Brian Wilson

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

    July 22, 2014 1:53 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 ...

  2. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly

    January 04, 2014 5:31 PM EST The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 There is perhaps no greater measure of the legendary Everly Brothers& ...

  3. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction of Beach Boys Reunion Album, Tour

    August 14, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Though the Beach Boys are divided rather than conquering a year after their triumphant 50th anniversary reunion tour, Mike Love is not ruling out the possibility of it happening again. But he has some stipulations. "It depends, because the ...

  4. Brian Wilson Announces He's at Work on 11th Solo Record, Jeff Beck to Feature

    June 06, 2013 10:05 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 ...

  5. Phil Ramone on Film and Stage: From Bond and Madonna to 'Flashdance' and 'August Rush'

    March 30, 2013 8:27 PM EDT Phil Ramone was the rare record producer and engineer who was active and thriving in the live-performance realm  as well as film, TV and theater. He produced numerous MusiCares person of the year galas during Grammy Week, tributes to performers ...

  6. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  7. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  8. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  9. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  10. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  11. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  12. Pub Briefs: BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars; Carole King To Receive BMI Icon Award

    March 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars - BMG Chrysalis US has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bruno Mars, whose debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," has scanned 1.7 million units so far in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  13. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:26 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, ...

  14. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  15. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  16. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  17. Photos: Beach Boys' Grammy Reunion Rehearsal With Maroon 5, Foster the People

    February 10, 2012 4:30 PM EST Singers Mike Love of The Beach Boys (L) and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 perform onstage during The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards rehearsals at Staples Center on Thursday. (Photo: Rick Diamond/WireImage) The Beach Boys, Maroon 5 and Foster the People rehea ...

  18. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 5:53 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster the People and Maroon 5, it was announced on We ...

  19. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  20. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:00 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capital Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, along with early member David Marks, are reuniting in 2012 for an ...

  21. Exclusive: NAMM to Honor Brian Wilson For Music Education

    November 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST Brian Wilson will receive NAMM's Music for Life award for his musical achievements and support of music education. The National Association of Music Merchants president and CEO Joe Lamond will make the presentation on Jan. 18 at the Anaheim C ...

  22. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  23. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  24. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  25. Brian Wilson To Be Honored at NARM Convention Awards Dinner

    March 28, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brian Wilson will be honored at the NARM Music Business Convention Awards Dinner finale, which will take place on the last night of the meeting, which is scheduled to run from May 10-12 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. At t ...

  26. Beach Boys' Long Lost 'Smile' Album to Be Released in 2011

    March 11, 2011 10:29 AM EST The Boys of Summer: The original "Smile" recordings from the mid-1960s will finally see the light of day. (Photo: CA/Redferns) It's an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is plan ...

  27. Katy Perry: No One Suing Over 'California Gurls'

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has gone on Twitter to dismiss suggestions of any legal action over her use of lyrics similar to the Beach Boys' "California Girls" on her hit "California Gurls." Snoop Dogg says "I really wish you all coul ...

  28. Beach Boys Go After Katy Perry for 'California Gurls' Credit

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys are going after Katy Perry for using the lyrics to their classic song, "California Girls," on her new summer anthem, "California Gurls." Beach Boys members Mike Love and Brian Wilson co-wrote "California Gir ...

  29. Duffy, Beck Cover 'Heroes' For War Child

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity is to partner with EMI's Parlophone label on a covers album, "Heroes", featuring contemporary acts chosen by music legends. The album, released by Parlophone on Nov. 24, will raise funds for the UK-based charit ...

  30. Dave Matthews Band Joins Cancer Benefit Series

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca ...

  31. Settlement Reached In Beach Boys Name Dispute

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The settlement of a long legal dispute over rights to the Beach Boys' name has restored good vibrations among the three surviving original members of the famed group, attorneys in the case said yesterday (March 20). The agreement, reached on ...

  32. Verve To Play Summer Eden Sessions

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve is the first headliner confirmed for the Eden Sessions on June 27, to be staged in the unique confines of the Eden Project eco-tourism site in Cornwall, south west England. The reunited British alternative rock act joins a swelling list ...

  33. Beach Boy Wilson Lines Up U.K. Dates

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson has unveiled three "Greatest Hits" concerts for the United Kingdom this summer. Wilson, who premiered his highly acclaimed new work "That Lucky Old Sun (A Narrative)" last September at London' ...

  34. Bon Jovi To Launch Cancer Benefit Concert Series

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Andrea Bocelli, among others, will perform in various New York City venues throughout 2008 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cance ...

  35. Wilson Beams On 'Lucky Old Sun' Project

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.biz. Wilson admits there is no specific timetable in mind for the recor ...

  36. Mallen Litigator For Wilson

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barry Mallen, a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles, won a victory for the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson in May in a suit filed by Mike Love. The suit involved a "covermount" compilation CD that a London newspaper d ...

  37. U.K. Hall Of Fame Fetes Music Legends

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart were inducted tonight (Nov. 14) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at London's Alexandra Pa Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wils ...

  38. Prince Inducted In U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince is the latest legend confirmed for induction into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame, during a Nov. 14 ceremony at London's Alexandra Palace. Prince is the latest legend confirmed for induction into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame, during a Nov. ...

  39. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  40. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  41. Beach Boys' Love Sues Former Bandmate Wilson

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's attorney hopes the suit won't mar their good vibrations. (AP) -- Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love� ...

  42. Beach Boys Singer Mike Love Sues Brian Wilson

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seeks 'millions of dollars in illicit profits.' Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's lawyer hopes the lawsuit won't mar their good vibrations. Love filed the lawsuit in federal c ...

  43. Studio Monitor

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read Chris Walsh's column. Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read ...

  44. Studio Monitor

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read Chris Walsh's column. Brian Wilson bestows a 'Smile' on ProTools at the 2005 National Assn. of Music Merchants Show. Read ...

  45. MusiCares To Honor Brian Wilson

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year at a dinner Feb. 11 at the Palladium in Hollywood. Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year. The songwriter, composer, producer and arranger -- wh ...

  46. Studio Monitor

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recording engineer Mark Linett gives a live touch to Brian Wilson's "Smile." Read Christopher Walsh's column. Recording engineer Mark Linett gives a live touch to Brian Wilson's "Smile." Read Christopher Walsh� ...

  47. Wilson To 'Smile' On U.S. Audiences

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the United States this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom a Former Beach Boys mastermi ...

  48. Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson revisits 'lost' Beach Boys opus. Brian Wilson revisits 'lost' Beach Boys opus. News Brian Wilson ...

  49. Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public Sept. 28, when a newly Nearly four decades af ...

  50. BMI Pop Awards Celebrate Brian Wilson

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson was honored with the BMI Icon Award during the performing-rights organization's 52nd annual Pop Awards. Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson was honored with the BMI Icon Award during the performing-rights org ...

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