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Rubber Soul Inspired Brian Wilson To Write Pet Sounds

3rd June 2011

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has credited the Beatles' Rubber Soul album and marijuana for inspiring the iconic Pet Sounds recordings.The Good Vibrations hitmaker hosted a listening party at his home when the Fab Four's...

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Brian Wilson 'Considering' Beach Boys Reunion

16th May 2011

Brian Wilson may reunite with The Beach Boys to mark their 50th anniversary.The group's founder- who recently announced he plans to stop touring next year - has admitted he would "consider" performing with his surviving...

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Wilson Hints At Beach Boys Reunion

16th May 2011

Brian Wilson has given The Beach Boys fans hope of a comeback by hinting the band might stage a 50th anniversary reunion later this year (11).The Good Vibrations hitmakers formed in 1961 but since the...

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11th May 2011

"I haven't written a song in four years. I've had a dry spell." Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is suffering from writer's block.

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Brian Wilson Plans To Retire

11th May 2011

Brian Wilson plans to retire from touring because of stage fright and hallucinations.The 68-year-old Beach Boys singer feels he may not be able to continue playing live as he is getting old and still suffers...

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Brian Wilson Plans To Quit Touring Next Year

10th May 2011

Brian Wilson has dashed fans' hopes of a future Beach Boys reunion tour after announcing retirement plans.The legendary singer/songwriter, who co-founded the band 50 years ago (61), confesses he's getting too old to keep up...

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Jane's Addiction Preview First New Song In Eight Years

31st March 2011

Jane's Addiction previewed their first new song in eight years, 'End to the Lies', yesterday (30.03.11).The 'Been Caught Stealing' rockers have recently finished recording comeback 'The Great Escape Artist' and frontman Perry Farrell unveiled the...

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Brian Wilson To Receive Music Industry Honour

30th March 2011

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is set to be honoured for his career achievements at a top music industry event later this year (11).The legendary songwriter and band co-founder will receive the Chairman's Award for...

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Charlie Sheen Flies To San Francisco To Pick Up Brian Wilson

22nd February 2011

CHARLIE SHEEN hosted another party at his mansion this weekend and flew to Arizona to personally pick up his guest of honour.CHARLIE SHEEN flew on a private jet to pick up the San Francisco Giants...

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Carnie Wilson Fired For Selling Cheesecake

1st December 2010

CARNIE WILSON, the 42-year-old American singer and daughter of BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON, has been fired from a healthy diet company for selling a brand of cheesecake while simultaneously helping to promote weight loss,...

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Elton John Spiked To Play Piano

22nd October 2010

Sir Elton John's friends once spiked his dinner with cocaine to make him play the piano all-night.In a new documentary focusing on how he became a superstar in America, the singer-and-pianist reveals his pals put...

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Leon Russell And Elton Set To Perform On Good Morning America

19th October 2010

Singer-songwriter LEON RUSSELL is set to perform with ELTON JOHN on 'Good Morning America' tomorrow (Wednesday 20th October 2010). The performance will come live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and the duo...

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The Things They Say 17867

4th September 2010

"The Doors - man, they were incredible. I wish I got to see them live. I had the chance, but I didn't go." BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON regrets missing out on seeing The Doors...

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4th September 2010

"They say if you eat a lot of blueberries, you'll stay healthy, so I'm doing that. I'm doing whatever it takes." BRIAN WILSON is keen to stay healthy at 68.

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Wilson Had 104 Gershwin Songs To Choose From

27th August 2010

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON was overwhelmed when he began work on GEORGE GERSHWIN's unfinished music - the jazz legend has left behind more than 100 incomplete songs.The trustees of the Gershwin family estate approached...

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Beach Boy 'Brianises' Gershwin

17th August 2010

Brian Wilson has "Brianised" the works of Gershwin for his new album. The Beach Boys songwriter is releasing an album interpreting the works of the 1920s jazz composer, including two tracks George Gershwin never completed....

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Katy Perry Gets Beach Boys Bother

6th August 2010

Katy Perry is in trouble for using a lyric made famous by The Beach Boys.The 25-year-old singer used the phrase "I wish they all could be California Girls" in her single 'California Gurls' - a...

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Beach Boys To Reform

22nd July 2010

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 -...

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Wilson Loves Perry's California Gurls

21st July 2010

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...

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Wilson To Rejoin The Beach Boys

22nd June 2010

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,...

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Wilson Lands Gershwin Honour

8th October 2009

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...

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Stars Mourn Les Paul

14th August 2009

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...

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Phil Spector: I'm Very Much Hounded Now

25th October 2008

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...

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Mccormick Slams Wilson's Psychologist

15th October 2008

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...

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Furry's Gruff In Vegetable Collaboration

7th October 2008

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...

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Wilson Performs In Black Cab

23rd September 2008

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...

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Wilson Lands Award For 'California Sound'

12th September 2008

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,...

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Freeman And Who Stars Honoured With Kennedy Centre Awards

10th September 2008

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...

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3rd September 2008

"I have auditory hallucinations, I hear voices saying derogatory things, like I'm terrible and I'm going to die, and they're usually worse in the afternoon." BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON on his lifelong battle with...

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Wilson: 'Rap Music Brings Me Down'

29th August 2008

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...

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