October 12, 2001 |
When the late Carl Wilson wasn't onstage singing such Beach Boys hits as "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations," he was a dad like many others--enthusiastic and proud of whatever his two sons happened to be involved with. "He thought everything we did was great," says 32-year-old Jonah Wilson, Carl's elder son. That changed, however, when Jonah's younger brother, Justyn, decided to pursue a career in music, just before his graduation in 1995 from USC with a degree in communications.
February 12, 1998 |
MOVIES 'Devil's' Delay?: The Al Pacino movie "Devil's Advocate" may not make it to video shelves on Tuesday as scheduled, due to a copyright dispute over a sculpture depicted in the movie. A federal judge has blocked the video release until a jury decides whether the movie illegally copied Frederick Hart's bas-relief, "Ex Nihilo," which stands at the entrance of Washington National Cathedral. Hart and the cathedral sued Warner Bros.
March 12, 1999 |
Brian Wilson squinted through a blue spotlight after he finished singing his new ballad "Lay Down Burden" Wednesday at the Rosemont Theatre here. The song was inspired by his brother, Beach Boys member Carl Wilson, who died early last year. "Lay Down Burden" is about seeing through the haze, confronting redemption--and gathering the strength to move on. Wilson and co-producer Joe Thomas wrote the song in California the day they learned that Carl had cancer.
February 8, 1998 |
Carl Wilson was the overlooked Beach Boy even though he sang the lead on some of the group's most significant songs and his guitar style was the signature sound of the band's earliest hits. He was easy to miss because brother Brian got the most attention as the creative center of the group and for his drug habits and what he acknowledged as mental problems.
February 25, 2012 |
The sands of time can be cruel, sure, but sometimes they settle for wryly ironic. After years apart, the three surviving founding members of the Beach Boys will launch a 50-date, 50th anniversary tour in April and at every show they will ask the musical question, "Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?" "It is weird," said Mike Love, who turns 71 next month, about singing those young man's lines from "Wouldn't It Be Nice. " "We do another one, 'When I Grow up to Be a Man' -- the opening is incredible, it's got fantastic harmonies -- but yeah, it's written from the point of a young guy looking to the future and here we are, very much in that future.
June 2, 2012 |
CHULA VISTA - The Beach Boys'1968 hit "Do It Again" unfolded gradually during an afternoon sound check before the group's evening performance here late last week. In jeans and T-shirts, the band started in on the infectious and rhythmic rock song. "It's automatic when I talk to old friends," they sang, "the conversation turns to girls we knew when their hair was soft and long and the beach was the place to go. " Then came the sound of Brian Wilson's signature falsetto, launching the group's distinctive harmonies into the musical stratosphere.