Posted in music | tour dates on February 14, 2012

Beach Boys @ The Grammys
Beach Boys

Though the Bonnaroo lineup won't be announced until later today (via Spotify), Knoxville.com has supposedly leaked some of it via a photo gallery which includes Beach Boys, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Phish, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, Black Star, Skrillex, Punch Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Flogging Molly, Feist and Aziz Ansari. We can't know for sure if this is all correct, but I did hear that the Beach Boys were playing, and many of those bands have been rumored for a while, and the Beach Boys have promised more dates, so... well, we'll see soon! UPDATE: Yep, they are!

If it is all true, I really hope that this time Foster the People stay off the Beach Boys' stage unlike at the Grammys, as you can watch below...

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Comments (149)

Brian Wilson's working with Mike Love again?

I can't believe it; Brian's having a stellar solo career, and Mike Love is the all-time king-ruler-champion-messiah of disgusting scumbags.

Why?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:33 AM

1133 because they hate you baw baw baw

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:39 AM

This performance was depressing. Brian looks totally lost, like he wants to be anywhere else but on that stage. Its cruel to force a mentally disabled individual into the spotlight in order to try to reclaim some former glory and cash.

Good to see Al Jardine though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:41 AM

Wow 11:33, wicked burn. Are you a writer for SNL? Because you're almost as funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:42 AM

^Oops, I meant 11:39.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:43 AM

Hi there... I composed half of "Good Vibrations"...

Posted by Terry Bradshaw | February 14, 2012 11:45 AM

Mike Love's done everything he could to exploit Brian for years. At least Brian Wilson's solo band seemed friendly, positive, and sympathetic to his particular needs.

I didn't see that Grammy performance, and I don't want to.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:45 AM

Let me take you to a place I know.......

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:49 AM

Mike Love at 71 singing "When I Grow Up to be a Man' is not a pretty picture and since his voice is shot it won't be a pretty sound either.

Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:53 AM

11.39 IS a douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:54 AM

From my understanding, this reunion was done on Brian's terms. Brian wouldn't do it otherwise; he still tours and does fine on his own and doesn't necessarily need to do this reunion. The terms were right.
As for his mental state, he is much better now than he has been.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:57 AM

i wanted them to be good on the grammy's and was prepared to enjoy it.. but it was seriously terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:58 AM

Mike Love, not war

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:58 AM

Fuck Mike Love. What a piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:01 PM

11:57, maybe so. But Brian has always been easily manipulated and exploited by the people around him. First his father, then the band and his family, then Eugene Landy. It would seem that someone is still pulling the strings.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:01 PM

Brian Wilson stands to get paid massively from this. He wouldn't do it otherwise. The negotiations for this went on for a long time. This time around, he's not getting jerked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:09 PM

those rumors can be confirmed. this linked from the bonnaroo website.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUrhXy5MWqI

it includes ben folds five getting back together. as a 90s child, that's pretty cheesy exciting

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:10 PM

Are they using Brian's band (an expanded Wondermints)?

Hopefully they won't let Mike Love anywhere near Brian, and steer clear of the awful '80s (and beyond) stuff.

Even "on Brian's terms," this whole operation seems a little crass.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:11 PM

Cmon they couldnt even focus the camera at either mike love or brian wilson for more than a second because they are both so awkward to watch. it happens every time BW plays on TV.

yea jardine looked good, bruce johnston was handling it well also.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:11 PM

The worst part of the performance was the awful tributes of Maroon 5 & Foster the People. Granted, Brian did look lost, but if you have seen him during his recent tours (Pet Sounds, etc) he was never 100%. Considering the abuse he had gone through, I thought the performance went well. It will be interesting to see how they perform a full concert - I am definitely going to check them out at least twice.

And yes, Mike Love is a tool. It was good to see Al Jardine & Bruce Johnson though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:12 PM

that was the first time i've ever heard or seen foster the people play anything, and dude just was really bad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:12 PM

Foster the Peepee looked really scared, trying to sing those harmonies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:13 PM

Yes, they are using Brian's band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:13 PM

I HATE it when they try to use current Top 40 acts to show a classic band's legitimacy, especially when those acts are Foster the People and Maroon 5, god-awful groups that won't be remembered in 5 years, let alone 50.

