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The liner notes for the Net Sounds 2 fans tribute cd are here!
Read about what everyone is talking about here!
Break Away With Brian Wilson has added 4 dates in Japan to Brian's Tour itinerary.
JULY 9 OSAKA JAPAN
Kosei nenkin hall
JULY 12 , 13, 14 TOKYO JAPAN International Forum A
Also tour hats, tees and sweat shirts are available at the site.
Thanks to Doug and Ray N
There is an article on Brian in
this weeks issue of TIME
Tickets go on sale Saturday March 20 for Brian's June 21concert at Symphony Hall in Boston online at 10:00am. You can also charge them by phone at 617-931-2000
According toGiant Records website a new date has been added to the next leg of Brian's concert tour.
6/14/99 Wolftrap Washington DC
Here is the complete tour schedule
as of today.
6/14/99 Washington DC Wolftrap
06/15/99 Northampton MA Calvin Theater
06/17/99 Upper Darby(Philadelphia) PA Tower Theatre
06/18/99 New York NY Beacon Theatre
06/20/99 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Casino
06/21/99 Boston MA Symphony Hall
Former Beach Boys and current Brian Wilson side man Jeffrey Foskett left this post on one of the message boards yesterday.
Posted by Jeffrey Foskett on March 15, 1999
Yes, It’s really me and I am breaking one of my Cardinal
rules by posting something on the Internet. I wanted to accomplish a couple
things. I will start by saying that I truly appreciate all of your support
not only at the shows but especially on this message board. It means a
great deal to all of us on the road and mostly to Brian. Friends of mine
have been FAXING me daily reviews
and quotes posted by you folks and I have been passing them around. Everyone Involved in the tour is thrilled at the response. On stage it is fantastic to see such enthusiasm in the audience and then to have it verified by the people that were in attendance is even better. Thank you very much! I will now address a couple of questions that we have read:
1. Yes, Brian’s keyboard is plugged in and he does
play it on most songs.
2. The TelePrompTer is for Brian’s song list only. No lyrics were scrolled on the screens. I know, I
was standing next to him on stage.
3. The musicians were:
Brian Wilson - Piano and Vocals
Joe Thomas - Piano, Organ, and Vocals
Jeffrey Foskett - Guitar and Vocals
Todd Sucherman - Drums (Wow! What a great drummer)
Bob Lizik - Bass
Paul Mertens - Woodwinds and Harmonica
The Fabulous Wondermints:
Darian Sahanaja - Keyboards, Vibrophone and
Nik Wonder - Guitar and Vocals (Great solo on
Mikey D’Amico - Percussion and Vocals
Probyn Gregory - Guitar, French Horn, Trumpet
The two background singers were Taylor Mills
and Scott Bennett
If you were fortunate enough to see the Rosemont or
Milwaukee show you would have seen both Jim Peterik and Chuck Solmar from
the Ides Of March sit in. Popular Chicago based DJ Steve Dahl played each
show. He added Guitar and Theramin. Our fabulous soundman was Frank Pappalardo
and our Lighting Director was Dave Ambroglio. Our entire crew was top notch
all of the shows ran very smoothly. I think this would be a great time to say that every fan of Brian’s owes Joe Thomas a very big thank you for co-producing the "Imagination" CD and for getting Brian to sing in his Falsetto voice again. He was instrumental in putting this tour together and hey, he had the good sense to hire me! Also, I must mention how happy Brian is. At the end of the tour dinner last night he said he has rarely been more content than now. I think that Melinda and his two daughters have a great deal to do with this.
13 Concert Review - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Tickets for Brian's concert at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia on June 17 will go onsale online at 10:00AM this Saturday 3/13/99.Charge by phone at 215-336-2000
Here is an interview with Brian
, scheduled to be published tomorrow, 3/12, in the Minneapolis/St.Paul
In a very interesting article
from todays St Paul Pioneer Press,
offers some contradictory comments about his future
plans and also reveals his current
St Paul Pioneer Press Article
Here is an article on Brian from today's Milwaukee
Another rave review for
time from the Chicago Tribune for
last nights concert at the Rosemont
A&E has scheduled
the debut of the Brian Wilson "Biography"
for June 20th.
Thanks to Lee Dempsey of ESQ
Another review of the concert
First report from Brian's Concert!
Thanks to Jon Kiger
The Show starts with a 20 minute
video of Brian - shots
of early BB performances, some references to Carl, and clips from the various videos that have been out commercially over the years.
