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Mar 30, 2022

She & Him (Zooey Deschanel + M. Ward) have announced a new tribute tour in honor of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. The tour will kick off in June at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and conclude in September in Vienna at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (Apr. 1) at 10 a.m. local time. More

Brian Wilson and Jim James Share New Song “Right Where I Belong”

Long Promised Road Original Soundtrack Due Out This Friday via Lakeshore

Nov 23, 2021

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket have shared a new song, “Right Where I Belong.” It is to be featured on the original soundtrack for the film Long Promised Road, a documentary about Wilson’s life and career. The soundtrack will also feature unreleased songs and alternate versions of classics from Wilson. The film, directed by Brent Wilson (no relation to the film’s subject), is out now, and the soundtrack will be out this Friday (Nov. 26) via Lakeshore. More

Sep 27, 2021

By the dawn of the 1970s, Brian Wilson was but a ghost of his former self, having all but officially resigned from the hit making pop group he had co-founded with his two younger brothers, first cousin, and former El Camino College roommate 10 years prior. The road to The Beach Boys’ second decade had been rocky, to say the least. More

Dec 22, 2020

Grandaddy have shared cover versions of two classic introversion rock anthems, “Fox in the Snow” by Belle and Sebastian and “In My Room” by The Beach Boys. The two songs comprise a new release titled 2020’s Over Covers, which is now available via Bandcamp. More

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

Part of Amazon’s Indie For the Holidays Playlist

Dec 01, 2017

Amazon Music has been commissioning Christmas covers for its Indie For the Holidays playlist. Now Best Coast have covered The Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick.” More

Oct 30, 2017

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has announced Tribute To 2, an album of covers that is the sequel to his 2009 George Harrison covers EP Tribute To (which is also being reissued). He has also shared his cover of The Beach Boys’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (from their classic album Pet Sounds). More

Listen: Bill Murray and Phoenix Share Beach Boys Cover “Alone on Christmas Day”

All Proceeds for UNICEF, A Very Murray Christmas Airing on Netflix Now

Dec 04, 2015

Bill Murray has a Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas, that’s available to stream on Netflix as of today. The project reteams him with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola, who directs the special and co-wrote it with Murray and Mitch Glazer. The special features a star-studded cast, including Under the Radar favorites Jenny Lewis and Phoenix (whose Thomas Mars is married to Coppola). More

Mar 04, 2015

In anticipation of his forthcoming solo album No Pier Pressure, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is scheduled to be honored with an upcoming tribute concert in Los Angeles. More

Feb 26, 2015

This summer Paul Dano and John Cusack are set to star in Love & Mercy, a brand new biopic about the troubled genius of The Beach Boys’ creative mastermind, Brian Wilson. More

Jan 29, 2015

Brian Wilson has announced the release of his brand new album No Pier Pressure. More

Jan 18, 2013

Paul Dano, the young character actor known for his standout roles in Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, and last year’s Ruby Sparks, has been cast as the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson in an upcoming biopic of the music icon. More

Watch: The Beach Boys Visit “Fallon”

Perform Old Favorites and New Single

May 08, 2012

Jimmy Fallon played host to a special evening of sun-drenched tunes yesterday when the late-night host welcomed The Beach Boys for an extended appearance on his show. More

The Beach Boys Announce Tour Dates

Kick Off 40 Shows Starting in April

Feb 15, 2012

As part of their 50th anniversary celebration a reunited Beach Boys have announced the dates of their upcoming tour, hitting stops such as Bonnaroo, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Summerfest along the way. More

The Beach Boys to Play Grammys

Will Perform Alongside Foster the People, Maroon 5

Feb 08, 2012

While the Grammys have already landed a number of all-star collaborations for its 2012 broadcast ceremony, the show has always made an attempt to throw a curveball with viewers by landing a surprise guest. More

Brian Wilson Reunites with The Beach Boys

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Dec 16, 2011

Nostalgia once again demonstrating its cure-all effects, The Beach Boys have announced that they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a true reunion. More


Aug 29, 2016

Before they were signed to Capitol, The Beach Boys entered Hite and Dorinda Morgan’s home studio in 1961 and recorded nine tracks ranging from songs that would go on to become beloved classics in their canon (particularly “Surfer Girl”) and other well-known ones like “Surfin’” to utter obscurities like “Lavender,” “Judy,” “Beach Boy Stomp (Karate),” and “What Is a Young Girl Made Of” that were only released decades later on collections like the 1991 compilation Lost and Found 1961-2, a set that consisted of 21 songs from these sessions. More

Aug 09, 2012

Every band has a choice: break up or get old. Breaking up means no more music. Getting old means making music people will probably stop caring about. Somehow, over the course of their 50-plus year career, The Beach Boys have managed to do both. More