Same shit with Madonna at the Super Bowl. Really, do you need LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. to prove you're still relevant? REALLY?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:17 PM

Poor Foster The People dude, looks like he's about to shit his pants with fear during that performance.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:19 PM

12:17, in Madonna's case, the answer is yes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:19 PM

sadly, i think people actually will remember maroon 5 in 5+ years. you know that prick is gonna go solo eventually.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:28 PM

Foster the People and Maroon 5 don't even resemble the Beach Boys' sound in any way. Couldn't they get someone that at least was influenced by them? Fleet Foxes do great harmonies, that could've worked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:29 PM

You may be right about that Maroon 5 guy, but he absolutely mangled that song. He wasn't even close to the key.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:31 PM

What a piece of shit.

Posted by tyres | February 14, 2012 12:33 PM

They should have got Kanye West and Lady GaGa to do the tribute, just to make it more ridiculous.

Speaking of GaGa, the funniest part of that Grammy video is when they showed her in the audience during the performance, looking like the queen of the idiots. I got a REAL good laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:33 PM

"Considering the abuse he had gone through, I thought the performance went well. It will be interesting to see how they perform a full concert - I am definitely going to check them out at least twice."

Could you be that much of an idiot? WHy do you even go to concerts? See this twice? You realize it is going to be the same exact show over and over with nothing really special about it to make it worthwhile to see live. How could you watch that performance and think this is gonna be a great show to see? It was pitiful and boderline pathetic and sad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:49 PM

anyone who makes their live concert choices solely based on a one song television appearance, especially one from a manipulated awards show is a fool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:54 PM

The beach Boys are embarrassing now. Especially Brian. He looks mentally retarded. They should not reunite under The Beach Boys moniker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:55 PM

12:54, anyone who can't see the forest for the trees after a one song television appearance is an even bigger fool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 12:58 PM

Brian WIlson looks retarded and can't sing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:00 PM

Let Brian smoke

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:05 PM

good vibrators

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:12 PM

@12:54 - If you understood the true magic the Beach Boys are all about, then you would understand. Obviously you don't. You have no clue at all about what this band has done for pop music. Stay home please. And you are wrong as to 'seeing the same show.' They are going to be mixing up the set lists per show and will be digging deep into the catalog (20/20, Friends, etc). You truly are an ignorant fool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:13 PM

"Thanks in part to their super catchy tune "Pumped Up Kicks", LA band Foster the People is blowing up quick."

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:21 PM

VH1 in twenty years: "And our number 79 top one-hit-wonder of the 2010s is Foster the People with their hit 'Pumped Up Kicks'."

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:24 PM

I seriously doubt they will be playing anything from from Friends or 20/20 besides Do It Again. Those albums were largely Carl and Dennis. Maybe one or two of Brian's songs from Sunflower or Surf's Up.

You will get every pre-Pet Sounds hit. You will get the most popular 3 songs from Pet Sounds. You may get to hear Heroes and Villains. If you are lucky you will NOT hear Kokomo, but Mike Love is so proud of that shit I can't imagine him not playing it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:29 PM

I'm sure they'll do at least "Heroes and Villains," "Surf's Up," and "Good Vibrations" from the Smile stuff since they just put out that lavish and expensive Smile box set, and maybe they'll even do one of the weirder ones, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.

Maybe if you can get the audience to chant "NO KOKOMO" between every song, you can suppress that POS.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:38 PM

@1:13- sounds like the rantings from one of their flacks or someone behind their shows. You are truly the fucking idiot. Get the fuck outta here with that true magic of the Beach Boys bullshit.That true magic died many many years ago. It drowned with Denis Wilson. Died with Carl Wilson. I mean let's be honest here-Brian Wilson,while it is great to have him around still and yes he puts out some good music still, is a shell of a man. A fragile one at that. Thank god for the Wondermints is all i can say. And yes i know they are playing on this tour.
The Beach Boys for years now have been a nostalgia act playing for the over 40-50 crowd.So now they add Brian back and it is gonna be a totally different thing? Anyone saying that with a straight face needs to get punched.
Also if you think they are gonna be mixing up the setlists night to night radically then I have a house in Iraq to sell you. Will there be a song change from night to night. Sure. But this is going to be as prearranged and clocked show as possible for Brian's sake if nothing else.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:41 PM

