Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

If Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine and Brian Wilson, the surviving founders of the Beach Boys got back together for some new music and a reunion tour? Well, hold on to your surf boards, Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that the Masters of  Good Vibrations are in the studio and cutting a 5-CD set and subsequent tour as they celebrate their fifty, yes thats 50 years in music. Although Love quips five CD's may be too much and Wilson isn't quite on board with playing with the band again as he states, " I don't really like working with the guys." Read more...

Holy Hang Ten, what a great experience that show would be?

For those few NBA fans still out there, who is Mike Love's nephew?  Hint: He plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In other Music news:

 Neil Young and Rod Stewart are joining the likes of Stephen Tyler (Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?), Sammy Hagar (Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock), Eric Clapton (Clapton: The Autobiography) Keith Richards (Life), Ronnie: The Autobiography, Don Felder (Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)), David Crosby (Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About it) and Pat Benetar (Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir) and publishing their memoirs.  Must be the going thing.

Young's Waging Heavy Peace and Stewart's, yet to be titled "hold nothing back" memoir are due out in 2012.


  1. Clapton's book is amazing. Have you read any of the others?

  2. thanks for your comment, ldlow. you're correct, Clapton's was amazing. After reading it, I now know why he plays in St. Paul so often - - having spent time at a local hospital helping him re-hab. if you liked Clapton's, ready Pattie Boyd's Wonderful tonight. She goes deeper into life with Harrison and Clapton triangle. Other books, Don Felder's was great but full disclosure -- I'm an Eagles fanatic. Tony Bennett's was surprisingly good. A young photographer met him for a photo shoot way back when, who was it? Jackie Kennedy! David Crosby's first one, Long Time Gone is great as is Brian Wilson's Wouldn't it Be Nice. I'm anxious to read Richards' Life and Clarence Clemons - Big Man; I have about ten other music memoirs on my shelf, Grace Slick, Merle Haggard and Ray Manzareks to name a few. Thanks again for your comment and supporting my blog. ( Just signed up for yours too!)