George Michael has died at the age of 53. After the news broke, numerous artists took to social media to react to his passing. Below, find tributes and tweets from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Caroline Polachek, British politician Jeremy Corbyn, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Run the Jewels’ El-P, and more. I am in deep shock. Show More Summary
PUNISH! Easily the most iconic killer Santa in the history of the horror genre was Billy in Silent Night, Deadly Night, portrayed by young and inexperienced actor Robert Brian Wilson. For many years, fans had tried in vain to get in contact with Wilson or at least learn a bit about his current whereabouts, and […]
Wilson and Seun Kuti reigned, but it was homegrown talent that impressed the most at Acapulco's Trópico, a rising boutique festival founded to resist cartels and prove that Mexican youth can live freely under the looming specter of violence.
New books look at the careers of Brian Wilson, Paul Simon and other music stars.
Ahead of next summer’s release, here we get our first look at Disney-Pixar‘s Cars 3. Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on the first two Cars films, has been tapped to direct the latest installment, which stars Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Wilson. The nearly 50-second teaser in turn centers around […]
Alabama had veteran scout-team help as it prepared for last Saturday’s game against Louisiana State, with former Crimson Tide quarterback John Parker Wilson playing the role of Tigers quarterback Danny Etling and former Alabama running back Trent Richardson taking the role of LSU’s Leonard Fournette. And it seemed to have paid off: While yardage was […]
Did we mention Notre Dame is 3-6? Alabama beat LSU, 10-0, last week, and we learned during the game’s broadcast that Nick Saban brought in former Tide quarterback John Parker Wilson and former running back Trent Richardson to be on Bama’s scout team. Show More Summary
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.
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
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 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
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.
“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 […]
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
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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...
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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 [...]