the beach boys

The Beach Boys Are Debating Playing Trump’s Inauguration

The Beach Boys are considering performing at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, perhaps replacing Andrea Bocelli. "The Beach Boys have been asked to perform…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 22, 2016

Brian Wilson’s Memoir Brings a Boomer Icon Down to Earth

Every classic rock act has its own mythology to be reverently cited by fans of the form decades later, held up as an example of…
Jeremy Gordon / October 20, 2016

Brian Wilson Plans Team-Ups With Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves

Brian Wilson is turning to a new generation of musical talent as the Beach Boys great works on his next album. According to a short…
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

How to Destroy Angels’ Atticus Ross May Score Brian Wilson Biopic

Yet another musician-focused biopic is on the way: the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Paul Dano (Looper, There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunsine) will play a…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

Beach Boys’ Mike Love Explains Brian Wilson’s ‘Firing,’ Confuses Everyone

It's usually not a good idea to take sides in another family's dispute. Exhibit A: The latest twist in the Beach Boys' long-running saga of…
Marc Hogan / October 8, 2012

Phish Noodle Bonnaroo to the Finish Line: 12 Key Sunday Sets

Bonnaroo has long shed its rep as the patchouliest fest in the land, but its 2012 installment ended with a jam that rivaled ?uestlove's Superjam…
SPIN Staff / June 11, 2012

The Beach Boys, ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’ (Capitol)

In the '60s, they were the only American band to rival the Beatles commercially or creatively. In the '70s, in-house genius Brian Wilson sparred with…
Jon Young / May 26, 2012

See the Beach Boys and Spiritualized’s Secular Late-Night Worship Service

Two different generations of bands devoted to near-religious musical transcendence appeared on late-night TV last night. The newly reunited Beach Boys played three songs, including…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2012

The Beach Boys Announce More Tour Dates Than Marilyn Manson

The recently reunited Beach Boys have announced the dates of their 50th anniversary reunion tour, and with a whopping 37 gigs lined up from mid-April…
Devon Maloney / February 15, 2012

Festive Brian Wilson Gifts Fans the Beach Boys’ Original ‘Little Saint Nick’

Brian Wilson posted a holiday gift on his blog today — an exclusive stream of "Little Saint Nick" in its original form. Though Wilson used…
David Bevan / December 23, 2011

The Beach Boys, ‘The Smile Sessions’ (Capitol/EMI)

Brian Wilson's vision always was aligned more with America's myth than its reality — his brother Dennis was the surfer. And on the Beach Boys'
Mike Powell / November 1, 2011

Wall of Sound

Classical composers piled scores of instruments atop each other for centuries, and jazz bandleader Stan Kenton kept the "Wall of Sound" concept alive through the…
Chuck Eddy / April 1, 2011

Brian Wilson

Who? Leading America's answer to the Beatles' invasion on stateside pop charts in the '60s, Brian Wilson, main songwriter and creative force behind the Beach…
William Goodman / September 9, 2008