The opening battle of the inaugural Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election revisits one of the most famous creative competitions in rock history: The Beatles vs. the Beach Boys. Each month, your votes will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Brian Wilson is to be the subject of a new biopic that is in the works. Named after a Wilson song, 'Love And Mercy' will attempt to cover Wilson's entire life, from the earliest days of the Beach Boys through his artistic and personal struggles and recoveries. There will be two actors playing the music legend. Although the elder Wilson role has not been filled, Paul Dano will play a young Wilson.
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).
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.
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.