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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Death Cab for Cutie, James McMurtry, Steve Hackett, Randy Bachman, Richard Thompson and Ringo Starr.

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.

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

How much of Brian Wilson’s third-act resurgence is studio magic? We search for clues in a live take on a song from his upcoming solo album.

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.

Mini Mansions + Brian Wilson, “Any Emotions” (2015): One Track Mind

Mini Mansions, a still-emerging LA-based trio, thought they might get the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on their new song. What were the chances?

Brian Wilson, “Wanderlust” from The Art of McCartney: Something Else! sneak peek

Brian Wilson, “Wanderlust” from The Art of McCartney: Something Else! sneak peek

Brian Wilson’s take on “Wanderlust” always seemed like it would be the jewel of the forthcoming ‘Art of McCartney’ tribute album. And it is.

‘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.

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.”