Sending healing thoughts and good vibrations to Brian Wilson, who is preparing to go under the knife to relieve ongoing back pain. Unfortunately, the forthcoming surgery means that Brian has to postpone his concerts for the month of May.
Let’s all keep Brian in our thoughts and prayers, and remain optimistic that he is back on stage very soon!
Janelle Monáe recruited stars from the worlds of indie (Grimes) and hip-hop (Pharrell) to contribute to her new album Dirty Computer. But the very first collaborator that appears on the LP is none other than Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
“Do you know how much of an honor it is to have him on [the title track]?” she tells Rolling Stone. “I am such a Beach Boys fan.”
Over the past decade, Paul Dano has portrayed everyone from a firebrand preacher in There Will Be Blood to a mentally challenged kidnapper in Prisoners. But on the second day of shooting Love & Mercy, the new Brian Wilson biopic, he faced his greatest acting challenge yet: re-creating Wilson’s spellbinding solo-piano performance of the Beach Boys’ “Surf’s Up” from a 1967 television special. “I was shaking,” says Dano. “It was a fool’s errand to try to get my voice to sound exactly like Brian’s. His range is so bananas.”