This whole thing still creeps me out, 1:41, but if the musicians and arrangers behind Brian's solo tours are actually putting this together, it should be more interesting than Mike Love's normal Beach Boys state fair affair, with a more interesting set list, and more proficient playing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:50 PM

@1:41 is very angry! Beach Boys should make you smile! Life is not that bad!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:50 PM

Any guesses for venues in NJ/NYC? Jones Beach or PNC? I would even say Yankee Stadium as a possibility? Only confirmed shows have been the Jazz Fest in New Orleans, a gig in CT, and Bonaroo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:52 PM

I'd bet it's more the "Brian Wilson show featuring living Beach Boys so we can call it the Beach Boys and double the take" than "Mike Love's Beach Boys Oldies Circuit Band featuring Brian Wilson."

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:55 PM

12;58:

Anyone who can't understand at this point in the game, and I do mean game, that television does not present performers correctly is a fool that only sees what is presented on the boob tube, and only makes their decisions based on this phony manipulated presentation.. TV is notorious for not mixing rock n roll correctly, and awards shows are notoriously manipulated to present live acts in a certain way, both visually and audibly. A concert is a whole different animal. it is a real breathing entity, not a glitzy, rehearsed for the cameras, silly mash up presented to an audience full of rich idiots in tuxes.

To deprive yourself of a real full length experience with real fans from a band actually playing for those fans by what you see for 3 minutes on network tv makes you the biggest fool of all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:56 PM

I seriously doubt Yankees Stadium, but I can see maybe MSG. Enough potential ticket buyers have seen Mike Love's embarrassing "Beach Boys" at car shows to be put off, Brian Wilson or no Brian Wilson.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:57 PM

1:50(a) - Don't get your hopes up too much

1:50(b) - Not angry at all. Just don't tread in bullshit.

1:52 - Yankee Stadium which actually for this kind of show is sort of perfect in some weird terrible sense.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 1:59 PM

I have no mind of my own and make all my decisions based on what is presented to me in small doses on television. That's about all my brain can handle.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:02 PM

I was expecting the Grammy performance to be a total train-wreck. I was surprised at how good it sounded and especially the harmonies. Moreover, I thought that Brian did fine (although he did look like he does these days, he is heavily medicated)

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:02 PM

1:59, I'm not going, so I'm not getting my hopes up, but this will probably be a different ball game than Mike Love's normal ego-stroke.

To make things clear, I'm not planning on giving Mr. Love any of my money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:02 PM

1:41... woah! settle down boy..... Angry much?

So you don't wanna go, don't go.

Both Mike and Bruce's Beach Boys and Brian Wilson's shows of recent years have been excellent. And BOTH touring acts have played not just the hits, but deep album cuts.

With the recently released and much promoted by the band SMILE sessions, this tour seriously promises to be great from many angles.

Brian Wilson has been a shell of a man since his nervous breakdown in 1965!!! This is not new news and doesn't really come into play in terms of dissing the reunion tour. Sorry, try something more original.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:07 PM

@2:07 Kudos! Good job for putting that putz in his place! This will be a killer tour. Glad that asshat is staying home.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:13 PM

No John Stamos No Beach Boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:15 PM

Laughing hysterically at the deluded few-specifically 1:58, 2:02 and 2:07.
Thanks for making a dreary day that much better with that nonsensical crap you just spewed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:16 PM

It's really simple kids. Some of us are Beach Boy fans; some are not. Don't bash on the people who are going. If you don't like them, stay at home. *The More You Know*****

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:24 PM

I'm trying keep positive about this whole affair, but c'mon, there's no reason to resort to defending Mike Love, and his version of the Beach Boys, who've been notoriously bad for decades, and yes, there's plenty of video to prove it.

I saw a DVD of Brian Wilson's recent group (I think they were doing Pet Sounds), and they were fine, although Brian himself seemed more of a figurehead than anything.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:26 PM

"@2:07 Kudos! Good job for putting that putz in his place! This will be a killer tour. Glad that asshat is staying home."


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

The fool and his money calling someone else a putz and then this asshat for thinking he put someone in his place.

