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Updated 9/21/00
Brian Wilson will be teaming up with Jeff  Foskett , performing  Brian and Tony Asher's "Everything I Need" on Foskett's upcoming CD titled "Twelve and Twelve", due for release in October. For more info checkNEW-SURF. For a sneak preview click here "Everything I Need"

Thanks to  MDH

Updated 9/19/00

There are reports that Rhino Records is going to "fix" the mistakes on the recent reissue of the first Brian Wilson solo cd. Seems that the wrong masters were used on some tracks, most notably Let It Shine and Melt Away.

There is a new collection of  60's material by the Honeys , containing close to 30 tracks, many never heard before, scheduled for a November release. The set features many songs either written and/or produced by Brian Wilson

Updated 9/12/00
The Beach Boys perform God Only Knows on the brand new Farm Aid two cd set released today. Not sure from what year this performance is from.

Updated 9/8/00
Brian Wilson Pet Sounds concert, scheduled for the Villa Montalvo Winery Garden Theatre on September 19  in Saratoga California has been cancelled. Refunds can be obtained at the place where you purchased your tickets.

Updated 9/5/00
The reisssue of the Brian Wilson self titled cd is in stores today, loaded with great liner notes, pictures, bonus tracks and 76 minutes of music and interviews. A must have for any Brian Wilson fan. A well done job by Rhino and the way a reissue should be done. See below under NEWS 6/12/00 for track lineup.

Updated 8/25/00
Brian Wilson will be the guest on  "Heroes & Villains" on Saturday 8/26/00 from 5-7 PM (EST)  at  . You can ask Brian a question

Updated 8/22/00

VH1 'Movies That Rock' Presents Emmy-Nominated TV Movie The Beach Boys: An American Family, Debuting Wednesday-Thursday, August 30-31, At 9:00 P.M. ET/PT)

The Beach Boys' Mike Love and Executive Producer/Drummer John Stamos
Host Special Wraparound Segments

 NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With songs like  "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations," the Beach Boys created an entirely new music genre, a golden surf sound that epitomized America's optimism at the dawn of the 1960s.

But they never sang about the turbulent conflict between themselves and their domineering father, the women they loved, and each other.

Nominated for two 2000 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, the two-part drama "The Beach Boys: An American Family" makes its VH1 debut on Wednesday-Thursday, August 30-31, beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night. The entire miniseries will air again in a single telecast on Saturday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

The VH1 presentation of "The Beach Boys: An American Family" will feature special wraparound segments hosted by the Beach Boys' Mike Love and the miniseries' executive producer, John Stamos, the "Full House" star who has also toured extensively with the Beach Boys as drummer since 1983.

Updated 8/21/00
Tonight a new series debuts on VH1 called VH1 Confidential.The new series delves deep into our culture's hidden files to probe the mysteries, myths and urban
  legends of rock 'n' roll when it premieres Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by new one-hour
  episodes debuting every Tuesday at the same time.

This weeks episode contains among other things a section on Charles Manson, Musician: In August 1969, deranged hippie cult leader
        Charles Manson's gang murdered actress Sharon Tate and several others at
        the Hollywood estate of '60s pop producer Terry Melcher, who was not
        home at the time. Charlie was an aspiring musician who had even snared
        the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson into his web for a time. Was Melcher --
        who reportedly reneged on a record deal with Charlie -- the real target
        of the Manson Family murderers? Screenwriter Jason Majik, rock
        journalist Legs McNeil, Manson archivist John Aes Nihil, rock archivist
        Michael Ochs and record producer Phil Kaufman are interviewed in the
        segment, punctuated by Charlie's own rarely-heard songs.

Updated 8/17/00

Here is what should be the final track list for the upcoming Net Sounds 3, the
             fans tribute to the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, this volume dedicated to the memory of Dennis Wilson.

