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BEACH BOY BUCKET LIST

Well, this Saturday is the Beach Boys at the Good Life Festival at Encanterra. What a wonderful place to see a show, and even better, I get to carry out another item on my BUCKET […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/17/2013

photo credit: Guy Webster

Mike Love’s Beach Boys Or Brian Wilson And Friends: Who Is The Real Deal?

With the Beach Boys‘ 50th anniversary tour firmly in the rear-view mirror of their little deuce coupe – and Mike Love effectively ditching his bandmates on the side of the road to drive off on […]

03/12/2013

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Paul Dano To Portray Young Brian Wilson In Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’

For years, a biopic based on the troubled and triumphant life of the Beach Boys’ creative mastermind, Brian Wilson, has been in the works. Now the film, titled Love & Mercy, is charging full speed ahead, […]

01/18/2013

Do the Stones still got it? (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jukebox Jury Web Series: Should There Be A Rock & Roll Retirement Age?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: After 50 years on the stage, should classic rockers consider hanging it […]

01/08/2013

(provided photo/Guy Webster)

2012 Artists In Review: The Beach Boys

As 2012 comes to a close, we’re revisiting the year’s biggest stories through the lens of some of our station’s biggest artists. Status: Reunited… sort of New Albums Released: One (That’s Why God Made The […]

12/26/2012

And the nominees are... (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

GRAMMY Nominations 2013: The Biggest Surprises & The Takeaways

The theme of this year’s nominations could be taken in a number of ways, but when you look at the contenders up for all-powerful Album of the Year category, one thing is certain: it’s the year of the underdogs and the newcomers.

12/06/2012

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Beach Boys To Release 50th Anniversary Tour DVD

The new DVD, titled The Beach Boys Live In Concert – 50th Anniversary Tour, features hours of concert footage including tons of the band’s hit songs, album cuts and even some new ones – plus interviews with the boys and much more. Brian Wilson is quoted in the trailer, saying how happy he is that this concert was captured on film “so that everyone, whether you were there or not, will be able to see what an historical event it was.”

11/14/2012

The Wrecking Crew (Sandy Corcoran/KOOL FM

The Wrecking Crew Is The Most Famous Group You’ve Heard – But Won’t Recognize

It’s time that you became familiar with the names of Tommy Tedesco, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Plas Johnson, Glen Campbell (before he became a singer), Al Casey, and many others by […]

10/25/2012

(provided photo/Guy Webster)

Mike Love: ‘I Did Not Fire Brian Wilson From The Beach Boys’

Mike Love is fighting back against those have vilified him with claims that he fired original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. Love has penned a lengthy, pointed and emotional open letter to the Los Angeles Times in an attempt to set the record straight.

10/05/2012

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Is Beach Boy Mike Love Music’s Biggest Villain?

In the wake of Love coldly giving the boot to his bandmates, we have to wonder: Is Mike Love the biggest villain in the music world? We explore Love’s legacy of indiscretions and less-than-favorable attributes that suggest as much.

10/04/2012

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