I guess that kind of mentality would be expected from someone thinking a show like this will be "killer"

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:27 PM

2:24: Some of us ARE Beach Boys fans, but we're NOT Mike Love fans. It's a common predicament.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:28 PM

"It's really simple kids. Some of us are Beach Boy fans; some are not."

Yeah only a simpleton would think like that. Hey jerkoff, I probably know 1000 times more about the music of The Beach Boys than you do. This is NOT The Beach Boys. This is a glorified tribute to The Beach Boys. If you want to go that is fine just don't try to dust off a rock and tell me it's a diamond.

"although Brian himself seemed more of a figurehead than anything."

You have no idea how true a statement that is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:32 PM

@2:32's favorite song is Kokomo. lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:34 PM

@2:34 spends his summers seeing shows at Westbury Music Fair and thinks Mike Love was mind blowing the last time he played there. lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:37 PM

2:32, you really don't know your history do you?

There are going to be FIVE members of the band that were in the band in the 1960's, their most important decade in terms of output. The two most prominent members, Brian (the musical genius) and Mike (the lead singer), plus Al Jardine (a founding member), Bruce Johnson (played on Pet Sounds forward), and David Marks, (played on the first three albums and early singles).

Considering Denis and Carl are not here, if this isn't the Beach Boys I don't know what could be?

Most of the albums were recoded using many studio musicians who were not proper members anyway.

So in some way the Beach Boys on stage was NEVER the Beach Boys. OR at least not the Beach Boys on the records.

you apparently know about 1000 times LESS about the Beach Boys than anyone.


Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:41 PM

This is the fullest and most complete Beach Boys we are going to ever get. So be thankful.

Considering it's a miracle that Brian is still even playing, let alone playing with the other surviving members is something to be thankful for enough.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:44 PM

How long until Mike Love starts suing Brian and Al again?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:46 PM

The viewpoint that old musicians should not be playing past their prime is just as old as the performers themselves.

There is nothing wrong with old performers still performing. If you chose not to go and only want to see bands in their prime, you'll be missing out on a lot of good stuff. I feel sorry for you as a music lover.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:48 PM

Now he can also sue David Marks

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:49 PM

2:46: I'm sure his lawyers are already on standby.

Side note: it's pretty cool that Mike Love wore his fancy Beach Boys cap during the Beach Boys performance, so TV viewers would know who they were. If Bonny Bear and Sir Paul would have done the same thing, maybe they wouldn't have caused those Twitter controversies.

"I'm Bonny Bear, bitch!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:50 PM

considering 241's point, this is just as valid a version of the Beach Boys as there has ever been on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:51 PM

I'm actually really surprised that Paul McCartney doesn't walk around with a hat that says "Sir Paul"

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:52 PM

Woah, calm down all of you! Some angry bitches on here!

Fuck, go get a half-caf latte from the coffee bar and chill the fuck out!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:53 PM

I love that the two recent posts that have some of the most comments on Brooklyn Vegan in 2011 are about Paul McCartney and The Beach Boys.

What does that tell you about the state of Brooklyn Indie Rock these days?


Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:54 PM

@2:41 - very nice try there. You are assuming quite a bit considering I never said I did not know any of that. Of course i did. And if you would like to start a battle in here over Beach Boys specifics and history such as exactly what Bruce's and David's exact contributions were.I'm talking specific sessions they did and what contributions they made etc(stuff you can't find on Wikipedia) then feel free to let me know. You will sadly get beat down.

I stand by what i said.This is a nostalgia act at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:54 PM

Maybe all entertainment personalities should wear baseball caps with their name printed on them in easy-to-read type, so the Twitterati won't be confused.

"WTF is Sir Paul? He old and busted! LOL"

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:55 PM

Columnated ruins domino.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 2:59 PM

2:54: We're having our thoughtful, intelligent discussions on the state of Brooklyn indie rock at the tUnE-YaRGs post. Come join us!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:00 PM

"There is nothing wrong with old performers still performing. If you chose not to go and only want to see bands in their prime, you'll be missing out on a lot of good stuff. I feel sorry for you as a music lover."