  DISC #1
             1. Wind Chimes - 4:01 (Carter Cathcart)
             2. Good Vibrations - 4:12 (The Landys and Chums)
             3. Back Home - 3:12 (Rick Mannor)
             4. Airplane - 3:27 (Jack Madani)
             5. Marty Taber - 3:02 (Marty and the L.T.)
             6. I'll Bet He's Nice - 2:47 (Geoff Howe)
            7. Honkin' Down The Highway - 3:30 (Bill Larson)
             8. Crack At Your Love - 3:26 (Rand Richard)
             9. Some Sweet Day - 3:18 (Tobias Bernsand)
             10. Celebrate The News - 3:17 (Jason Penick and the Addingtones)
             11. Forever - 2:42 (Jeff Counihan)
             12. Judy's Luau - 4:26 (Ton Def)
             13. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - 2:32 (The Low Society Blues Band)
             14. My Solution - 4:08 (Hamsters of Dubious Merit)
             15. Good Vibrations - 3:57 (Legendary Acid Casualties [featuring the mad,
             mad sounds of Mamboman])
             16. All This Is That - 4:12 (Duophonic)
             17. Thoughts Of You - 3:11 (Rand Richard)
             18. Surfer Girl - 2:33 (Union Transfer Band)
             19. Don't Worry Baby - 3:38 (Geoff Howe)
             20. Little St. Nick - 1:57 (The Jokers)
             21. And Your Dream Comes True - 1:04 (John Hunter Phillips)
             22. Noble Surfer - 3:20 (Dan Lega)
             23. Denny, A Fond Farewell - 1:35 (Dicky Globman)

  DISC #2
             1. Surfin' USA - 2:18 (The Bandits)
             2. Pom Pom Playgirl - 2:40 (Summer Promises)
             3. Warmth Of The Sun - 3:00 (Marty Rudnick)
             4. And Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring - 2:30 (Quadraphonic)
             5. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) - 2:15 (Ohara Revival)
             6. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - 4:03 (Sean Macreavy)
             7. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 3:05 (Marc Harry)
             8. Wonderful/He Gives Speeches - 3:32 (Dan Lega)
             9. All I Want To Do - 2:05 (The Skeletons)
             10. Make It Easy - 3:15 (The Pop Shop)
             11. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone - 3:55 (Michael Carpenter)
             12. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) - 2:17 (The Pop Shop)
             13. Lady - 2:42 (John Barone)
             14. Add Some Music To Your Day - 4:19 (Duophonic)
             15. Our Sweet Love - 2:49 (Francis Greene)
             16. All This Is That - 3:59 (Richard Harris)
             17. Melt Away - 3:55 (Dan Addington)
             18. Moonshine - 3:00 (Jeff Counihan)
             19. I Can Hear Music - 2:43 (Ed Ball)
             20. The Night Was So Young - 3:26 (Hiroto Yanagida)
             21. Too Much Sugar - 3:18 (Bicycle Riders)
             22. Fantasy Is Reality/Bells Of Madness - 4:09 (Bill Larson with Tammy
             23. End Of The Show - 2:58 (Rick Mannor)

Updated 8/15/00

The transcript for Brian Wilson's chat at Yahoo from last month has finally been posted at YAHOO CHAT

Thanks to Mike

Updated 8/12/00
The soundtrack to the upcoming Cameron Crowe movie titled "Almost Famous" will include the Beach Boys  "Feel Flows" originally released on the Surf's Up album. The soundtrack CD is due for release on September 12.


Reviews of the new Capitol twofer reissues can be found at these links:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Updated 8/3/00
CHAPEL OF LOVE celebrates Jeff Barry’s three decades as a writer and producer of hit songs. Barry, a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, is one of the top 10 pop songwriters on the Billboard charts. CHAPEL OF LOVE, airing on PBS as part of the August 2000 pledge drive (check local listings) features songs written and co-written by Barry, with performances by many of the original artists who had hit records with his songs. The program was taped before a live audience at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara,California.

Barry was one of the early songwriter/producers at New York City’s famous Brill Building. On his own and with such co-writers as Phil Spector and Ellie Greenwich, he wrote and produced many hits of the 60s and 70s. Some of the songs include "Chapel of Love," "Baby I Love You," "Then He Kissed Me, "Tell Laura I Love Her," "I Can Hear Music," "Be My Baby," "River Deep, Mountain High" and "Sugar, Sugar."

