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The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Every summer morning the jets dump several hundred Americans at Gatwick and Heathrow…
Sue Cummings / July 25, 2019

Stream Mike Love’s New Solo Album 12 Sides of Summer

Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love is back with his new album 12 Sides of Summer. The seasonally-appropriate release is Love's first since his 2018 Christmas…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

Fiona Apple – “In My Room” (ft. Jakob Dylan)

Fiona Apple has released a cover of the Beach Boys classic "In My Room" in collaboration with Jakob Dylan. As Pitchfork points out, the track…
Rob Arcand / May 24, 2019

Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (Beach Boys Cover)

Best Coast are once again chipping into the Amazon wing of the Christmas-exclusive streaming wars. They've covered the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" as part of the…
Anna Gaca / December 1, 2017

Jim James – “I Just Wasn’t Meant For These Times”

Ahead of the release of his upcoming covers album Tribute to 2, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has released his take on The Beach Boys'
Arielle Gordon / October 30, 2017

Brian Wilson – “Run James Run”

Brian Wilson has released another track from his upcoming compilation called Playback. The new track, "Run James Run," is the second of two previously-unreleased songs from the collection,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 18, 2017

Brian Wilson – “Some Sweet Day”

Rhino Records has released an unheard Brian Wilson song, "Some Sweet Day," which will be included on an upcoming compilation of the Beach Boys icon's solo…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 6, 2017

The Beach Boys Announce New Collection of Smiley Smile and Wild Honey Era Rarities

The Beach Boys have announced a new two-disc set of rarities and unreleased material, Sunshine Tomorrow. The set covers the music they made after finishing Pet Sounds and abandoning…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 23, 2017

It’s Been Ten Years Since Brian Wilson Said His Favorite Movie Was Norbit

Ten years ago today, one of the most important blog posts in recent American history was published. Beach Boys enthusiast Michael Leddy highlighted an important section of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 10, 2017

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
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