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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.

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

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

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

‘Such weirdness going on': Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE

‘Such weirdness going on': Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE

Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.

‘It will be very special': Beach Boys to mount partial reunion with Al Jardine and David Marks

‘It will be very special': Beach Boys to mount partial reunion with Al Jardine and David Marks

Jeff Foskett, who’s been working with Brian Wilson, is also joining the band.

‘A bit of a nightmare': For Jeff Beck, tour with Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson didn’t go as planned

To hear Jeff Beck describe it, his long-hoped-for tour last year with Beach Boys svengali Brian Wilson wasn’t the dream trip he’d hoped it would be.

‘These are my mentors': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth heaps praise on the Beach Boys

Turns out, David Lee Roth wanted to make a larger tribute to the Beach Boys back in February as Mike Love was recognized at the 21st annual Ella Awards. Love and Roth, of course, did a collaborative version of “California Girls.” But the Van Halen frontman had an entire unsaid speech

‘It was a set up': Exploring the Beach Boys connection to Charles Manson’s grisly crime

‘It was a set up': Exploring the Beach Boys connection to Charles Manson’s grisly crime

Was the legendary Sharon Tate murder, though typically chalked up to random violence, more closely related to the Beach Boys than anybody guessed? Al Jardine discusses the connections, and how Charles Manson’s failed music career may have lead to this viscous 1969 crime.

On Second Thought: The Beach Boys, Elton John, Todd Rundgren – Almost Famous (2000)

A thoroughly great movie, Almost Famous is set in the early 1970s and revolves around the adventures of a teenage music journalist and a rock band called Stillwater.