These songs were recorded by artists that include The Ronettes, Ike and Tina Turner, Leslie Gore, The Crystals, The Shangri-Las and The Dixie Cups. Barry also discovered Neil Diamond and co-produced many records with him including "Cherry, Cherry," and has continued to write for many performers over the years including John Travolta, Glenn Campbell, and Tommy James. Barry’s songs have been covered by today’s top stars, including Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.

Barry has also written television theme songs for such series as "Family Ties," "One Day at a Time," and "The Jeffersons."

CHAPEL OF LOVE features the following singers and songs:

"Chapel of Love" – performed by The Dixie Cups
"Da Doo Ron Ron" – performed by The Crystals
"Be My Baby" – Brian Wilson
"I Can Hear Music" – performed by Ronnie Spector and Brian Wilson

"River Deep, Mountain High" – performed by Mary Wilson
"Leader of the Pack" – performed by the ensemble
"And Then He Kissed Me" – performed by The Crystals
"The Last Time I Made Love" – performed by Deniece Williams and Jeffery Osborne
"I Honestly Love You" – performed by Deniece Williams
"Baby I Love You" – performed by Andy Kim
"Doo Wah Ditty" – performed by entire cast, with Jeff Barry

Day & time: check with your local station:

In Philadelphia, Chapel of Love will be airing on Thursday August 10 at 4AM on WHYY Channel 12 and also on the NJN Network on August 29 at 9PM.

Thanks to AJB
There is a brief article about Brian on the BMI website
and another at
Thanks to Matt H

Updated 7/28/00
Beach Boys fans around the world can listen to a 3 hours long special about the group that will be broadcast this weekend by radio station CHUM 1050 in Toronto. The program will be broadcast on Saturday July 29 from 9PM to 12AM and replayed on Sunday July 30 from 9AM to 12PM. Times are Eastern USA.
All you need to listen in is a Real Player andclick here to reach the CHUM home page.

Updated 7/20/00
There are all kinds of articles in newspapers and magazines across the country about Brian Wilson.The Met Magazine, based out of Dallas has one that you can access directly through their website by clicking the link above,then click on "music" and then click on Brian Wilson.

Here are links to a few other recent articles. Please note some of the links may no longer be active.
Philly Review - Courier Post

Houston Press

Dallas Observer

Toronto Star

Visit the MESSAGE BOARD to read a great article about the Beckley Lamm & Wilson album Like A Brother

Updated 7/10/00

Since there are so many hard core Brian Wilson fans in the UK who may never have the chance to see Brian or the Beach Boys for that matter in concert,we are putting together a campaign to get Brian Wilson to take his Pet Sounds Tour to Great Britain. British fans are urged to contact Brians agencey there with the hope that if there are enough requests, they will book Brian for some shows.Thanks to Richard Evans, we have the info for Brian's agent and urge all UK fans to contact them.  Here is the info:

 The Agency Group
  370 City Road
  London EC1V 2QA
  0171 278 3331

  The contact is Sam (female)If you choose to e-mail her, please be respectful
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will be performing in concert as the Beach Boys this Friday July14 on Good Morning America on the ABC Network. The show begins at 7am, no time set for Love and Johnstons actual performance.

Updated 7/8/00

Chat live with Brian Wilson at Yahoo Chat this Tuesday at 6:30PM Eastern Time
Yahoo Chat
Thanks to Steve W

Brian Wilson Tribute Album, Caroline Now!,Due August 22

The pop genius of Brain Wilson is celebrated in grand fashion with the
Aug. 22 release of Caroline Now! (Marina/Caroline). The 24-track
tribute album features a host of other pop geniuses -- including Alex Chilton
(Box Tops, Big Star), Eugene Kelly (Vaselines, Eugenius), High Llamas,
and even Saint Etienne -- putting their own spin on Wilson's solo and
Beach Boy compositions.

                     Sidestepping the obvious, Caroline Now! delves deep into Wilson's canon of work for obscure chestnuts and previously unreleased tracks. Contributions span all ends of the pop spectrum, from the Wilson-obsessed High Llamas' electronica take on "Anna Lee, the Healer," to the Radio Sweethearts'
                     countrified "Honkin' Down the Highway." Caroline Now! also features the first recorded output in 30 years from '60s popsters the Free Design, which reformed specifically for the album.

