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Mike Love of 'The Beach Boys'

'The Beach Boys' Return With a New Album But They Struggled To Make a Comeback — Here's Why

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'The Beach Boys' was the ultimate boy band of the 60s but they slowly faded into the background after a few decades because of a series of controversies.READ MORE

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4 Music Legends Who Never Won a Grammy

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While it is often considered the pinnacle of music achievements, a lot of modern legends people have known and loved have never won the elusive recognition. Here are four music icons who were later recognized by the academy with a lifetime achievement award, but never a Grammy to themselves.READ MORE

Mike Love of The Beach Boys performs during the 27th National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals on May 28, 2016 in Washington, DC

Beach Boys to Play Donald Trump Inauguration? Band Reportedly Debating Gig

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Are The Beach Boys slated to play Donald Trump's inauguration? The band is reportedly debating doing the gig, which would be on Jan. 20. The Beach Boys have not yet decided whether they will perform or not.READ MORE

Brian Wilson performs at Roadside Attraction's 'Love and Mercy' DVD release

Brian Wilson Plans 'Pet Sounds' World Tour for Beach Boys' Album's 50th Anniversary

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The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds is considered one of the greatest rock albums of all time, and now fans of the classic record will have one last chance to hear it live, performed by Brain Wilson himself. On Monday (Jan. 25), the legendary rock singer announced a 50th anniversary world tour in honor of Pet Sounds.READ MORE


Beck, Fiona Apple Cover the Byrds, Beach Boys at Echo in the Canyon [WATCH]

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At the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles Monday night, Beck, Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan and Cat Power put their star-power together to execute an Echo in the Canyon tribute gig to classic California artists of the Sixties. Acts covered included the Beach Boys, the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield.READ MORE

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, Murry Wilson, Marvin Gaye Sr. and Other Awful Music Parents

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' "Help Me Rhonda" reaching no. 1 on the Billboard charts. Although the song is of course a favorite of Boys fans, it's noted by more engaged followers of the group for its famous recording session. During the recording of the vocals, the father of Brian Wilson and the rest of the Wilson brothers, Murry Wilson, burst into the studio to lambast the group for what he perceived to be a lack of enthusiasm. The reel kept rolling as frontman Brian tried to calm his father down, and now copies of that version are coveted by those in-the-know. Murry was one of the most notorious parents in music history, working on his sons' behalf as a manager and coproducer, but ultimately making their lives worse because of it. He manipulated his children and reportedly hit Brian upside the head with a 2x4, causing the legendary musician to lose his hearing on that side of his head. Needless to say, many have blamed Brian's self-destructive habits and unhealthy obsession with music on Murry's callous handling. Here are five other notorious parents in the music industry.READ MORE

Brian Wilson And Jeff Beck With Al Jardine & David Marks Plus Special Guest Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys Announces Summer Tour in Support of New Album 'No Pier Pressure' [DATES]

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Brian Wilson is in for a big year, releasing his new album Now Pier Pressure, having a mini-music festival run in his honor ("Brian Fest") and even a biopic is in the works. Now the former/current Beach Boys frontman has announced a tour in support of the new record. Wilson will kick off his jaunt mid-June from Saratoga, CA and loop the country to end up in Seattle by early July.READ MORE

John Cusack, Brian Wilson and Paul Dano

First Trailer for the Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy' Drops: Clip Shows The Beach Boys Frontman's Creative Struggle [WATCH]

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The first trailer for the new Brian Wilson biopic dropped recently. 'Love & Mercy' will highlight the iconic singer-songwriter's time with The Beach Boys as well as his period of mental unrest, creative struggle and eventual return to music. The movie was shown for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is slated for a screening at South by Southwest in March. Lions Gate will release the biopic worldwide June 5, 'Billboard' noted.READ MORE

MJ in 1996

7 of The Most Disappointing Albums Ever: Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne and More

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New Yorkers were "disappointed" by the lack of snow from the much overhyped blizzard (our sympathies to those in Boston and rest of the Northeast, who truly took the brunt of the storm). Check out seven of the most disappointing albums of all time, which either failed to live up to the bluster or killed an act's momentum).READ MORE

Pink Floyd: odd dudes

7 Songs Featuring Non-Traditional Instruments; Featuring Tracks from The Beach Boys, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and More

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On this day 40 years ago Pink Floyd began working on what would become what many consider to be the band's masterpiece, and what would become one of the bestselling rock albums of all time: Dark Side of The Moon. A Floyd project that fewer people are familiar with is the album that the band meant to do instead of Moon: An album recorded using nothing but household objects. This project, despite the inevitable cult stays that it would attain, probably wouldn't have lived up to the acclaim of the album the band did end up recording. Still, we can't help but appreciate the idea of using non-musical items in a more musical sense. Here are seven songs (if not full albums) that feature some outside instrumentation.READ MORE

Brian Wilson (bottom right): The face of madness.

'The Interview' Debut Cancelled Due to Terrorist Threats, Possibly from North Korea; Four Outside Events That Altered Music Releases

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Music has never had issues this dramatic to deal with as what Sony's going through with 'The Interview' when opting to release an album. Still, a few releases saw huge changes due to world events.READ MORE

David Bowie and Bing Crosby

David Bowie, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Fallon, The Pogues: 8 Best Holiday Duets [LISTEN]

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Duets are special. They tend to carve out little moments in time when two artists link up and compliment their talents to the delight of listeners. There are tons of holiday duets out there, but we decided to put a list together of some classic, some silly and some forgotten team efforts. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Jimmy Fallon and The Pogues all made the cut.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Halts Biopic About Her Career Starring Taylor Swift

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If you were looking forward to that Joni Mitchell/Carole King/Carly Simon biopic "Girls Like Us," then today, Nov. 25, you are out of luck. In an interview with "The Sunday Times," via "NME," Joni Mitchell revealed that she has pulled the plug on the project, citing the casting of Taylor Swift as one of the primary reasons. "I squelched that!" Mitchell admitted. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes." "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," Mitchell went on to say, "assumptions, assumptions, assumptions." The now-halted film was based on the book "Girls Like Us" by Sheila Weller, which followed the rise of Mitchell and her singer-songwriter contemporaries Carly Simon and Carole King during the 1970s. Swift was cast as Mitchell back in 2012, with "Mad Men's" Jessica Pare cast as Simon and "The Newsroom's" Alison Pill cast as King.READ MORE

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Beck's 'Midnite Vultures': 11 Songs Ranked for Its 15th Anniversary

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Today, Nov. 23, marks the 15th anniversary of Beck's seventh studio album "Midnite Vultures," which abandoned nearly all the singer's folk influences in favor of deliriously psychedelic funk, hip-hop and R&B. It is Beck's most fun album and arguably his best — at least I would argue that, and so would "Vulture" — so to celebrate its anniversary, here are the album's 11 songs ranked, from worst to best.READ MORE

Mike Love of The Beach Boys

Beach Boys Singer Mike Love To Release Memoir In 2016

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2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' classic single "Good Vibrations," and to celebrate, singer Mike Love will be releasing a memoir titled Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. According to Rolling Stone, the memoir is being co-written with author James S. Hirsch and will cover Love's entire life, beginning with his "early childhood and family story."READ MORE

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