She's Not the Little Girl I Once Knew, This Whole World, Don't
Worry Baby, Kiss Me Baby, In My Room, Surfer Girl, California Girls, Do It
Again, I get Around, Let's Go Away For A While, Pet Sounds, South America, Surfin USA
Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B, This Could Be the Night, Lay Down Burden,
God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Your Imagination, Help Me Rhonda, Be My Baby
Caroline No, All Summer Long, Barbara Ann, Fun, Fun Fun.
Items For Sale: Hats $20, T-Shirts (not very good) $20, Sweat Shirts $40
Some members of the band:
Jeff Foskett, Joe Thomas, Steve Dahl, Bob Lindsay, Taylor Mills, and Scott Bennet
An incredible show. Do
what ever you have to do to see these shows!
Today is the day when the tour
many said would never happen, begins. Another interview with Brian
is available in today'sDetroit
There will be reports from tonight's concert posted here immediately after the concert ends this evening.
Steve Dahl, who is accompanying
Brian as a part of the back up band, will be covering the tour on his web
Two new Brian Wilson interviews are available for reading . First one is from today's Boston Globe. The second is from Check This Out magazine.
The current issue of
SoundWaves Magazine Online features a recent
interview with Beach Boy Mike Love.
Mike Love in Soundwaves Magazine
When you reach the main page click on Cover Story
Concert Party is being organized for Brian's
concert in Minneapolis
on March 13 by
Here is the info:
Let's generate some spirit together
prior to BW's Minneapolis show March 13!
A pre-concert party is scheduled from 5:30-7:30pm
at MacKenzie's Pub, 918 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
(nearly across the street from The State Theatre and next door to the Orpheum
Theatre.) It's intimate, classy, and not too smoky :) . They will
have pizza and finger food available for purchase after five. Many
local beer selections. Also on tap...music from BW, BB, The Wondermints,
and The Wilsons on a great sound system. It's a one-minute walk to
Brian's concert site. The manager is into it, but wanted to
know if he needed to provide additional kitchen staff, wait staff,
etc. If anyone is interested in attending this bash-ola please
advise. Tell your friends . It would be a great help.
Let's celebrate the SPIRIT OF ROCK AND ROLL!!!
Cheers, Eric Olson
The fallout has already begun
one day after the first major concert by
Al Jardine's Family and Friends Tour.
An new concert date has been added to Brian's upcoming tour. June 15 in Northampton MA, Brian will be performing with a ten piece band at the Calvin Theater. Tix range from $75 to $35 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-THE-TICKS
Current Brian Wilson Tour Schedule
March 9 -- Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)
March 10 -- Chicago, IL (Rosemont Theater)
March 12 -- Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theater)
March 13 -- Minneapolis, MN (State Theater)
June 15 -- Northampton, MA (Calvin Theatre)
June 18 -- New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
Beach Boys Friends and Family May 15appearance
inWillow Grove, PA (just outside Philly)are
now on sale. Call215 336-2000 to charge.
Thanks to Barbara Lang
You can see and hear a 45 second Real Audio/Video clip of Brian from his interview at the Grammys from Monday Feb.22
For members of the Brian Wilson Fan Club,the new management of the club, Celebrity Merchandise, has released the following announcement :
Hello Brian Wilson Fans,
We would like to let you know that Mail Mann will now be managing Brian Wilson's Breakaway Fan Club. If you are already a subscriber, your subscriptions to the newsletters will be honored. If possible, would you please return via e-mailyour current status so we can double-check the files we've inherited. This will greatly help us during the transition process to keep things running smoothly.
The Fan Club will be offering a Fan Club Kit, bio's, photos and surprises throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the Brian Wilson's Breakaway Fan Club, please return e-mail your complete name and "snail-mail" address with Brian Wilson on the subject line and we'll send you all the information you'll need to join.
You can also "snail-mail" us at: Brian
Wilson Fan Club, 15030 Ventura
Blvd, #710, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403.
We would like to thank you for your comments, interest and continued support.
will once again show Brian Wilson: Imagination
during their next fund raising drive. The date listed on the PBS site says
March 8, 1999 at 12:00AM. However a glance at the entire days schedule
indicates the actual date may be March 9, late Monday, early Tuesday. This
date is for the satellite feed only. Local stations will once again air
it at their convenience. As soon as some dates , times and stations are
available from local PBS stations , I'll post them here.
