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Roundup: Rock Lives: This Season’s Pop Music Biographies and Memoirs

New books look at the careers of Brian Wilson, Paul Simon and other music stars.

Brian Wilson: How I Finished ‘Smile’

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

In his new memoir, I Am Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys leader describes how he resurrected the legendary Smile album, aborted in 1967, and finally finished it.

Brian Wilson, Fiona Apple, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, More Team Up For Refugee Aid PSA: Watch

The “We Are Not Afraid” refugee aid campaign has tapped numerous musicians to appear in their new PSA promoting awareness for the global refugee crisis and other victims of political and religious violence. The video features appearances...Show More Summary

‘Cruel Monster!’ Beach Boys Legend Brian Wilson Reveals Disturbing Child Abuse Horror

Tortured Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson blames his life of fear, torment and mental illness on his “monster,” boozer father, who beat him unmercifully! The 74-year-old singer-songwriter who penned and… READ ON

“Surf City-The Jan & Dean Story”

Surf City: The Jan and Dean Story This is strangely readable. Writing is an art, a talent that most people don’t possess. After finishing this, I tried to crack the new Brian Wilson book, it was unfathomable, short sentences as if you were in the room and the man himself was free-associating. Show More Summary

Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s memoir pulls no punches

Brian Wilson, the former Beach Boy, recalls his anguish in a new memoir The post Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s memoir pulls no punches appeared first on Macleans.ca.

‘I Feel Pretty Good’ – Beach Boy Brian Wilson Talks To Scott Simon

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“While there’s much to process from his past, Wilson is living in the present, touring with a band for the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. … We reached him in Portland, Ore., as he prepared for a sound check. He seemed courteous, but wary: a man who prefers to express himself in […]

An Excerpt From Beach Boys' Brian Wilson's Long-Awaited Memoir

Click here for reuse options! "Music is a beautiful thing. Songs help me with my pain." The following is an excerpt from the new book I Am Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson (Da Capo, 2016):  Mornings start at different times. In summer I wake up pretty early, sometimes as early as seven. Show More Summary

The Wonder of Brian Wilson | An Inspiring Story of Beauty, Near-Death, and Recovery

Most of us have at least one hero, don't you think? That person we hold in such high regard that, yes, we'd love to be stranded on a desert island with them. I have a handful, one of them being Brian Wilson. It was a spiritual experience just over a week ago. And I'd like to share...

Extra, Extra: Why Does Air Travel Suck So Much?

Because Ronald McDonald is in hiding, check out today's end-of-day links: fatal Tinder date, Wikileaks love Trump, air travel getting worse, Brian Wilson autobiography excerpt, re-gendering the subway map and goat licks dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Brian Wilson Sets The Record Straight -- Book Review of His New Memoir

As the progenitors of rock music look back on their last fifty years, we are proffered a bounty of autobiographies. Some of the best (those by Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan) ring true to the voice we have heard in our head. Some are a bit inscrutable, I am [...]

Brian Wilson Grapples With the Voices in His Head in an Excerpt From I Am Brian Wilson

At one point in his new memoir, I Am Brian Wilson, the music legend writes, “People can survive everything best if they remember who they were.” I Am Brian Wilson is one such remembrance in all its ragged glory. In Wilson’s own words, genius and madness go hand in hand, ... More »

Brian Wilson Extends ‘Pet Sounds’ Tour Through May 2016

Brian Wilson has been touring all over the place in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds by playing it in its entirety that are billed as the “Final Performances” of Pets Sounds.  If you missed it the first time around, the tour will not be hitting all spots in between again with U.S. Show More Summary

Brian Wilson extends 50th anniversary Pet Sounds tour

The musical mastermind will take the Beach Boys' classic album into 2017.

Brian Wilson expands 'Pet Sounds' tour into 2017

The tour doesn't include any new NYC shows, but there are a few nearby. Continue reading…

Brian Wilson Extends Pet Sounds Tour

Brian Wilson has extended his tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. The new North American leg of Pet Sounds: The Final Performances will begin March 27, 2017 in Orlando and take him throughout the United States....Show More Summary

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