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...


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...


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...


The Beach Boys Play TV in 1964

January 7, 2014

The Beach Boys were near their commercial peak when they played The Teen Age Music International Show (better known as The T.A.M.I. Show) on October 28th, 1964. "I Get Around" and "Don't Worry Baby" had been all over the radio that summer, and "Dance...


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...



Why Dennis Wilson's Biopic Collapsed

December 12, 2013

The long-in-the-works Dennis Wilson bio-pic The Drummer will most likely never go into production. According a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Eckhart - who was set to star in the film as the troubled Beach Boys drummer - backed out of the project...


Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Team on 'Fallon'

October 11, 2013

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck lent a dose of greatness to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, taking a pit stop on their joint tour to play through the Beach Boys' "Our Prayer" and a version of the folk standard "Danny Boy." Joined by Beach Boys Al...


Premiere: The Beach Boys Look Back With 'Wendy'

August 20, 2013

The Beach Boys are putting the exclamation point on their 50th anniversary celebration with Made in California, a six CD collection featuring more than seven and a half hours of music. Along with original songs, demos and alternative takes, the Hawthorne,...


Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 1, 2013

The summer song is one of rock's truest pleasures, be it a dance jam that dominates every backyard cookout or a sweet ode to cars, girls and partying at the beach. Here are our picks for the most sizzling summer jams ever – from unshakeable oldies...


Brian Wilson at Work on New Solo Record

June 6, 2013

Brian Wilson is working on his 11th solo record at Los Angeles' Ocean Way Studios and is set to embark on a short tour this summer with fellow former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, Billboard reports.  Jardine and Marks are also helping...


Ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin Reunites With Brian Wilson After 40 Years

October 14, 2013

Blondie Chaplin is truly the Zelig of rock & roll. The South African-born musician first made his mark when the Beach Boys hired him in 1972 as a full member of the group. He sang lead on their classic "Sail On Sailor" and contributed substantially...


Grouplove Team With Spotify for Covers Project

September 19, 2013

To celebrate their new album, Spreading Rumors, Grouplove have teamed with Spotify, asking fans vote on what cover the group should record. The five eclectic songs in the running are Nine Inch Nails' "Piggy," Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble,"...


Eight Epic Beach Party Movies

July 19, 2013

Teen Beach Movie, Disney Channel's new musical, is a not-so-fresh take on a film phenomenon from the 1960s, when musicians like the Animals and Stevie Wonder kept PG-parties hopping long into the night. The stories went like this: A boy (Frankie Avalon)...


Beach Boys Readying Career-Spanning Box Set

June 11, 2013

The Beach Boys are capping their 50th anniversary celebration with a massive trove of previously unreleased music as part of a six-CD collection of songs spanning the decades. Made in California, due August 27th on Capitol, will trace chronologically...