Sounds Sessions boxed set lost out this evening
to the Hank Williams set for the Best Historical Album Grammy.
The full text of Brian's Grammy
chat can be read here!
Brian at the Grammys
thanks to Jarle Brandvold
You can enter the 30 minute Grammy chat(?)/interview
with Brian today at
6:00PM eastern time at the following links:
Here are some concert dates for the Beach Boys Family and Friends Tour as confirmed by Carnie Wilson
May 15th Willow Grove, PA (for "Vet Rock")
July 29th Troy, PA
July 31st Debuque, Iowa
is scheduled to do a live chat
on February 22,
at 6:00PM Eastern at the Grammy.Comsite
. For more information you can check out YACK.COM
If you are having problems locating
the Brian Wilson "Imagination" video,
you can pick it up for a steal at Music Blvd
if you have never made a purchase from them before. Use this link if you
are a first time buyer
to receive a huge $10.00 one time only discount
off their price of $17.99.
Music Boulevard Discount
Offer is good till March 31,1999
Also as posted below on this
site, a $5.00 discount is available at CD World by using the link below
The owner of this site posts
these offers only to help visitors to this site and in no way benefits
or profits from them.
These are the ONLY CONFIRMED DATES FOR BRIAN WILSON:
March 9 -- Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan
March 10 -- Chicago, IL (Rosemont Theater)
March 12 -- Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theater)
March 13 -- Minneapolis, MN (State Theater)
OTHER DATES ARE NOT VALID.
THERE IS NO NOTICE
RESCHEDULING AS OF 2/3/99 OF ANY DATES.
Thanks to MDH of BBFC
Rumors are flying like crazy
over the fate of Brian Wilson's Concert Tour.
has been confirmed publicly by either Giant
Records or the Break Away
site. When something official is announced it will be posted here.
Update on the upcoming reissue series by Capitol. Previous reports of the release date being moved back to the fall are only somewhat true. According to Capitol, as of today , they are awaiting management approval, thus NO release date has been scheduled yet, making it possible that they may still be out before fall or not. Any other dates mentioned previously were more hopeful speculation than anything.
The program "Rock
and Roll Moments" shown earlier this week
on The Learning Channel
,featuring a segment on the Beach Boys, is
not scheduled to be rebroadcast anytime before
The next scheduled showings
are on April 11 at 8PM
and again at 11PM Eastern Time.
A strong ,but as of now, unsubstantiated
by anyone involved in the project report, has Capitol
Records delaying the release of the Beach
Boys re-issue series until sometime this fall. Will report any update or
comfirmation of the story as soon as it is confirmed.
Brian Wilson's Imagination
was scheduled for release today. For those of you thinking of buying it
on the internet, you can get a one time only $5.00
discount from CD World
at this special link .
03/09/99 Ann Arbor MI Michigan
03/10/99 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre
03/12/99 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater
03/13/99 Minneapolis MN,State Theatre
There is no other info on any
of the other dates that were previously
announced, though Ticketmaster still has the Feb 24 show in New York and the Feb 27 show in Pittsburgh still listed and apparently are selling
tickets. I believe Pollstar is usually pretty accurate. Obviously this
whole tour gets more confusing and bizarre with each new day. What maybe a silver lining in a dark cloud is that they didn't cancel
Anyone with tickets for
any of the shows should call the venue as often as
Tonight begins the Whiskey
A Go Go 35th Anniversary celebration. All
the festivies can be heard on a live webcast that can be accessed at the
For more details please scroll further down this page.
The Brian Wilson Imagination
Home Video is scheduled to be released tomorrow,
Friday, however there have been conflicting
dates since the first day that it was anounced.
Some online music sites are advertising it as being available on Tuesday,
For those of you unable to attend
the recent Carl Wilson Benefit,
your chance to win a copy of the extremely limited edition "Long Promised
Road" compilation CD of Carl Wilson recordings and other prizes. Follow
the link and scroll down to the link to Carl Wilson Trivia Contest.
Brian's concert in Milwaukee, WI
scheduled for Feb 19, has apparently been
to a new date, March 12 and
the concert in Minneapolis MN originally
scheduled for Feb 20 has
been postponed to March 13 .No official
reason for the change of dates. Be sure to check with the venues yourself
if you have tickets for either show. Ticketmaster now lists the new date
for the Minneapolis show.