Nothing wrong with seeing old performers play again.There is something wrong when there is no passion there anymore. No life to it. Did you actually see anything like that in the performance above??? Yes even with it being a tv Grammy bullshit performance.If you say you did then you are blind. What i saw was something pretty lifeless(except for good old Al Jardine who always had the best intentions in mind). I saw a front man who can't sing anymore and who has been a fraud for years now. I saw the genius behind the band look like he wished he could be anywhere else. Did you happen to notice at the end ,although they cut away quick, how he could not get off that stage faster. You want to chalk that up to this being the Grammy's go ahead and delude yourself. Then you really know nothing about the inner workings and history of this band

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:01 PM

2:41, you don't quite know as much as you claim either.
David Marks played on the first four Beach Boys albums, and rejoined the band at various points in the 90s and 00's either as a member or "special guest".

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:05 PM

I know enough about the history and inner workings of this band to know that if they make it all the way through this tour I'd be very very surprised. They hate each other that much.

so every show we get is a blessing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:05 PM

2:51: I don't buy that. Even though I'd never characterize the Beach Boys as a primarily live act, the "most valid" version of the group onstage contained at least Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, and Mike Love with either Jardine or Marks in position number 5.

Check out the classic film, and recently released on DVD, The T.A.M.I. Show for reference, and note how Brian already looks uncomfortable on stage (don't forget to wait until the end of the show to watch James Brown blow the roof off the place).

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:06 PM

3'05,

I was and am well aware David Marks was back in the band at various point in the later decades, but my email was specifically detailing the 1960's, hence my starting comment that all the members were in the band in the 1960's, the most important decade.

I felt no need to bring up the 90's and 00's, in terms of David Marks sporadic returns, but thank you for doing so.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:09 PM

Are they gonna plug in Brian's keyboard for this tour?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:11 PM

This is I believe the first full Beach Boys Tour with Brian since the 60's?

So explain to me how this isn't a real Beach Boys tour?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:11 PM

The T.A.M.I show was one of the great concert films of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:12 PM

"Are they gonna plug in Brian's keyboard for this tour?"

Lol, i was wondering if most people knew this also

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:13 PM

Seeing Brian Wilson perform makes me uncomfortable.

As nice as it is to see an American music legend overcome his demons and get back on stage, he looks so heavily medicated that it kind of freaks me out.

I felt the same way when I went to see Roky Erickson a few years back; he looked absolutely PUMPED full of meds, and it wasn't really like seeing Roky at all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:14 PM

I never said that this tour or line up is the 'most valid' line up of the Beach Boys, far from it, however, I do believe it is indeed a very valid one in itself. It is also a unique line up of the band. This I think is the first tour to feature Brian, Bruce and Marks together on stage. I don't think that combination ever existed before.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:14 PM

How about we just put wax figures of Brian, Dennis, Carl, Al and Mike on stage and just play the recordings. I bet it would sound a lot better.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:15 PM

Band members come and go. Some die, some quite, etc.

The bottom line is that there were five members of the Beach Boys in the 1960;s, and now there are five members of the Beach Boys in 2012 From the 1960's...

Good enough for me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:17 PM

It's not the Beach Boys without Ricky Faatar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:17 PM

How many original members of LCD soundsystem will there be at their reunion in 50 years?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:19 PM

For a 50 year anniversary , I think they did a pretty great job of getting all the members that are around for this BB tour....

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:20 PM

If they don't bring back Carl and Dennis from the grave, and if they then don't do the entire 9 disc Smile Sessions live in order, I will be officially calling this reunion a sham!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:21 PM

Are they gonna have to bonerweasel from Maroon 5 and the Foster the People twerp on board as honorary members to get the kids to buy tickets? I don't the think the young kids have the loin-burn for Stamos these days.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:22 PM

What about Blondie Chaplin? After all, he did sing lead on Sail on Sailor.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:24 PM

I'd go see this if they had zombie Carl and zombie Dennis with 'em, but I'm more excited for the Floyd with zombie Syd and zombie Rick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:24 PM

Wasn't Mike Love going after the Contemporary Country and Christian Pop audiences the last few years? Is he turning his back on Jesus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:26 PM

Why do you need zombie Carl and Dennis? , you already have zombie Brian.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:28 PM

who are the Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:28 PM

Think they'll do "Never Learn Not to Love"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:31 PM

"What about Blondie Chaplin? After all, he did sing lead on Sail on Sailor."

