A new discovery for me, The Lemon Twigs remind me of The Who, if Pete Townsend and Keith Moon traded off on guitar and drums, and Brian Wilson, John Lennon and Todd Rundgren helped write the songs. Amazing, goofy, surprising music with all the best influences. http://KEXP.ORG presents The Lemon Twigs performing live in the KEXP studio. Show More Summary
Wouldn’t It Be Nice to get an A? Don’t Worry Baby, you’ll always have a chance to change that F. That’s what Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys did this week when he went back to his high school for extra credit, turning an “F” he received in songwriting into an “A” … 58 years later later. Show More Summary
A beardless Wilson says that he tried to outrun the police on the second day he had his driver's license
When the singer from The Beach Boys wrote the tune "Surfin'" as a high school student, he got an "F" from his music teacher. Nearly six decades later, Hawthorne High has rectified the situation.
God only knows what Brian Wilson’s high school music teacher was thinking.
Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California -- where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup -- to tour the school and receive an updated grade on an old piece of homework. As laid out by Wilson's official Twitter, he apparently submitted a composition for a music…
The assignment in question later evolved into the Beach Boys’ song “Surfin’”
Robert Brian Wilson is best known for playing the killer kid Billy -- who goes on a killing spree dressed as Kris Kringle -- in the 1984 Santa slasher "Silent Night, Deadly Night." Guess what he looks like now!
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Even if you didn’t grow up in the four-year span of the early ’70s when “The Partridge Family” aired on ABC’s Friday night lineup, you knew about the musical family that spawned board games, comicShow More Summary
While there are any number of Beach Boys Best-of comps resting in the racks, a long overdue appraisal of Brian Wilson’s solo career arrived in shops only last month—Rhino Records’ astute appraisal Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology. Show More Summary
Brian Wilson Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology Rhino Entertainment Amazing but true, Brian Wilson’s solo career has spanned almost three decades. If his own albums haven’t produced the kind of landmarks he routinely created as the mastermind of the Beach Boys, they’ve offered numerous pleasures for the faithful, as this 18-track retrospective demonstrates. Songs like […]
Monday afternoon officials said that legendary rocker Tom Petty was in critical condition at a local hospital after he suffered full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night. After some misleading information that led people to believe that the musician was pulled off life support and pronounced dead earlier in the day, his death was […]
There's a distinctly psychedelic feel to this week's mix so turn on, tune in and drop out to this mind altering set of tunes maaaan...Ali Horn - BloomSun Sap - Miss BehindJohn Moose - Round Itchy Teeth - Brian Wilson Is Still AliveDream...Show More Summary
Beach Boy Brian Wilson just released his first-ever solo career-spanning anthology, Playback, last week. It includes 18 songs that pull from nine of his solo albums, plus two previously unreleased songs. We're premiering a new video for "Love And Mercy," made from footage of Brian recording the song in the '80s. Continue reading…
Later this week, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology will be released. It's a collection of studio tracks and live recordings that celebrate the Beach Boy's long solo career, and it features two unreleased songs. One of them, "Some Sweet Day," was a leftover from the '90s, while "Run James Run" was written by Wilson in…
A newly recorded track for his forthcoming anthology Playback
Just yesterday I was listing to a song on Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE album (2004). The name of the song was Child is the Father of the Man. "Child is the Father of the Man" is a line from William...
EXCLUSIVE: Denis O'Hare, Michael Rispoli, and The Sopranos alum Vincent Pastore have come aboard the Joe Manganiello-starring indie film Stano. Three-time MLB All Star and World Champion Brian Wilson has also been cast in the film, which...Show More Summary