Beach Boys

Brian Wilson Returns to His High School, Gets F in Music Changed To An A

Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California — where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup —…
James Rettig, Stereogum / January 17, 2018

Grammys Hall of Fame Adds Recordings by Nirvana, Prince, David Bowie, and 22 Others

The Recording Academy announced this morning that it will add 25 recordings to its Grammys Hall of Fame next year. The 2017 additions include albums and…
Taylor Berman / November 28, 2016

Watch Beck, Chris Martin, and Chad Smith Cover the Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, and More

Last night, a fundraiser for the Malibu Boys And Girls Club turned into a dad rock summit. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Beck, Chris Martin, Bruce…
Brian Josephs / October 24, 2016

Shannon and the Clams, Holy Wave Cover the Beach Boys on ‘A Tribute to “Pet Sounds”‘

This year marks 50 years since the Beach Boys released their iconic Pet Sounds in 1966. In January, the beloved Brian Wilson announced a 50th Anniversary…
Natalie Caamano / March 2, 2016

Brian Wilson to Tour for ‘Pet Sounds’ 50th Anniversary

Last fall, Beach Boy Brian Wilson was announced as a 2016 Levitation Festival performer, with plans set to play the classic, hugely acclaimed 1966 album Pet Sounds in…
Brennan Carley / January 25, 2016

The Flaming Lips Cover the Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations,’ Talk Brian Wilson’s Legacy

Back in March, a handful of rock A-listers (including Brandon Flowers, Best Coast, and the Flaming Lips) paid tribute to the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson…
Colin Joyce / June 3, 2015

Haim Sleepily Covered the Beach Boys’ ‘Surfer Girl’ With Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste

Thursday night, Haim put on a charity concert in Los Angeles called Sam Jam, celebrating the life of their late friend Sammi Kane Kraft. A…
Colin Joyce / April 4, 2015

‘God Only Knows’ How Many Musicians Are in This BBC Music Video

If you live across the pond and you're not yet super-excited for the debut of BBC Music — the omnipresent media conglomerate's new venture, described in a…
Andrew Unterberger / October 7, 2014

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

Emile Hirsch Was a High School Freestyle Hero

In his silver screen pursuits Emile Hirsch, 28, has done everything from roughin' it in Into the Wild to scooting around the track in Speed…
Luke McCormick / August 2, 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

Beach Boy Fires All Other Beach Boys

Mike Love apparently surprised his fellow Beach Boys co-founders Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, plus guitarist David Marks, when he announced on Sunday that all…
Chris Martins / September 26, 2012

Mitt Romney: ‘The Killers Are One Group I Enjoy’

Few presidential candidates have had their musical taste and knowledge scrutinized by as many artists as this year's Republican offerings Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Kory Grow / August 24, 2012

Scott McKenzie, ‘Kokomo’ Cowriter and Summer of Love Star, Dead at 73

Singer-songwriter Scott McKenzie, who performed the hippie anthem "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" in 1967's Summer of Love, has died.
Kory Grow / August 20, 2012

Live Sue Ex-Frontman for Making Fans Think He’s Still in the Band

Based on recent events, it seems that if you were a successful band in the 1990s, you have two options in 2012: reunite and make…
Devon Maloney / July 19, 2012
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