Quote: "He had heard me sing at that point, I was so nervous... and he said, 'Paul Dano, you sing good (sic)'. I wanted to cry, it was the nicest thing I'd ever heard." Actor PAUL DANO grew emotional when he first met Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson, who he portrays in new movie biopic Love & Mercy.
Fact: Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Heart singer Ann Wilson and Wilson Phillips will be among the stars paying tribute to Beach Boys star Brian Wilson at an upcoming Los Angeles concert. Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson will take place at the Fonda Theatre on 30 March and benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which aids struggling musicians. The organisers have also put together tributes honouring Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones. Last year, they organised George Fest in honor of George Harrison, which featured Brian Wilson.
Fact: Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson has released the guest list for his new album No Pier Pressure and it includes tracks featuring Zooey Deschanel, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess and his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin. Contributions from Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey didn't make the cut.
Fact: The Killers star Brandon Flowers and Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson hit the high notes at a George Harrison tribute concert in Los Angeles on Sunday night (28Sep14). George Fest: A Night To Honour The Music of George Harrison also brought out rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and 'Weird Al' Yankovic. All proceeds from the gig benefited musicians' charity Sweet Relief.
Fact: Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has written the foreword for photographer and album cover artist Guy Webster's new book, Big Shots. The two men have been friends since Webster captured The Beach Boys on film in the mid-1960s. The book, which will launch with a gallery show at Mr. Musichead in Los Angeles next month (Oct14), also features contributions from Michelle Phillips and late The Doors star Ray Manzarek.
Fact: British supermodel Cara Delevingne is reportedly in talks to star in new Beach Boys musical All Summer Long. Actor John Stamos has re-teamed with his The Beach Boys: An American Family producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on the project and they are eyeing the 22 year old for a leading role, according to Deadline.com. Michael Sucsy will direct the film, which will be set in 1960s California.
Fact: Beach Boys star Mike Love was honoured with a special prize at the 2014 ELLA Awards in California on Thursday (20Feb14), when he was handed the Ella Award by the Society of Singers. During the show, he also performed with Van Halen singer David Lee Roth. The pair belted out Beach Boys classic California Girls.
Quote: "I was so excited because Pet Sounds (classic Beach Boys album) is one of my favourite records and it influenced pretty much all of my songwriting. All of the melody choices that I make are because of Pet Sounds." Katy Perry was overjoyed to meet Beach Boys star Brian Wilson backstage after they both appeared on U.S. talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (10Oct13).
Fact: Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is heading off on a joint tour of North America with Jeff Beck. The musicians, who recently collaborated in the studio, will kick off the trek on 27 September (13) in Florida and visit cities including Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts before concluding in Akron, Ohio on 27 October (13).
Fact: Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has returned to the studio the record new music with Jeff Beck and Al Jardine. The project, which will result in Wilson's 11th solo album, is the Good Vibrations hitmaker's first activity since he parted ways with the reunited Beach Boys following a 50th anniversary tour last year (12).
Fact: Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks is set to release his first album of new material since 1989. Songs Cycled will feature guest spots from Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno and Bird & the Bee star Inara George. The album will be released in May (13).
Fact: Fans can get their hands on this year's (12) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival tickets on Saturday (25Feb12), just one week after organisers were forced to shut down purchasing due to overwhelming demand and technical problems. The highly-anticipated four-day event will kick off in Tennessee in June (12) with headliners Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the newly-reunited Beach Boys.
Quote: "(They) asked me to be a part of the show... I feel very honoured." John Stamos is delighted to be joining The Beach Boys at their 50th anniversary shows this year (12). The actor/musician has often played drums for the legendary band in the past.
Fact: The original recording sessions from the Beach Boys' legendary 'lost' album Smile have got a release date - they will go on sale on 31 October (11).
Fact: Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines has recorded a cover of the Beach Boys' God Only Knows for the series finale of hit TV drama Big Love. The track, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith on drums, marks her first release since 2006's Grammy-winning Chicks album Taking the Long Way.
Tweet: "And just to be clear...no one is suing anyone. The press just loves to once again fabricate & exaggerate stories to get hits or sell papers." Katy Perry clears up confusing rumours that executives at THE Beach Boys' record label are taking legal action over her hit track CALIFORNIA GURLS.
Quote: "He was a mad Beach Boys fan. He would have left The Who at the drop of a hat to join the Beach Boys. Even at our height, when the Beach Boys were on their way down and the Who were at the top of the world, if the Beach Boys had asked him to drum for them, he would have gone." Roger Daltrey reveals late bandmate Keith Moon was a huge Beach Boys fan.
Quote: "I have auditory hallucinations, I hear voices saying derogatory things, like I'm terrible and I'm going to die, and they're usually worse in the afternoon." Beach Boys star Brian Wilson on his lifelong battle with schizophrenia.
Quote: "Hearing praise for Pet Sounds never gets old. The harmonies on that album are really good and the background orchestration stands out too. It was a great-sounding album." Beach Boys star Brian Wilson on why his band's ground-breaking 1966 LP has stood the test of time.
Quote: <p>"I think it's the best thing I have ever done. I like the songs on it and it sounds real nice." THE Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson proudly counts his own album SMILE among his favourite discs. Smile was originally set to be the follow-up to 1966's Pet Sounds, but was only recently released. </p>
Fact: <p>ROGER LOVE, the voice coach who trained Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for new movie Walk the Line, also helped EARTH, WIND + FIRE, THE JACKSON 5 and THE Beach Boys hit the high notes. </p>