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‘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.

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

‘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.

Beck – Morning Phase (2014)

Beck – Morning Phase (2014)

When Beck came out with Sea Change in 2002, I was more than a little surprised. First of all, its sound was a drastic shift away from the snappin’ funk of Midnite Vultures. Oh sure, maybe it was telegraphed just a little bit by Mutations, but that didn’t really mute the shock of its arrival. But what surprised me evenRead More

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

‘It stopped working’: For the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, it’s about new music not meditation

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson held a free-ranging Facebook Q&A with fans on Monday, offering new insights into his forthcoming solo album

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

The Beach Boys’ more recent interpersonal difficulties have been well documented, but Mike Love says the schism goes much further back — all the way to their hit-making heyday.

‘It’s hard to describe what that music did to me’: Jeff Beck explains his unlikely connection with the Beach Boys

As Jeff Beck wraps up a well-received fall tour this month with Brian Wilson and several other members of the Beach Boys, he’s reflecting on what brought him to this admittedly offbeat place.

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

‘It gave you chills’: Stephen Kalinich on key deep cut from the Beach Boys’ Made in California

Stephen Kalinich goes inside one of the most intriguing rarities found on the Beach Boys’ new Made in California box set — a song he co-wrote with Brian Wilson in 1974, “California Feelin.’”

Gimme Five: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on “Help Me Rhonda,” “Don’t Fight the Sea,” “Sloop John B”

Gimme Five: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on “Help Me Rhonda,” “Don’t Fight the Sea,” “Sloop John B”

Al Jardine joins us, just ahead of a series of concert dates with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, to talk about classic Beach Boys tracks — from his first lead vocal to their latest reunion effort.