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Al Jardine

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

The Best Fest's George Fest 2014

Lindsey Best | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

All the events that are put on by the Best Fest are both a celebration of music as well as a communal concert experience that is shared between fans as well as a plethora of incredible musicians that come together.

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

Top 10 Things I Learned Seeing Brian Wilson at the Beacon Theater on Tuesday

Jonathan Valania | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

Brian Wilson concerts make me feel young. As a token Gen Xer in a roomful of putrefying Baby Boomers, how could I not? That's because Brian Wilson concerts are where white goes to die. But I shan't be smug about this. I'll get there soon enough. God willing. God help me.

Summer Music Across America: August Tours to Follow

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

It's August. One more month of freedom -- if that -- before all levels of schools begin again. One more month for jobs to give way to a precious week or two, or even a long weekend, of summertime. What live music shows will make you think summertime?

Beach Boy Mike Love: Being Present by Leaving the Past Behind

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with Mike Love and asked him about The Beach Boys' new album, the tour and getting the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers back together.

'It's Just All About Those Group Harmonies'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles

BURBANK, Calif. — A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion – this one consi...

SXSW Hangover 1: A Conversation With Perez Hilton, Plus Chatting With Ian Anderson and Wilson Phillips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a great music scene in Austin, but if you really want to be seen by the right people and have the right opportunities, you need to be based in Los Angeles. Then again, because of the Internet, anything is possible from anywhere."

Beach Boys Make Huge Announcement

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — It's almost winter, but get ready for some surf and sun: The Beach Boys are reuniting. The founding members of the classic rock grou...

A Postcard From California: A Conversation with The Beach Boys' Al Jardine

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In his new album, Al Jardine says that "the first set of songs is segued to appear united with one another so they tell a story. I love stories, we all do. We love that beginning, middle, and end kind of thing. It's just charming."

Lawsuit Settled Over Beach Boys Name

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Two former members of the Beach Boys settled a five-year legal dispute over use of the band's name, a lawyer said. Al Jardine and...