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Brian Wilson’s Guest-Packed New Album Grew Out of Beach Boys Disappointment

Brian Wilson turned to guest collaborators on his upcoming solo project after the Beach Boys' 2012 reunion fell apart.

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The Beach Boys, ‘Made in California’ – Album Review

The Beach Boys' 2012 reunion album was released during the group's 50th-anniversary celebration. But more than just marking a milestone, 'That's Why God Made the Radio' strapped itself into a time capsule and did its best to rocket itself back to 1962 or at least to 1967 (or maybe 1972).

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Mike Love Wasn’t Happy With the Beach Boys Reunion

Plenty of Beach Boys fans are disappointed with the way the band's much-ballyhooed 50th-anniversary tour, which ended with Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks "fired" from the lineup, and Mike Love continuing to perform with his own version of the group. But as it turns out, Love has been feeling pretty let down about their reunion almost since it started.

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Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys

Last year, as the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour wrapped up, Mike Love announced that the group would be hitting the road again, but without original members Al Jardine, David Marks and leader Brian Wilson. This pretty much amounted to being fired, Wilson said at the time. ''I don't know how that sacking controversy started," Love recently told The Daily Star. "I'd love to work with Brian again."

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Beach Boys ‘Made In California’ Box Set Announced

Last year, as the Beach Boys kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration, a multi-disc box set was supposed to be part of that. It was put on hold, until now.

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Brian Wilson To Hit The Road with Fellow Beach Boys David Marks and Al Jardine

Not one to let Mike Love have the upper hand, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson is hitting the road with fellow Beach Boys members David Marks and Al Jardine this summer. The trio have announced seven dates (listed below), with a promise of more to follow.

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Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Confirmed For Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp

Earlier this month, it was announced that Def Leppard would be joining Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas from April 4 through 7. Just yesterday, two other music heavyweights have been confirmed for the April 18 through 21 edition of the camp: Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck.

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James Taylor and Former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s Movie ‘Two-Lane Blacktop’ Reissued

A cult classic almost since its release more than 40 years ago, director Monte Hellman's 'Two-Lane Blacktop' -- featuring James Taylor and former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson in their only acting roles -- is getting the deluxe reissue treatment today (Jan. 8).

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30 Years Ago: Brian Wilson Fired from the Beach Boys

Last month, we watched the happy vibes surrounding the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour evaporate amidst reports that Mike Love had dismissed Brian Wilson and Al Jardine from the lineup. Of course, this isn't the first time Wilson and Jardine have been fired from the band; in fact, Wilson was shown the door 30 years ago today (Nov. 5).

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The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Tour DVD

The Beach Boys captured highlights of their 50th anniversary tour for a new DVD and Blu-ray set to be released on Nov. 20. 'The Beach Boys: Live in Concert -- 50th Anniversary Tour' features 21 well-known hits and new songs from their 'That's Why God Made the Radio' album released earlier this year.

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’

The Beach Boys reunion hit a snag when vocalist Mike Love decided to keep the band out on tour this fall, but not with the full lineup. Brian Wilson is one of the three members who toured this summer but who weren't invited to be part of the fall run, and the co-vocalist has responded to Love's comments that he didn't "fire" the other members.

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Beach Boys’ Mike Love Plans Tour Without Key Band Members

The final notes are set to ring out on the Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour this week in London, but discontent is starting to set in amidst talk that singer Mike Love intends to tour under the Beach Boys name without guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks and co-vocalist Brian Wilson.

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