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The Queen Was A Secret Wham! Fan

Queen Elizabeth II was a secret Wham! fan.The 'Last Christmas' hitmakers' late manager Bryan Morrison revealed in his recently posthumously published memoir, 'Have a Cigar!', that Her Majesty asked to meet George Michael - who...

Brian Wilson Pays Tribute To Guitarist Nicky Wonder

Brian Wilson has paid tribute to his long-time guitarist Nicky Wonder after he died aged 59.The Beach Boys star is in a ''state of shock'' after the Wondermits co-founder, who was part of Brian's touring...

Brian Wilson Set To Return To Road After Mental Health Struggle

Brian Wilson is returning to the road after struggling with his mental health.The Beach Boys legend was due to head out on the 'Pet Sounds' and 'Greatest Hits Live' tours in June, but he postponed...

Bruce Johnston: I Was Appalled Brian Wilson Took Drugs

Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston was ''appalled'' when his former bandmate Brian Wilson started taking drugs.The 75-year-old singer-and-songwriter - who was addicted to LSD - has often spoken about his regret of taking psychedelic drugs due...

Keith Moon Sent Letter To Beach Boys Asking To Join As Drummer

Keith Moon once sent a letter to the Beach Boys asking to be their drummer. The late sticksman for The Who - who died of a drug overdose on September 7, 1978, when he was...

Beach Boys' Mike Love Not A Fan Of Chart Music

Beach Boys' Mike Love isn't interested in chasing chart hits.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers' co-founder - who is joined by Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine in the legendary group - has revealed he's not...

Lionel Richie's Endless Diana Ross Plea

Lionel Richie claimed he's been asking Diana Ross to perform 'Endless Love' with him for ''37 years'' as he played the Hampton Court Palace Festival in London on Wednesday night (06.06.18).The two music legends recorded...

Janelle Monae Announces UK Dirty Computer Tour Dates

Janelle Monae is bringing her 'Dirty Computer Tour' to the UK.The 32-year-old singer-and-actress has announced two dates at Manchester Academy on September 10 and London's Roundhouse on September 11, all in support of her...

Biffy Clyro Twins' 'Jaws Dropped' When Simon Neil Suggested God Only Knows

Biffy Clyro twins Ben and James Johnston's ''jaws dropped'' when frontman Simon Neil revealed he wanted the band to cover Beach Boys' hit 'God Only Knows'.The 'Wolves of Winter' rockers needed a song for their...

Beach Boys Want Brian Wilson Reunion At Glastonbury

Beach Boys want to reunite with Brian Wilson at Glastonbury.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers' co-founder Mike Love, Brian's cousin, last performed with his relative and bandmates - Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - in 2012...

Beach Boys Announce Orchestra Album

Beach Boys are releasing an album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.The 'I Get Around' hitmakers - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - have had their tracks refreshed with the symphonic arrangements...

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour To Undergo Back Surgery

Brian Wilson has postponed his May tour dates to undergo emergency back surgery.The Beach Boys legend was due to continue the 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performances' run - to mark the 50th anniversary of the...

Janelle Monae's Album Features Brian Wilson And Pharrell

Janelle Monae's new album features The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.The 32-year-old singer-and-actress unveiled the full track-listing for her third studio album 'Dirty Computer' last night (24.04.18) through an interactive website, which requires fans to type...

Sir Tom Jones Announces Two Nights At Hampton Court Palace Festival

Sir Tom Jones will perform two nights at Hampton Court Palace Festival.The 77-year-old music legend shows no signs of slowing down as he is set to play consecutive nights in the stunning grounds of the...

Paloma Faith Announced For Hampton Court Palace Festival

Paloma Faith has been added to the line-up for Hampton Court Palace Festival.The 'Crybaby' hitmaker will perform in the stunning grounds of the royal palace in London on June 8.The former 'The Voice UK' coach...

Brian Wilson Finally Gets A In Music

Brian Wilson has finally had his high school music grade changed from an F to a more deserving A.The Beach Boys icon has delighted fans with timeless classics like 'Good Vibrations', 'Sloop John B' and...

Gary Barlow Announces Second Hampton Court Palace Festival Date

Gary Barlow has announced a second concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival next year after the first night sold out in under an hour.The Take That star will perform at Base Court - one of...

Noel Gallagher Hates 'Overrated' Brian Wilson

Noel Gallagher has insisted Brian Wilson is ''overrated'', adding that he ''hates'' the Beach Boys legend.The Britpop icon took aim at the 'Good Vibrations' hitmaker in a scathing attack when his own experimental arrangements on...

The Beach Boys, Queen And Foo Fighters' Version Of Holy Man Barred From Release

A reworked Beach Boys song featuring members of Queen and Foo Fighters has been blocked from being released following a legal dispute. The supergroup have been working on updating 'Holy Man', which was co-written by...

Brian Wilson Could Have Been A Baseball Player

Brian Wilson believes he would have been a baseball player if he hadn't made it as a musician.The Beach Boys legend is one of the most revered rock songwriters in history but if his life...

Chuck Berry Died From Natural Causes

Chuck Berry died from natural causes.The rock 'n' roll legend passed away at his home in Missouri on Saturday (18.03.17) at the age of 90, but there will be no post-mortem examination carried out because...

Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson And More Pay Tribute To Chuck Berry

Tributes have continued to flood in for the late Chuck Berry from the likes of Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and Ronnie Wood.The rock 'n' roll legend passed away on Saturday (19.03.17) at the age of...

John Legend To Perform In Memoriam Song At The Grammys

The singer/songwriter will be joined by Broadway star Cynthia Erivo as the music world remembers the performers, producers and moguls who have passed away in the last year. The Recording Academy officials...

Brian Wilson Announces UK Pet Sounds Shows

Brian Wilson has added two UK 'Pet Sounds' 50th anniversary dates to his world tour.The Beach Boys legend will perform at London's Eventim Apollo on August 1 and Sheffield City Hall on August 3 to...

Chuck Berry Announces First New Album Since 1979

Chuck Berry is releasing his first new studio album for 38 years.The music legend turned 90 on Tuesday (18.10.16) and to mark the milestone birthday he's announced his 18th LP 'Chuck' is being released in...

Brian Wilson: 'I'm All Clean After Giving Up Alcohol Over Three Years Ago'

The 74-year-old musician experimented heavily with acid and other types of psychedelics during his heyday in the 1960s, kickstarting a lifelong battle with addiction, and the last thing he had to give up...

Brian Wilson Extends 50th Anniversary 'Pet Sounds' Tour Into 2017

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has decided that he's not ready to quit the road just yet, and has added more than 30 new dates to his already extensive 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performance...

Mike Love: 'Manson Family Killer Looked After My Kids'

In his new memoir, Good Vibrations, the singer explains he hired incarcerated killer Susan Atkins to look after his children in the late 1960s. Atkins was among those involved in a cult-led...

Brian Wilson's Keyboardist Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

The multi-instrumentalist, who has toured with the Beach Boys star since 1998 and co-produced his solo albums, was convicted of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery in April (16), following a week-long trial...

Brian Wilson On His Drugs Downfall

The 73-year-old musician, most famous for his pioneering work with the Beach Boys, spent much of his younger life as a recluse after developing schizophrenia in the 1960s. The condition means he hears voices, but...

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