I’ve blogged an awful lot about the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beach Boys[/lastfm] lately. Will they or won’t they reunite for their 50th reunion? The stumbling block – as usual – is [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brian Wilson[/lastfm]. In an interview yesterday, Brian made his decision public.
(Courtesy of Maura Johnston – Village Voice)
Brian Wilson’s interview with the Voice’s Stacey Anderson will appear in our June 8 issue, just in time for his residency at Highline Ballroom June 11-13. During the shows, the reclusive genius will perform last year’s album of George Gershwin standards, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, as well as select Beach Boys hits.
While speaking with Anderson today, Wilson denied the rumor that the Beach Boys will reunite next year in celebration of their 50th anniversary, as reported in Rolling Stone and by the BBC.
“I don’t know anything about that,” he said. “I don’t really [have a relationship with the other members] right now, and I’m not really interested in them.”
The June 8 issue of the Village Voice will contain the full interview with Wilson, which covers his likely retirement from touring, the painful memories that mar this year’s long-awaited release of Smile, and the songwriting lessons he learned from George Gershwin.