As for his old bandmates, Wilson says: “They were just not as good as writers.”
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Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.
Jeff Foskett, who’s been working with Brian Wilson, is also joining the band.
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.
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
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.
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.
Mike Love has officially released a long-bootlegged song in tribute to George Harrison, who would have been 71 on Tuesday. The Beach Boys frontman calls it “Pisces Brothers,” since he and the late Beatles star shared the same astrological sign.
Although countless Beach Boys tribute albums are available, The Warmth Of The Sun was not your typical homage.
A wildfire in Big Sur has forced more about 100 residents to flee the scenic location over the Pacific Ocean, though the Beach Boys’ Al Jardine has remained. He says he’s safe, and hopeful.