Caroline Now! also sports a 28-page color booklet, featuring extensive liner notes, historical information on each track, and an exclusive interview with Wilson himself, who has given the record a thumbs-up. The CD booklet also features
                     previously unpublished photographs taken by former Dennis Wilson housemate David Dalton.

                Caroline Now! track listing:

  1. Eugene Kelly, "Lady"
                     2. Alex Chilton, "I Wanna Pick You Up"
                     3. June & the Exit Wounds, "All I Wanna Do"
                     4. Katrina Mitchell & Bill Wells, "Wind Chimes"
                     5. High Llamas, "Anna Lee, the Healer"
                     6. Souvenir, "Ne Dis Pas (Girl Don't Tell Me - French Version)"
          7. Duglas T. Stewart, "Lines, "
      8. Camping, "Busy Doin' Nothing,"
     9. Stevie Jackson, "Good Time"
     10. The Free Design, "Endless Harmony"
    11. The Pearlfishers, "Go Away Boy"
  12. Saint Etienne, "Stevie"
                     13. The Radio Sweethearts, "Honkin' Down the Highway"
   14. Eric Matthews, "Lonely Sea"
 15. Kle, "Rainbow Eyes"
          16. Chip Taylor & Evie Sands, "Let's Put Our Hearts Together"
           17. Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, "Pet Sounds"
   18. Malcolm Ross, "Heroes & Villains"
  19. Norman Blake, "Only With You"
   20. The Secret Goldfish, "Big Sur"
  21. Jad Fair, "Do Ya"
      22. The Aluminum Group, "Caroline, No"
     23. David Ritchie Coalition, "Good Timin'"
24. Kim Fowley, "Almost Summer"

Here is a review of the Live At The Roxy CD from Daily News/Los Angeles

-- Fred Shuster-- Brian Wilson/"Live at the Roxy Theatre" (BriMel)

                 Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson revealed a sense of humor at his recent solo shows at the Roxy by covering "Brian Wilson," the good-natured
                 Barenaked Ladies song that references the sand box Wilson once placed
                 beneath his piano so he could dig his toes in the sand for inspiration. This marvelous two-disc set, available only on Wilson's Website
                 (, is a wonderful momento of those delirious West Hollywood dates, where a perfectly in-tune and in-the-moment Wilson was
                 backed by ace musicians from the Wondermints, among others. The
                 highlights here are many: terrific versions of "In My Room," "Surfer Girl,"Pet Sounds," "God Only Knows," "Caroline No" and an especially rocking"Good Vibrations," never among the easist tunes to duplicate well. "Live at the Roxy Theatre" is a delightful warm-up to Wilson's much-anticipated symphonic "Pet Sounds" show at the Hollywood Bowl in September.
3 1/2 stars (out of 4)

Updated 6/19/00

Tune in today, Monday (19th) on the National Public Radio show  "All Things Considered" to hear interviews, including one with Brian Wilson, about the making of "Good Vibrations".
For the correct time and date near you of All Things Considered, please click here for a list of NPR stations.

The program is now archived and can be heard in Real Audio here.

Updated 6/16/00

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, left,hands a plaque to former Beach Boy
           Brian Wilson after Wilson's acceptance speech into the Songwriter's Hall of
Fame. (Stuart Ramson/AP Photo)

You can find the story that accompanies the picture at ABCNEWS

Updated 6/12/00
According to Chuck Kelly of Luxuria Music, here are the bonus tracks to be included on the self titled Brian Wilson CD scheduled to be reissued by Rhino Records in September:

   THERE'S SO MANY (demo)
   WALKIN' THE LINE (demo)
   MELT AWAY (early version-alternate vocal)
   NIGHT TIME (Instrumental Track)
   RIO GRANDE (early version - compiled rough mixes)
   excerpts from Warner Bros. Electronic Press Kit
Plus one "hidden" track - A Christmas greeting from Brian!

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Lots of info, including sound clips,about the Beckley Lamm and Wilson "Like A Brother" CD can be found at this link:

Like A Brother


Listen to Real Audio clips of tracks from the recently released NET SOUNDS 3 fans tribute to the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys


Read all about the artists and the songs that make up Net Sounds 3
Net Sounds 3 Liner Notes