Beach Boys

Lana Del Rey To Sing About Beach Boys’ Dissolution On Brian Wilson’s New Album

Christina Lee | July 19, 2014 - 9:07 am

Initially, Brian Wilson raised eyebrows when he revealed his new album’s featured artists, which include Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel and now fun.’s Nate Ruess. Now, according to those close to him, his Lana Del Rey collaboration will be the song to remember, as it recounts Wilson’s sadness about the Beach Boys’ dissolution.

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Brian Wilson’s New Album To Feature Lana Del Rey & Kacey Musgraves, Possibly Frank Ocean

Christina Lee | June 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

“It’s very different than anything I’ve ever done,” Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, has said of his next album. But as he proved today, fans couldn’t have predicted the list of featured artists, which includes Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel and possibly Frank Ocean. “I had no idea we could pull this… More »

Adele’s ’21’ Reaches 24 Weeks At #1, Ties With ‘Saturday Night Fever’ And ‘Purple Rain’ Soundtracks

Becky Bain | June 13, 2012 - 10:31 am

Thanks to her primetime NBC special and the plain fact that she’s Adele, the Brit singer’s album sales for 21 raised 30% in the last week, with 75,000 units sold. That not only puts her back on the top of this week’s album charts, but that earns Adele her 24th non-consecutive week at #1 —… More »

Grammy Awards 2012: Watch The Performances

Robbie Daw | February 12, 2012 - 8:02 pm

The 54th Grammy Awards, a night overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston, kicked off with a performance by Bruce Springsteen. Right after, LL Cool J — the annual event’s first host in eight years — walked on stage and reminded us of just what a powerful, iconic force Houston was by introducing a clip… More »

Maroon 5, Foster The People & Beach Boys To Perform At The Grammys

Becky Bain | February 8, 2012 - 11:19 am

Since both their nominated singles include a fair amount of whistling, it’s not such a surprise to see that the Recording Academy has paired Maroon 5 with Foster The People for a performance during the 2012 Grammy Awards. In the grand tradition of throwing seemingly unrelated acts on stage with one another, the two bands… More »

How Much Did Daft Punk’s ’87 Ferrari Sell For In That Japan Charity Auction, Anyway?

Robbie Daw | April 26, 2011 - 11:46 am

EMI has issued a press release that features some results of its charity auction for Japan disaster relief, in which the label says over 200 artists participated by donating personal items and memorabilia. Altogether, the label says its roster helped raise $940,000 for the Red Cross to use in supporting those affected by last month’s… More »

The Morning Mix: Miley Cyrus’ Late Night Out

Becky Bain | October 4, 2010 - 5:30 am

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus—who is still a teenager, in case you forgot—spent a weekday night at a 21-and-over, S&M-themed nightclub in West Hollywood, wearing a pair of jean shorts Daisy Duke would blush at. We’re sure she just got lost on the way to her Christian youth camp, right? [E! Online]… More »

Katy Perry Is One California Gurl Not On The Beach Boys’ Wishlist

Becky Bain | August 5, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Although there have been reports today that the Beach Boys are suing Katy Perry for ripping off their 1965 ode to West Coast gals (as Perry’s ubiquitous hit has the shared lyric “I wish they all could be California girls” at the end of the track), they’re only half right. It’s the Beach Boys’ label… More »

“All My Children” Tribute Videos Make Me Dream Of A Lucrative Soap-Blogging Career

Dan Gibson | April 24, 2009 - 2:45 pm

My on-and-off tenure at Idolator began in February 2007 (whoa), and it’s resulted in me being addicted to sharing my opinions with people. So I’ve been trying to find another blogging outlet since the bad news rolled down the hill here. Unfortunately, the odds of finding a music blog that would actually pay me are… More »

A Beach Boy Goes Disco

Lucas Jensen | October 9, 2008 - 2:30 am

Bruce Johnston is the perennial “Sixth Beach Boy,” so to speak, even though he’s been in the Beach Boys since 1965, when he replaced Glen Campbell (!) as the stand-in for Brian Wilson. Heckfire, he’s allegedly the guy who played Pet Sounds for the Beatles, and he sang on “California Girls,” so he’s a Beach… More »

Beach Boys Purists Have Team To Root Against In This Year’s NCAA Tournament

Maura | March 18, 2008 - 10:25 am

Say hello to the UCLA Bruins, who have a freshman named Kevin Love as their center. Why might some people who love the men who brought us “Fun, Fun, Fun” want to root for the team’s demise? More »

<em>Mario Paint</em> Brings English Comedians, Avant-Garde Composers, And Brian Wilson Together At Last

Jess Harvell | February 22, 2008 - 12:45 pm

In 1992, Nintendo released a program for its Super Nintendo system entitled Mario Paint, a cartridge bundled with a PC-style mouse that was probably ground zero for my interest in, um, digital art. But in addition to letting those without home computers sketch 16-bit masterpieces, Mario Paint also included a simple MIDI program that allowed… More »