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NEWS & UPDATES

NOTE: This space is devoted to news/updates and information on the Beach Boys that appears in news outlets around the world.  The Beach Boys have entered public consciousness to such a degree that new bands are compared with them, their songs are played at numerous functions, and their names are frequently mentioned in the same breath with Summer, the California dream, and of course, surfing and cars.  Since I began collecting these stories, I've been amazed at how far and how deeply the Beach Boys' influence has penetrated.  Their music has reshaped people's ideas of American Pop Music and the subjects they sang about continue to resonate worldwide.  Check here to read what is being said about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and for news of updates to this site.


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May 25, 2018

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                                                jambands.com

The Beach Boys Announce Summer Tour

jambands.com
The Beach Boys have been synonymous with 4th of July and performing on the West Lawn for decades now. It is an enormous source of pride. This summer our ...
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                                                State Journal-Register

The Beach Boys mark first national tour at Robin Roberts Stadium

The State Journal-Register
For the first national touring event at Robin Roberts Stadium, Todd Miller wanted to bring in a classic. The Beach Boys will be playing a two-hour concert at the ...
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                                                Tehachapi News

'Wouldn't It Be Nice': Beach Boys returning to Kern County Fair along ...

Tehachapi News
The Kern County Fair will open this fall with "Good Vibrations" courtesy of a performance by the Beach Boys, who return to the Budweiser Pavilion on Sept. 19.
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                                                Times

Memorable Memorial Day weekend

Illinois Times
Then there's this band called The Beach Boys playing Friday night at Robin Roberts Stadium (near Lanphier High School). According to the Beach Boys Fan ...
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                                                Valley One

Brian Wilson to perform Pet Sounds in Kingston

Hudson Valley One
The Bardavon presents Brian Wilson performing the Beach Boys' epochal classic Pet Sounds with former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin at the ...

Keith Adkins to perform at casino in August

Bradford Era
Formed in 1965, Papa Doo Run Run not only sound like The Beach Boys, they have toured with them and have filled in as part of their band over the years.

Rugby teams go head to head in Okinawa

DVIDS (press release)
In the second half, the Beach Boys took control. No matter how hard the Kaijus played, they couldn't stop the Beach Boys' momentum, leading to the Beach Boys ...
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                                                Daily Times

Summer concerts and events at Freeman Stage, Rehoboth, Bethany

Delmarva Daily Times
19: "Mary Poppins" by Clear Space Theatre Company. 20: The Celtic Tenors. 24: Straight No Chaser. 27: Tusk. August. 3: The Beach Boys. 6: The Piano Guys.
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                                                iHeartRadio

30 Of The Best Lyrics About Summer

iHeartRadio
For all intents and purposes, the Beach Boys are summer. So this image of the band prepping to surf and longing for warmth — backed up by their iconic '60s ...
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                                                Times

Heavy on classic acts, Melody Tent schedule mixes music, comedy

Cape Cod Times
Boz Scaggs, Melissa Etheridge, Eddie Money, the Beach Boys and the Four Tops are among the hitmakers making return visits this summer to the Cape Cod ...


May 24, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  Quite possibly my favorite all-time Beach Boys record.
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                                                Mirror

Forever summer: Community tribute concert honors the Beach Boys

Altoona Mirror
Leave winter behind and warm the spirit through the iconic sounds of “Forever Summer,” a community tribute concert celebrating the music of The Beach Boys, ...
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                                                Bakersfield Californian

"Wouldn't It Be Nice": Beach Boys returning to Kern County Fair along ...

The Bakersfield Californian
The Kern County Fair will open this fall with "Good Vibrations" courtesy of a performance by the Beach Boys, who return to the Budweiser Pavilion on Sept. 19.
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                                                Sacramento Bee (blog)

This historic Sacramento theater will get an $11 million facelift

Sacramento Bee (blog)
... ballet and the philharmonic, but that we will return the building to its former glory when The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys played there,” Hansen said.
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                                                Billboard

A Flock of Seagulls Talk Reunion, Orchestral Album & the Day They ...

