenaked Ladies + Lynyrd Skynyrd Set Sail Again

6th March 2007

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...

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Beach Boy Brian Calls On Sir George Martin

31st January 2007

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...

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The Beach Boys Case Thrown Out Of Court

7th January 2007

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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Rock Publicist Ronnie Lippin Dies At Age 59

6th December 2006

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...

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Superstars Inducted Into UK Music Hall Of Fame

15th November 2006

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...

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Wilson Gives Blessing To 'Special' Biopic

15th November 2006

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...

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The Things They Say 3316

10th November 2006

"BRIAN WILSON should be the f**king Governor of California." SIR ELTON JOHN believes the BEACH BOYS star would be a better choice than ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER to run California.

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Beach Boys Wilson And Jardine Team Up

19th September 2006

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...

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Judge Throws Out Part Of Beach Boy Lawsuit

15th September 2006

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...

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