1. Watch Lorde, One Direction, Pharrell & More in Epic Beach Boys Cover

    October 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Some die-hard music fans have doubtless been waiting for the day when Pharrell , Chris Martin of Coldplay , Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and One Direction would all collaborate. Luckily, the moment has arrived. Those artists, along with a large number of others, are featured in a new…

  2. 'Love & Mercy' Stars John Cusack & Paul Dano on How They Became Brian Wilson

    September 19, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The film about the Beach Boys mastermind premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bill Pohlad 's new film, Love & Mercy …

  3. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and even "Weird Al" Yankovic…

  4. 'Love & Mercy,' Biopic on Brian Wilson's Dark Years, to Premiere in September

    July 22, 2014 1:52 PM EDT “Love & Mercy,” Bill Pohlad’s film on Brian Wilson’s dark years spent under the care of Eugene Landy, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.   The film, starring Paul Dano as Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack and Paul Giamatti, is set…

  5. Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel Join Brian Wilson in the Studio

    July 19, 2014 3:27 PM EDT A onetime Beach Boy returns to his girl-group roots for a new album. Since the untimely end to the Beach Boys' last tour after longtime nemesis Mike Love pulled the plug, Brian Wilson is back in the studio working on a new studio album, slated for release in the fall by Capitol Records.…

  6. Brian Wilson Tells Doubters to Back Off, It ‘Kind Of Bums Me Out’

    June 11, 2014 5:32 AM EDT Brian Wilson doesn’t dig negativity. It kind of, well, bums him out. The Beach Boys great has hit back at detractors who’re putting out bad vibes on his current recording project. According to a Rolling Stone article re-published by Wilson on his official Website , the new album is tipped to…

  7. Brian Wilson Says He's 'Gotten Better' as a Musician, Talks 'Sentimental' Beach Boys Reunion

    October 23, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Brian Wilson says that with time, he's become a stronger performer. "It's gotten better. We've had a little practice. ... The musicianship, the vocals have gotten better," he said in a recent interview. Wilson is on a joint tour with Jeff Beck. It wraps Oct. 30 in…

  8. Brian Wilson Says Album With Jeff Beck Is 'Different Than Anything I've Ever Done'

    October 14, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Album is two-thirds done; Beck says, "There's a style about the melody and the chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the 'Pet Sounds' flavor" Brian Wilson is well aware of all those rumors about three different albums he's working on. But, Wilson…

  9. Brian Wilson Working on Solo Album With Jeff Beck, Fellow Beach Boys

    June 06, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Brian Wilson is back in the studio. Capitol Music Group announced in a release today that the legendary songwriter is at work on his 11th solo record at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles and will go out on a short tour with his former bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks. The record is the…

  10. From Alabama to Rihanna, Stars Fight Pandora on Royalties

    November 15, 2012 9:20 AM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Rihanna wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates are set. The two-page letter -- which will run as…

  11. Beach Boys' Mike Love Denies Firing Brian Wilson

    October 05, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Mike Love wants to get one thing straight: He didn't fire Brian Wilson . However, the singer does give numerous reasons in an op-ed why he issued a statement saying he would continue to tour as the Beach Boys without Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks -- chalking it mainly up to tour…

  12. Fun Fun Done: Beach Boys Cap Reunion With Epic London Show

    October 01, 2012 10:52 PM EDT All Smiles During 55-SONG SET at Wembley Arena for Possible Swansong of 'Original' Group As the Beach Boys played their way around London last week, the word across town was of great sounds but bad vibrations. If the much-publicized rift in the familial ranks was ever going to show,…

  13. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behind-the-scenes figure. The studio has always…

  14. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after the tour ends in mid-October. "I'…

  15. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track set -- which comes out Aug. 27 -- is the…

  16. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  17. Beach Boys Talk Reunion Tour: No Holograms 'Yet'

    April 30, 2012 7:54 PM EDT A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion - this one consisting of himself and fellow founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as longtime players Bruce Johnston and David Marks. After decades of…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  19. Exclusive: Beach Boys Get a 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

    April 20, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The first recorded fruit from this year's Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion is coming May 1. A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit "Do It Again" will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Commemorative 'ZinePak , a special…

  20. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

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