Billboard
... strangely satisfying late-career choice for bands: A symphonically augmented hits album (The Beach Boys and Foreigner have recently gone the same route).
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                                                Daily News

Naples, drink pink: Rosé wine is coming on big because it can be

Naples Daily News
People old enough to remember AM radio and the Beach Boys topping the charts also remember the rosés largely available in the U.S then: sugar-laden ...
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                                                Chicago

Reverb expands Roscoe Village HQ in preparation for big hiring plans

Built In Chicago
Each new meeting room has its own mural, and over 50 canvas pieces, featuring artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Beyonce, hang on the walls.
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Ash talk Star Wars, Father Ted and the Troubles

RTE.ie
It sounds like The Beach Boys and The Ramones jamming with The Undertones down among the dunes - a fizzy sugar bomb of great tunes primed for an ...
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                                                Sun

3 THINGS TO DO This Week

Walton Sun
Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of free music with Sun, Surf & Sand (Music of The Beach Boys) from 7-9 p.m. May 28 on East Long Green in ...
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                                                Classic Rock

Top 5 Greatest American Bands: Readers' Poll

Ultimate Classic Rock
... Aerosmith and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and Creedence Clearwater Revival); left-field choices like War and Funkadelic; ...
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                                                Colonist

Small Screen: American Idol winner, runnerup sing duet in finale

Times Colonist
... been a fan favourite since the start of the season, wowing with folk-pop renditions of classic songs by The Beach Boys, Sinead O'Connor and The Bangles.


May 23, 2018

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                                                Tribune

Iowa native Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol'

Chicago Tribune
The results are in on the rebooted "American Idol" and the winning contestant is... Maddie Poppe. From the moment 20-year old Iowa native Poppe auditioned ...

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                                                Tribune

Lambs Farm car show awards 25 trophies

Chicago Tribune
... cookies, beer and McMeins' husband, Michael McMeins, will serve as DJ playing car-related tunes including “Little Deuce Coupe,” by the Beach Boys.
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                                                Minnesota / WCCO

From Tower Of Power To Har Mar Superstar, Here's The State Fair ...

CBS Minnesota / WCCO
The State Fair Grandstand concert roster this year includes performances by Niall Horan, The Beach Boys, 311, The Offspring, Boy George, The B-52's, and ...
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Alabama man mixed sound for stars from Prince to Frank Zappa

AL.com
In rapid succession they made him chief engineer of the remote truck, and then we did two or three dates on (The Beach Boys') "Pet Sounds" tour, three dates on ...
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Former Valeant executive is found guilty in kickback scheme

STAT
The federal officials alleged that the men communicated using fake identities, such as Brian Wilson, who was a co-founder of The Beach Boys. The relationship ...
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                                                Southern

HerrinFesta Italiana runs through Memorial Day. Here's what's on tap.

The Southern
... Mike Renick Band and The Beach Boys, gates open at 6 p.m., Piazza Stage; The Deplorables, 8 p.m., Giardino Tent. Sunday, May 27: HerrinFesta Car Show, ...
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                                                County News Herald

First-ever Spring Fling event held

Iosco County News Herald
Among other songs, they performed some of the Beach Boys' hits, including “Help Me Rhonda”, and “Good Vibrations.” The Spring Fling Concert showcased ...
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                                                Finance

And the winner of 'American Idol' Season 16 is …

Yahoo Finance
... Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Sinead O'Connor, or the Beach Boys. In a season filled with brash belters, her warm, gentle, less-is-more approach stood out.
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'American Idol' Crowns Winner (And a Surprise Couple!)

Decider
Among Poppe's winning performances was her rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's “Homeward Bound” and “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. Poppe's prize ..


May 22, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on Open Mic: He's EXPLODING with charisma!  (Nice harmonies too)

SiriusXM Giving Listeners "Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel"

PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that The Beach Boys, the groundbreaking and GRAMMY Award®-winning American ...
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SiriusXM To Air Beach Boys Channel All Summer

All Access Music Group
SIRIUSXM will air an all-BEACH BOYS channel for the SUMMER, starting THURSDAY (5/24). "GOOD VIBRATIONS: THE BEACH BOYS CHANNEL" will include ...
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                                                Television

SiriusXM giving listeners Good Vibrations

Advanced Television
US digital radio service SiriusXM has revealed that American rock band The Beach Boys are to launch an exclusive full-time summer-long SiriusXM channel, ...
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                                                Music Universe.

