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Beach Boys Confirm They're Considering Playing Trump's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump has struggled to book performers for his presidential inauguration, with just about every major name in pop cult...

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Lauren Kearney | Posted 10.12.2016 | Books
Lauren Kearney

I am Brian Wilson: A Memoir isn't the kind of book you can read in a day. Like a summer vacation, you want it to last forever. You don't want to jump in the ocean and go straight home. You want to take your time and absorb every thought, every doubt, every feeling that crosses the mind of one of the world's most influential composers. And that's exactly what you get from this book.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE- Be of Service

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Larry Dvoskin

One of the seven life keys from my eBook "Do What You Love" is Service. It is described as follows. "The myth of capitalism is that the person with th...

Beach Boy Member Suggests Doris Day Saved Son From Manson Murder

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment

The Beach Boys are known for bubbly surf-and-sun tunes ― making their connection to Charles Manson even more baffling. Band member Mike Love opens u...

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Lauren Kearney | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Lauren Kearney

How can a man who is deaf in one ear and plagued by voices in his head create some of the most groundbreaking songs in history? I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir written by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman shows you how. In his honest yet hesitant voice, Brian Wilson takes you on a journey into the life of a creative genius, exploring his turbulent life and creative influences and how, regardless of his inner and outer demons, there is always hope.

Jim Peterik Reimagines His Hits (Including "Eye of the Tiger")

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

"Tiger" is just one reworked track written by Peterik featured on The Songs, a crowdfunded project for which Jim's most loyal fans selected their nine favorite tunes from a group of 16, and Peterik wrote and recorded two new songs, rounding out the album with 11 tracks you need to hear now.

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Beach Boys

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment

On May 16, 1966, The Beach Boys debuted their 11th album, "Pet Sounds." This wasn't immediately a cause for celebration. "There wasn't much time to ba...

How Daft Punk Changed My Life

Brady Mathieson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Brady Mathieson

We all have that one thing that takes us back to our childhood. For some, it is a familiar smell. "Oh, WOW, the smell of grilled cheese takes me back ...

"Lions on the Beach" Album -- Peter Su's Indie "Pet Sounds" for a New Generation

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Last summer, I was on the Santa Monica Pier looking back at happy kids playing on the beach, peering out across the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Out of no...

Conversation With Deradoorian

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

In keeping with my recent discussions with interesting people, I had the pleasure of chatting up Angel Deradoorian in McCarren Park, here in the epicenter of hip Brooklyn last week.

Dana Point: A Beachy Southern California Enclave

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

"Surfin' Safari" and "Surfing USA" are great Beach Boys tunes. But what else do those iconic surfing songs have in common? They both mention Doheny S...

ReThink Review: Love & Mercy -- Mental Illness on the Beach

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What I appreciate about Love & Mercy, the fantastic new film about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is its assertion that true musical genius is an ineffable gift -- and potentially a curse -- bestowed upon the rare few.

Great Conversations: Brian Wilson

Alex Simon | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The release of the new biographical drama "Love & Mercy" got me thinking back a bit. During my time at Venice Magazine I was lucky enough to meet and interview most of my heroes from the world of film.

An Interview with Director Bill Pohlad of 'Love & Mercy' - The Beach Boys' New Biopic

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
The GypsyNesters

A new music biopic was featured at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Film Festival in Miami. The movie delves deeply into the troubled life of Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind The Beach Boys, from a compassionate and compelling point of view.

We Rise: A Chat with Devilskin, A Very Partridge Kickstarter, Plus Tom Levin and Zak Smith Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Bradley Garner A Conversation with Devilskin's Jennie Skulander, Nail, Paul Martin & Nic Martin Mike Ragogna: Hey Devilskin, you're al...

Brian Fest Is All Harmony and Good Vibrations

Jose Martinez | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

It made perfect sense when Jameson Irish Whiskey and the Cabin Down Below Band teamed up for Brian Fest, a night to celebrate the music of Brian Wilson to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Jimmy Fallon Sings With Wax Figures Of Himself

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy

Wax figures may be a little creepy, but you can't say they don't harmonize beautifully. Madame Tussauds museums are giving Jimmy Fallon his own wax...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Brian Wilson and the Summer of 2015

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The album and the tour combined with an upcoming bio-flick entitled Love & Mercy based on Wilson's life is truly making 2015 the Summer of Wilson. The film spans the icon's life and he's portrayed by two gifted stars portray him: Paul Dano and John Cusack.

Lead Belly: Songster of Mythic Proportions

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lead Belly's life was a narrative of mastery and resistance, like Zora Neale Hurston's High John De Conquer or folklore's John Henry. His songs are a vast and varied banquet of Americana cooked up and served through the genius of one man.

Celebrities and Another Kind of Cultural Work

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Celebrities have a huge role to play in drawing attention to the cause; but people need to pay attention to their own actions after they come to understand the situation in Palestine.

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

Shades of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Joe Bonamassa: "Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies."

Prettier Than John Stamos

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

I went to the Beach Boys concert because John/Uncle Jesse/Blackie Parish is not just eye candy; he is the equivalent of Belgian truffles for the eye.

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.