Hey HOLLAND is a great album

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:33 PM

"Hey HOLLAND is a great album".

I find this claim dubious, at best.

Is Mike Love posting at BV?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:37 PM

Lol No seriously It is a really underrated album. So is Beach Boys Love You although I guess that is not that underrated anymore since people like Peter Buck talk about that album all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:40 PM

I like Holland a lot. "The Trader" is one of Carl's best. "Only With You" is one of Dennis' best. And even Mike Love's "Big Sur" is pretty good. Solid album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:42 PM

They couldn't get Charlie Manson to come out for the reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:47 PM

beach boys blah blah who cares

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:54 PM

Looks like a lot of you fuckers ran out of Zoloft over the weekend.

Chill the fuck out. It's a band. You don't like them, or how they run their lives, move on.

FUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 3:56 PM

I love the Beach Boys. I've seen and enjoyed Brian Wilson and his crack backing band perform the Beach Boys hits many times. Now why not go see them augmented by many of the people who originally sang them? What's the controversy?

Posted by Andy | February 14, 2012 4:05 PM

weekend at Bernie's

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:17 PM

"Now why not go see them augmented by many of the people who originally sang them? What's the controversy?"

-Brian not really into it

-Cash Grab rather than true passion and care about the performance and music

-Some of these people who originally sung cannot sing anymore.

How's that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:27 PM

Most older bands (and even some younger bands) are in it for the cash grab.
Stick to the club shows if you want to see people play because they actually love playing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:46 PM

Yeah cause when you go see Stadium shows like Springsteen they are just playing for money and not the passion.
Yeah.

(although i do agree with you for the most part about sticking to smaller shows)

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:57 PM

This just in: reformed Beach Boys doing a free/noise two hour version of "The Elements" at Death By Audio. Sightings and Cock E.S.P. open.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:01 PM

Yeah, I've heard that The E Street Band only breaks even on like 85% of their shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:02 PM

4:57 - Springsteen is a rare exception. There are others (but few) that are also exceptions to the general rule.
But Roger Waters is an excellent example of what I'm saying.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:05 PM

5:02 - I hope you're being facetious... Make no mistake, Springsteen's making money. Although, they are leaving money on the table given that they don't charge more than $100 per ticket, and that they don't skim off the secondary market like most other artists do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:08 PM

I only go to my job everyday as a Cash Grab. No passion there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:08 PM

-(fill inthe blank) not really into it
-Cash Grab rather than true passion and care about the performance and music
-Some of these people who originally sung cannot sing anymore.

can be said to be true of 90 percent of the acts out there that had their prime in previous decades.

Such is life. You can't be in your twenties forever.

So by your logic, we should only be seeing young acts? Considering the current state of music, that doesn't leave much to be interested in.

I'd rather see a great band with great songs doing a cash grab than some crappy hipster garbage anyday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:08 PM

Believe me, Bruce Springsteen at this point is in it for the money.

and as far as the E Street Band goes? They are hired hands and get a paycheck from Bruce.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:10 PM

If "breaking even" means gross profit after each band member is paid $350,000 or so for the performance, then sure.

According to Wikipedia, their two 2008 shows in Barcelona only grossed $14,000,000, and that tour only grossed $235,000,000. I mean, how are some blue collar working musicians from New Jersey supposed to live on that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:11 PM

5:08 - That's exactly what I'm saying. I'm not telling you that you should see friggin Foster the Peepee. There are plenty of great young bands out there that don't fall into the coked-up-hipster-playing-a-Casio category.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:11 PM

5:08, and it's for that reason that I will not see these bands any more. I've been going to shows since the late '80's, and I've seen most of these old farts 20 years younger with more energy for a lot less money (even when taking inflation into consideration).
Unless I get in cheap or free at the last minute, I will not give my money to these people to see them drag their tired butts onto the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:17 PM

I love how 4:27 is inside Brian's head and he wants that we all should trust his anonymous opinion as fact over better judgement.

Fucking retards on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:17 PM

The concept that all younger bands are into it for the passion, and all older bands are into it for the money is a false one.

Younger bands are into being in a band for many other reasons other than the passion of the music. say, girls, status, ego, and yes... money.

