Bruce Springsteen Performs With Brian Wilson In New Jersey

July 2, 2015

Bruce Springsteen has kept a low public profile this year, but popped up onstage Wednesday night at the PNC Banks Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to join Brian Wilson during the show's encore. Wearing a black baseball cap, Springsteen...


Brian Wilson's Better Days

June 22, 2015

Almost any day in L.A., you could find Brian Wilson pretty easily if you wanted to, sitting in a booth by the window at the Beverly Glen Deli, with a bowl of blueberries and a hamburger, or shuffling along the path of a tree-shaded park near his home...


Flashback: Belushi and Aykroyd Force Brian Wilson to Surf

June 18, 2015

The Beach Boys were in the middle of a major comeback when they hit the road in the summer of 1976 to promote their new album, 15 Big Ones. Earlier in the decade they were struggling to fill theaters and seemed hopelessly passé, but the...

Love & Mercy

June 3, 2015

You gotta love a biopic that shakes things up. Just like Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys innovator whose gifts as singer, songwriter and producer were based on experimentation. Instead of one actor to portray Wilson, sidelined by drugs and mental illness,...


Flashback: The 'Full House' Gang Jams With the Beach Boys

April 23, 2015

Full House posed all sorts of questions that were never fully answered. How did Jesse manage to work as an exterminator, radio host, advertising executive and nightclub owner while still finding time to front Jesse and the Rippers, raise his own family...


Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned for Los Angeles

March 3, 2015

Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will be the subject of a tribute concert in Los Angeles at the end of the month in anticipation of his upcoming new solo album, No Pier Pressure. The show – officially titled "Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate...


Watch Flaming Lips Perform 'Good Vibrations'

June 3, 2015

The Flaming Lips joined a roster of high-profile bands to honor Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson at the March tribute concert Brian Fest. In the above video – the first installment of a two-part documentary – the Lips...


Brian Wilson: The Music That Made Me

May 8, 2015

1. "Rhapsody in Blue," George Gershwin, 1924"Rhapsody in Blue" is the first song I ever heard. When I was a little boy, very young, I heard it and said, "Mom, Mom, play it again!" I loved the part where the violins came in. I just got this overwhelmingly...


Hear Brian Wilson's Sunny 'Sail Away'

March 24, 2015

Brian Wilson wants to "follow the sun to the white sand beaches" on his lush new single, "Sail Away." The track, which finds the singer-songwriter harmonizing with fellow Beach Boys alumni Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine, premiered Monday at Wall Street...


See Brian Wilson's Struggle in 'Love & Mercy' Trailer

February 26, 2015

The first trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy shows the Beach Boys singer-songwriter struggling to craft "the greatest album ever made" and clashing with his bandmates. In the film, Paul Dano plays Wilson in his younger years, while John...



Hear She & Him's Wistful 'God Only Knows' Cover

December 12, 2014

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, who record together as She & Him, recorded a wistful, quivering cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" for a recent Christmas episode of the actress's TV series The New Girl that is now streaming online (via Stereogum). Throughout...


See Elton John, Dave Grohl and More Sing 'God Only Knows'

October 7, 2014

The BBC assembled a "We Are the World"–style cast of globally famous musicians to sing the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" with its 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra for a spot promoting the network's newly launched BBC Music venture. The network has...


The NBA: Kevin Love's 'Kokomo' Problem

May 30, 2014

Peter Matthew Bauer is a former member of the Walkmen. His debut solo album, Liberation!, is out June 24th on Mexican Summer. In the meantime, he has agreed to write about the NBA playoffs for Rolling Stone. Here, he gets on board with the Popovich...


'Talk Dirty to Me' in 20 Different Styles

May 6, 2014

The singer who treated the Internet to a version of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" as performed by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Frank Sinatra, is back with his new offering: Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty to Me" sung in 20 different musical styles. 20 Unforgettable...


David Lee Roth Sings With Mike Love

February 23, 2014

David Lee Roth joined the Beach Boys' Mike Love for a lively performance of "California Girls" at the 21st Ella Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday night. The Huffington Post reports that Roth had traveled to the event from Tokyo to help the Society of...


California Love: 18 Great West Coast Jams

October 14, 2014

From L.A. punk to Yay Area hyphy, Disney pop to Bakersfield country, California has been home to – and inspired – some of the most moving, provocative and energetic music of the past 100 years. Here, check our playlist of some of the state's...


Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Cover George Harrison

September 29, 2014

Dozens of famous musicians gathered this weekend to honor the legacy of George Harrison at an event aptly named George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. The event, which featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson, Norah...


Beach Boys Plan Tour to Celebrate 50 Years of 'Fun Fun Fun'

May 15, 2014

The Beach Boys will celebrate 50 years of their indelible summer smash "Fun Fun Fun" with a sprawling tour that will take them across North America and parts of Europe throughout the summer and fall. Find Out Where the Beach Boys Rank on Our List of...


Beach Boys' Mike Love Honors George Harrison

February 25, 2014

On what would have been his 71st birthday, George Harrison gets honored by friend and fellow musician Mike Love on the previously unreleased track "Pisces Brothers." Written in 2004, but released for the first time today, "Pisces Brothers" was inspired...