SiriusXM launching summer Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel

The Music Universe.
SiriusXM has announced that The Beach Boys will launch an exclusive full-time summer-long SiriusXM channel, Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel, ...
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                                                TODAY

Maddie Poppe deserves to be your next 'American Idol,' but can she ...

USA TODAY
... The Jungle Book as she can leave you breathless with haunting renditions of The Beach Boys (God Only Knows) and Simon & Garfunkel (Homeward Bound).
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                                                Advocate

Indie rock band Grizzly Bear to perform in September in Lafayette ...

The Advocate
Imagine if the Beach Boys decided to go to a goth party instead of surfing U.S.A., and you'll get a good grasp of the band's sound. Throughout its career, Grizzly ...
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                                                James Plaindealer

Cars We Remember: Big block 396 Chevy engines and the Mystery ...

St. James Plaindealer
... 402 inches as Chevy decided not to mess with the wildly popular "396" moniker that was now as popular as the 409 that The Beach Boys made famous.
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Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's Returns to Touring This Summer

Parade
We grew up in California and were influenced by the Beach Boys and the Beatles—always more melodic. As the Go-Go's, we opened up radio for more female ...
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                                                Live Music

Jim James Announces Intimate “Uniform Distortion” Shows

Live for Live Music
Following the release of Tribute To 2 in December of 2017—in which he played tribute to The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and more—Jim James' ...

From neanderthals to robots: the history of human speech

New Statesman
More complex electronics enabled bands such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys, and more recently Kraftwerk, Cher, and Björk, to distort their voices in ...


May 21, 2018
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive-In:  A full live concert video from 1988!
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                                                DesMoinesRegister.com

'American Idol': A look back at the judges' comments to Iowan Maddie ...

DesMoinesRegister.com
... you're great with all the instrumentation, I just want to hear a record of yours real quick, so whatever happens, put it out." "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys ...
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                                                City Star

Maiden voyage of sailor-themed Jimmy Buffett tour is a pleasure ...

Kansas City Star
An unusual array of cover songs ranged from inspired (the Beach Boys' “Sail On, Sailor”) to dull (Van Morrison's “Brown Eyed Girl”). Buffett, a trustworthy ...
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                                                Indianapolis Star

Varvel: Fun, Fun, Fun at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Star
Gary Varvel rewrites the lyrics to the Beach Boys hit "Fun Fun Fun" and sings in this animation for the Indy 500. This video was created in 2007 Gary Varvel.
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                                                GQ

The fifth Beatle, Derek Taylor

British GQ
Promoting The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Captain Beefheart, among others, Taylor found himself surrounded by the counterculture in 1966. He was behind the ...
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                                                Green Daily News

Book review: 'The Vinyl Dialogues, Volume IV'

Bowling Green Daily News
An ardent supporter of the local music scene in Philadelphia, his favorite bands are the Beach Boys, Hall & Oates and America. On a more personal level, I have ...
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                                                Indianapolis Star

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Danica Patrick's last Indy 500

Indianapolis Star
I rewrote the lyrics to the Beach Boys' classic, "Fun, Fun, Fun." And yes, that is me singing all of the parts in the video. Special thanks to my music producer, Van ...
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                                                Haven Register

Top 50 New Haven: Generations of rock stars lit up the Elm City

New Haven Register
The following month, on Oct. 21, Koplik brought in the Beach Boys to christen the Coliseum. “It was a great show,” Koplik said. “The Beach Boys in the early '70s ...
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                                                Advocate

Jazz man Bill Grimes: '... the best job you can have is to do something ...

The Advocate
... is a composer and arranger with some 300 pieces in various musical genres that have been performed by everyone from string quartets to the Beach Boys.

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