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Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” premieres in September

Written by admin on July 22, 2014 – 7:45 pm -

The Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Brian Wilson

The movie, directed by Bill Pohlad and co-produced by Brian Wilson, follows Wilson’s life from the mid-1960s through to the early-1990s. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the young and older Brian Wilson, respectively, and Elizabeth Banks stars as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda. Paul Giamatti plays Wilson’s controversial therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy.

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Stars pay tribute to Darlene Love at Right to Rock benefit

Written by admin on October 18, 2013 – 7:39 pm -

Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Bill Medley, and Steven Van Zandt were among the stars who gathered in New York to pay tribute to Darlene Love at the fifth annual Right to Rock benefit on Thursday night.

The benefit, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street®, raised $850,000 for Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organisation that supports the teaching of music in public schools.

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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck to tour North America

Written by admin on August 5, 2013 – 1:51 pm -

Guitar legend Jeff Beck will join forces with Brian Wilson for an 18-city North American tour beginning on September 27 in Hollywood, Florida. Al Jardine and David Marks of the Beach Boys will also be on the tour.

Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson

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Beach Boys lost archives up for auction

Written by admin on April 20, 2013 – 7:18 pm -

A huge collection of Beach Boys memorabilia is up for auction by the London-based Fame Bureau. The items were apparently placed in a storage facility in Florida in the 1970s by a Beach Boys family member. The exciting find came to light when the storage company sold off the contents of the boxes because payments had not been made.

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Brian Wilson to write memoir

Written by admin on April 17, 2013 – 10:14 pm -

Brian Wilson has signed a deal with Da Capo Press to write his memoir. The Beach Boys legend will work on the book with Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal editor Jason Fine.

The press release promises that Wilson will:

“Describe, for the first time, the epic highs and lows of his life—from his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance, and the struggles he faced to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into experimental terrain to his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness with the support of his second wife, Melinda. He will share a new level of emotional honesty never before expressed in earlier books about him.”

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