Beach Boys

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Zooey Deschanel: ‘Manic pixie dream girl? I’m not a girl. I’m a woman’
As her duo She & Him release a Beach Boys covers album, the actor-musician answers your questions on duetting with Prince, crying to Björk and raging at the US supreme court

As told to Dave Simpson

21, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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I booked Beach Boys concert tickets, but got bad vibrations
There are two rival bands and the wrong one was pictured on Viagogo

Zoe Wood

12, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Beach Boys’ 40 greatest songs – ranked!
As a new documentary about Brian Wilson arrives, we take on the near-impossible task of sorting his band’s best, from lustful-teen pop to meditative balladry

Alexis Petridis

27, Jan, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road review – good vibrations in kindly portrait
There’s smart input from Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and others, but this documentary really excels in its moments of intimacy as Wilson revisits his past

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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‘It was the happiest time’: The Beach Boys on their strange second coming
They helped define the 60s, but were hopelessly uncool as the 70s began – and Brian Wilson was unravelling. The band discuss the masterpieces they made against the odds

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The greatest ever songs of the summer – ranked!
From Don Henley to Drake, we rate the hottest sounds of the season

Michael Cragg

10, Jun, 2021 @1:07 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 11, The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
It captured the mumbled inarticulacy and heightened feelings of love, but also the sound of a culture changing

Laura Barton

22, May, 2020 @7:58 AM

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What made 60s music giants so great? Jamming says Bob Dylan's son
Singer’s new documentary about the 1960s Laurel Canyon music scene shows why there is no substitute for creative collaboration

Vanessa Thorpe

09, May, 2020 @2:10 PM

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Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention
Touring version of Beach Boys led by Mike Love due to play at ‘trophy hunting’ event featuring Donald Trump Jr

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Feb, 2020 @9:40 AM

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Brian Wilson postpones US tour due to 'mental insecurity'
Beach Boys singer has been ‘struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean’ but intends to make return this year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Jun, 2019 @8:11 AM

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