To say that you should see a band that's young over a band that's old is a ridiculous blanket statement that holds no logical value.

If an old band is better than a young band then it's a no brainer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:21 PM

What would you rather do, sleep with a really hot middle aged cougar who's experienced and also happens to be into money, or sleep with a really ugly fat young twenty something who is really passionate?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:23 PM

hot middle aged cougar= Beach Boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:25 PM

5:23, what about door number 3: sleeping with a balding older lead singer for a classic sixties band that has little discernible musical talent of his own, and is credited with hating the "ego music" of Pet Sounds and effectively ending the Smile sessions.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:28 PM

To make a generational comparison between older bands and newer bands now, considering the current state of music is silly.

Music in 2011 sucks so bad that it makes arguing over the merits of a Beach Boys reunion even possible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:32 PM

I don't think these metaphors are very apt.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:33 PM

Says something about bands today doesn't it, that people on an indie music blog can spend all day discussing the Beach Boys.

A band celebrating its 50th anniversary is a more interesting topic here than any current band that should be coveted by people here instead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:33 PM

" love how 4:27 is inside Brian's head and he wants that we all should trust his anonymous opinion as fact over better judgement.
Fucking retards on this site."

The only retard on here my friend is you. Brian has said over and over again how he had no desire for this. Finally he gave in to the money and some other issues such as having his band as the backing band. Even right up to the time this was announced he was giving lackluster statements about it

That not good enough for you?

How about just viewing the performance above. Again watch at the end him get up and get the fuck off the stage instead of taking a bow out front with the rest of the band. Yes they cut away from it but ask people who were there. It was written about that he got out of there quick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:38 PM

Having his band as the backing band was probably a bigger issue than the money, the dude's already rich.

That's just the way Brian Wilson is and performs. It's been that way since he reemerged for the Pet Sounds tour with his current band. Mike love wasn't a factor on this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:43 PM

Anyone that's seen Brian live over the last many years knows that unless he's going to do another song, he gets up quick and exits. It's his thing.

He does this at his own shows. When the set is over he just immediately gets up and leaves.

so this doesn't say anything particular about the current situation with the band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:53 PM

Brian Wilson played and then he walked the fuck out.

What more do you want?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 6:24 PM

Brian looks mentally retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 6:34 PM

Brian Wilsons a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 6:34 PM

hmmm... brian was always uncomfortable on stage, thats why he stopped touring in the sixties. i gotta say, he sounds great here, vocal-wise. i was expecting the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 10:37 PM

MIA: Billy Hinsche, Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chaplin. But if they had every band member on this tour that ever played with them, they'd have to play Yankee Stadium just to fit all of the band members in. Trivia question: 1 guy could play in a 50th reunion tour for The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Bloggers? Ready, begin....

Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2012 10:50 PM

5:43/5:53/10:37-As usual WRONG. I remember quite clearly at the show Brian did in Coney Island for Marty's summer concert. He stayed out there for lots of applause after the show was done. And then went offstage and came back on for another bow. It has been clearly documented over and over in the last few years that Brian was very much not into this. If you think it was just about having his band you are an eternal optimist at best and delusional at worst.

Oh and to 10:37, you think that sounded great at the Grammy's? I bet you love the sound at Terminal 5. You think bands sound "amazeballs" in there, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:49 PM

Has no one mentioned Glen Campbell, who was Brian's first tour replacement before Bruce Johnston joined the band.

Blondie Chaplin has played with both the Beach Boys (Holland era) and the Rolling Stones (Bridges to Babylon tour).

Blondie has also played with The Band (90's) and The Byrds (Gene Clark's version), making him arguably a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer four times over.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:08 AM

Nobody really cares what any of you assholes think about the Beach Boys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:21 AM

12:08 knows his stuff.

Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:00 AM

Haters are going to hate. See you at Yankee Stadium. This gig will be the tops!

And let's not forget about when the Stones announce their tour!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:13 AM

"Haters gonna hate", there's a phrase that adds nothing to the conversation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:31 AM

^ kind of like yours right there too. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.
Is every poster these days on here a total fucking moron, or just woefully low in self-awareness?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:01 AM

beach boys rule

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 2:54 PM

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