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Dennis Wilson

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Five Songs Written By People You'd Never Expect

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    For Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Life's a (Busy) Beach

    He may be 71 years old, but Head Beach Boy Brian Wilson might be busier today than at any point in his career. Having already completed the band's 50th anniversary reunion tour and new studio record last year, he's now on the road with two of the Boys (Al Jardine and David Marks) and guitar virtuoso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Bizarre Beach Boys '76 TV Special Is Must-Have For Fans

    The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Tour Eagle Rock Entertainment, $14.97, 50 mins. The title here is a bit of a misnomer. This is not a full concert video, but rather the 1976 NBC-TV special screened on the heels of the "Brian is Back!" PR campaign. It marked the head Beach Boy's return to live perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Five Most Disappointing Goth Albums: The Cure, Wild Mood Swings

    All this week we're looking back over albums by undeniable goth icons and talk about their failures. As we proved in Monday's entry in the series, the mid-'90s wasn't an easy time for the pioneers of the goth genre. On the one hand they were reasonably secure as established and proven acts, but on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Horror Business: The Top 5 Most Evil Rock Stars

    Halloween and rock and roll go together like peanut butter and jelly. Something about darkened rooms filled with outlandish costumes and screaming girls, we guess. Some of the rock's most ghoulish stars are also its most fun, as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will no doubt prove once again at Reliant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Squeezing the Lemon: Led Zeppelin & the 10 Most Shocking Rock and Roll Reunions

    Five years ago this week, Led Zeppelin fans young and old squeezed their pants full of lemon juice when the band's three surviving golden gods -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - announced that they'd be reuniting for a one-off concert in London. John Bonham's son Jason would man the s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    The Beach Boys' Endless Summer

    Surviving bandmates reunite for a 50th-anniversary tour.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Secret History of "You Are So Beautiful"

    Six years ago today, on June 6, 2006, the world lost Houston-born musician Billy Preston. The session man, kind soul and all-around secret weapon was in the mix for some of the best and brightest moments of rock's heyday. The man backed up Little Richard and Sam Cooke, and as a child prodigy he play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Beach Boys Reunion Tour Hits Woodlands June 8

    Dave Matthews Band opens new tour at Pavilion May 18 The Beach Boys, one of the most popular and celebrated bands to come out of America in the past century, announced a reunion tour this week, with Houston getting a set from Brian Wilson and the gang Friday, June 8 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Blue Letter: The 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Deep Tracks

    Fleetwood Mac is perhaps the most distinct and musically diverse bands around. What started out as a British blues band headed by drummer Mick Fleetwood and lead singer/guitarist Peter Green became a pop/rock powerhouse with the addition of guitar virtuoso Lindsey Buckingham and his then-girlfriend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    No-Fun Number Ones: The Worst Chart Toppers Since Tiffany

    It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Last Night: Arctic Monkeys At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Arctic Monkeys, Young Buffalo House of Blues August 3, 2011 See the Arctic Monkeys' chav-y chic in our slideshow. Five years since their first stateside splash in February 2006 with their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, we've watched the Arctic Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Paul Revere & The Raiders: From Batman To Manson

    ​With their bright Revolutionary War-style outfits, tri-cornered hats, and energetic antics, Paul Revere and the Raiders were certainly one of the most visual pop/garage rock bands of the 1960s. But beyond that aspect laid a tight, five-piece combo who notched up a string of hits ("Kicks," "Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Rock Stars' Troublesome Family and Friends

    ​Wednesday, the NAACP released an extensive, in-depth study of the main six groups which provide the lion's share of support for the infamous Tea Party movement, and the results of their study are not encouraging. It chronicles a great deal of cross-pollination between Tea Party and white supr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Radar Eyes: Peeking Under Shakes Gown

    SAN FRANCISCO -> BERLIN -> SAN FRANCISCO -> BEYOND!!! Chris Rolls is the mastermind behind the high-energy San Francisco music machine known as Shakes Gown. Radar Eyes: Name, social security no., purpose for living, etc. Shakes Gown: Chris Rolls, and my purpose is to procreate... or so ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    The Beach Boys

    Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace of a Musical Legacy (Capitol)

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Shored Up

    Brian Wilson returns from hell to inhabit a self he hasn't seen since the '60s

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2000

    Watt Go Surfing Now

    The Beach Boys

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Beach Gents

    Good ole vibrations from the Beach Boys this summer

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