June 17, 2013
Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson will be joined at his Oct. 20 concert at the Greek Theatre by English guitar hero Jeff Beck, who also has been recording with Wilson for a new album that will return Wilson to the Beach Boys' longtime label, Capitol Records. “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I've ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring, in fact I think we should do an album together!” Wilson said in a statement with the announcement about the show that also features original Beach boys guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks.
May 28, 2013 |
Good vibrations will rock Cancun, Mexico , this summer when the Beach Boys are to appear in concert Aug. 6 at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort . The performance is to feature Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, original Beach Boys, with a five-member backup band. Besides the concert, Moon Palace has scheduled several special summer activities and an air-travel credits program. “Palace Resorts set out to create a strong summer travel program that would redefine the notion of a traditional all-inclusive resort,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president.
October 9, 2012 |
The Beach Boys recent 50th anniversary tour reunited original members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and longtime member Bruce Johnston for the first time in almost two decades. Near the end of the tour in London, and the day before the band was saluted with a new 50th anniversary exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Love announced that he and Johnston would continue touring under the Beach Boys' name in his pre-anniversary edition of the band, minus Wilson, Jardine and Marks.
October 5, 2012 |
Today's episode of "When Will Chris Brown Just Go Away?" features what appears to be a rather tipsy Brown declaring his love for two women. "I'm not try to be a player," he says while being driven around in the back of a car. "I'm not a dog. I'm not none of that. " Brown, a pop star turned full-time provocateur, is still on probation from his 2009 assault of Rihanna. Today's bid for attention was tweeted by Brown, and given the title, "The real Chris Brown. " It appears to be filmed off-the-cuff, but inter-spliced among Brown's thoughts on romance are clips of him on tour and shots of Brown drinking champagne straight from the bottle.
October 5, 2012 |
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
September 28, 2012 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Oh, to be a fly on the wall backstage in London on Friday night at the Beach Boys' final performance of their 50th-anniversary reunion tour, which draws to a close on the jarring note that founding member Mike Love has in essence fired the group's creative leader, Brian Wilson, and two other original members, Alan Jardine and David Marks. Odds are good that the Wembley Arena show itself will go as swimmingly as the rest of the tour, which found the four surviving original members and longtime Beach Boy Bruce Johnston digging generously and deeply into their vast catalog to serve up as many as 53 songs in a single night.