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Judge Throws Out Part Of Beach Boy Lawsuit

LATEST: A Los Angeles judge has dismissed part of former BEACH BOY MIKE LOVE's $2 million (GBP1.1 million) lawsuit against ex-bandmate AL JARDINE. Legal papers filed by Love in 2003 allege Jardine has illegally performed...

Emi Bosses Sue Beatles/beach Boys Tribute Act

Lawyers for the BEATLES' publisher, EMI, have been instructed to thwart producer CLAYTON COUNTS from recording and releasing mashups of Fab Four and BEACH BOYS records. Counts has been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit...

Beach Boys Sued

American pop veterans THE BEACH BOYS are being countersued by a private collector accused of stealing memorabilia of the 1960s stars. ROY SCIACCA insists he paid for the souvenirs at liquidation sales in the 1980s,...

Grohl Is A Dad

FOO FIGHTERS star DAVE GROHL's wife JORDYN BLUM gave birth to the couple's first child, VIOLET MAYE, in Los Angeles on Saturday (15APR06). Violet, named after Grohl's grandmother, weighed in at six pounds, 15 ounces...

Bangles Star Hoffs' Sweet Return To The Sixties

The BANGLES star SUSANNA HOFFS and cult singer/songwriter MATTHEW SWEET have teamed up to become the new SONNY and CHER with a new duets album. The odd couple are longtime friends and they're now...

Blake Illustrates For Beach Boys

THE BEACH BOYS have commissioned SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND artwork creator SIR PETER BLAKE to provide illustrations for a limited edition version of their classic album PET SOUNDS. Blake befriended SURFIN' USA...

Beach Boys Sue Over Memorabilia 'Theft'

THE BEACH BOYS have filed a $20 million (GBP11.2 million) lawsuit against two men they accuse of stealing recordings and memorabilia with the intention of auctioning them off. The GOD ONLY KNOWS band claims...

Summer Of Love Still Number One

The Summer Of Love has been voted the greatest year in pop music's history, with BBC Radio 2 listeners deciding 1967 still reigns supreme. 1967 was the year THE BEATLES set new standards with...

The Beach Boys Face Legal Action Over Memorabilia Claim

Pop legends THE BEACH BOYS are facing legal action after incorrectly claiming rare memorabilia being sold at auction was stolen from them. The PET SOUNDS hitmakers threatened a civil suit against auction house Cooper...

Beach Boy Love Sues Wilson

Former BEACH BOYS frontman MIKE LOVE is suing his ex-bandmate BRIAN WILSON, over the star's 2004 release of the famously-unfinished SMILE album. Love filed suit in Los Angeles Federal Court this week (ends04NOV05), alleging...

Auction House Denies Selling Beach Boys 'Stolen Goods'

A London auction house has denied claims it is selling items stolen from pop legends THE BEACH BOYS. The band have threatened a civil suit against Cooper Owen, alleging 28 lots intended for sale...

Stars Communist Files Revealed

Late screen siren MARILYN MONROE was a suspected communist and tracked by the FBI. Newly-released documents reveal Monroe was just a number of stars the Federal Bureau of Investigation kept files on - including...

Mccartney: 'Lennon Always Topped Me'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY insists he shared a fiercely competitive relationship with JOHN LENNON even after THE BEATLES split up. The 61-year-old rocker recalls how the pair jousted creatively in a flurry of ongoing musical...

Old-timers Team Up For Hurricane Katrina Benefit

The BEACH BOYS, FRANKIE VALLI and surf guitar legend DICK DALE are set to join forces to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The old-timers will perform classic hits at a benefit...

Dr Moog Dies

Synthesiser pioneer DR ROBERT MOOG has died from brain cancer aged 71 at his North Carolina home. The musical inventor shot to fame when WALTER CARLOS used the Moog synthesiser on his...

Super Furry Animals Confused By Beach Boys Influence

Welsh rockers SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are amazed they have been described at "THE BEACH BOYS on acid" - because the PET SOUNDS hitmakers were famously under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs in the latter half...

Backstreet Boys Will Always Be Boys

Pop sensations BACKSTREET BOYS refuse to change their name to BACKSTREET MEN - despite some of the band being in their 30s. Singer NICK CARTER protests that although their title may seem ironic now,...

Beach Boys Monument Vandalised

A new historical landmark dedicated to the BEACH BOYS last month (MAY05) in California has already become the target of graffiti vandals. The city of Hawthorne quickly removed paint scrawled on the monument last...

Wilson Returns Home To Sing

BRIAN WILSON will celebrate the launch of a new BEACH BOYS monument at the site of his childhood California home with a special live performance. The 20 May (05) event will be held on...

Wilson To Release Christmas Album

BRIAN WILSON is working on a new Christmas album packed with festive favourites for release this year (05). It will be the rocker's first yuletide release since THE BEACH BOYS CHRISTMAS ALBUM hit the...

Slated Beach Boys Musical To Close

The musical based on the music of THE BEACH BOYS is being abandoned just three months after opening on New York's Broadway. GOOD VIBRATIONS, which opened in February (05) and closes on Sunday (24APR05),...

Flaming Lips Star Fears Meeting Same Tragedy As Beach Boy

FLAMING LIPS star STEVEN DROZD is determined to avoid meeting the same alcohol-fuelled fate of BEACH BOYS legend DENNIS WILSON - as he approaches the late drummer's fateful age. The 35-year-old LATE NIGHT TALES...

Tweedy Links Wilco Fans To Smile Fanatics

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY has no idea what kind of person ends up a fan of his cult band, but thinks an obsession with hunting down classic lost albums has something to do with it....

Brian Wilson To Play Roskilde

BEACH BOYS co-founder BRIAN WILSON has signed up to play at Denmark's annual ROSKILDE FESTIVAL this summer (05). Other artists scheduled to play perform at the musical spectacular, which runs from 30 June until...

Golden Voiced Tell Laura I Love Her Singer Dies

Sixties teen icon RAY PETERSON has died at his home in Smyrna, Tennessee, after losing a lengthy battle with cancer. The TELL LAURA I LOVE HER singer, who was dubbed `the golden voice of...

Beach Boys' Love Denies Hating Pet Sounds

THE BEACH BOYS vocalist MIKE LOVE was fully supportive of their seminal work PET SOUNDS - contrary to stories he loathed the album. The GOOD VIBRATIONS musician, 63, played a pivotal role in constructing...

Doris Day's Son Dies

DORIS DAY's producer and songwriter son TERRY MELCHER, who helped shape 1960s California surf rock, died on Friday (19N0V04) after a long battle with skin cancer melanoma. He was 62. Melcher co-wrote the hit...

Beach Boys Honoured

Surf rock icons the BEACH BOYS are to be honoured in their home city of Hawthorne, California, with a new statue. Local councillors plan to erect the monument to honour local heroes BRIAN, CARL...

Beach Boys Wait 37 Years To Release Album

The BEACH BOYS have waited a staggering 37 years to release their legendary lost album SMILE because it was too ahead of its time - and they're anxious about its reception when it hits record...

Quiz Show Host Recalls Beatles' Hollywood Shows In Memoirs

American quiz show host BOB EUBANKS has revealed he remortgaged his home to bring THE BEATLES to Los Angeles in a new biography, IT'S THE BOOK, BOB!. The host of top-rated THE NEWLYWED GAME...

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