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Brian Wilson + Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine, “Sail Away” from No Pier Pressure (2015)

Brian Wilson + Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine, “Sail Away” from No Pier Pressure (2015)

This is as close as we’re apparently going to get to what should have happened in 2013, after the Beach Boys’ reunion tour with Brian Wilson.

Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure was almost a Beach Boys album: ‘I changed my mind’

Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure was almost a Beach Boys album: ‘I changed my mind’

Brian Wilson says he originally envisioned his forthcoming solo album ‘No Pier Pressure’ as a Beach Boys project. Then something happened.

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew': Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew': Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

‘The Wrecking Crew’ is an intriguing look at the typically anonymous musicians who helped complete so many hits of the Baby Boomer era.

Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson’s collaboration with fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and David Marks places ‘No Pier Pressure’ into a compelling new context.

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.

‘We do look like the Beach Boys': Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

‘We do look like the Beach Boys': Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

“We wish him all the best,” Jardine says, “but doggonit …”

Odd Couples: The Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” vs. Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”

Odd Couples: The Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” vs. Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”

With kids returning to class, it’s time to consider these two iconic songs.

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969’s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson aims to compose alone: ‘I’ve had it with collaborators’

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson aims to compose alone: ‘I’ve had it with collaborators’

As for his old bandmates, Wilson says: “They were just not as good as writers.”