Thanks to Jeff H and Keith Queensen
Chip Hess of CineVision has scans like this one on
his website at http://www.suba.com/~chip
from the recent AMC Beach Boys "Lost Concert" TV special.
PET SOUNDS SESSIONS GET GRAMMY
In the "Best Historical Album" category, the Pet Sounds Sessions boxed set has received a much deserved nomination.
Thanks to Cal
Tickets for Brian Wilsons Feb
24 concert at New
York City's Beacon Theatre will go on sale
January 11 at 10:00am. No word yet on the
Feb 25th show
cable tv network is preparing to do an episode of it's highly acclaimed
for broadcast this coming summer. Interviews with great performers like
Kaye have been ongoing since October.
Thanks to Marie L
Fan reaction to the Lost Beach Boys Concert broadcast this past Saturday on AMC has been unanimous , that this was a great great piece of Beach Boys history. Here is hoping that more similar type shows start turning up. It may be a good idea to drop AMC a line to let them know we want more. You can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
This was posted by Billy Hinsche
on one of the message boards.
Hello. I'm producing the 35th anniversary 8-day event for The Whisky A Go Go on The Sunset Strip. It starts on Saturday,January 16th -- Saturday, January 23rd. I'd like to invite you to visit our site at: Whiskyagogo.com and our brand new site at Whisky35.com which will be "up" on Monday or Tuesday of next week. Beach Boys Family & Friends have been invited to
attend the opening night private party for owner, Mario Maglieri's 75th birthday. Brian and Melinda Wilson have also been invited. Performers that night are: Johnny Rivers, Nancy Sinatra, Grassroots and The Robbie Krieger band. Friday, January 22nd will be Terry Reid, Jan & Dean and Roger Mcguinn (with Jeff Foskett on guitar/vocals). Saturday, January 23rd will
include In Bloom and Chuch Negron. All nights will be broadcast on the Internet, taped and recorded for future release. Hope you can be there one or all of the nights. It should be incredible! See ya, Billy
More accolades for Brian Wilson's "Imagination' This time from MSNBC, listing Imagation as one of the TOP albums of 1998 .Here is what they have to say about it.
Wilson, “Imagination” (Giant)
From the opening moments of the purely infectious first song, “Your Imagination,” it is clear that the wave is breaking perfectly for the former Beach Boy. Wilson’s trademark harmonies have rarely, if ever, sounded better. Sharing production with Joe Thomas, Wilson turns in a series of standouts, including the gentle acoustic and electric blend “Cry,” the harmony-filled collaboration with J.D. Souther “Where Has Love Been?,” and a wild, weird, occasionally dissonant gem of a finale, “Happy Days.” Yet
the highlight of the disc may be “Lay Down Your Burden,” an ode to Wilson’s recently deceased brother Carl.
Here is the complete list of Top Albums of 1998 as chosen by MSNBC
Billy Bragg and Wilco, “Mermaid
Aretha Franklin, “A Rose Is Still a Rose”
Patty Griffin, “Flaming Red”
P.J. Harvey, “Is This Desire?”
Lauryn Hill, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”
Hole, “Celebrity Skin”
Michael Jones, "Originality"
Mary Lou Lord, “Got No Shadow”
Lyle Lovett, “Step Inside This House”
Liz Phair, “Whitechocolatespaceegg”
Pulp, “This Is Hardcore”
Semisonic, “Feeling Strangely Fine”
Elliott Smith, “XO”
Rufus Wainwright, “Rufus Wainwright”
Lucinda Williams, “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”
Brian Wilson, “Imagination”
If anyone has been having a hard
time finding Beach Boys tee shirts,
check this site out. They feature four different tees , each with a car
theme and a song title. Songs featured are "Little Deuce Coupe", "Good
Vibrations", "Shut Down" and "409". They have pictures of each shirt
Hot Rod Central
This weeks Billboard Online has this to say about the late Carl Wilson in a section titled "Passings"
Beach Boys guitarist Carl Wilson, in Los Angeles. Along with his older brothers Brian and Dennis, and cousin Mike Love, Carl was a founding member of the Beach Boys in 1961 and became the group's "anchor." He recorded his first lead vocal in 1965, and his singing became increasingly prominent the following year. He took the lead on "God Only Knows," a key track on "Pet Sounds," and shared lead vocals with Mike Love on the No. 1 hit "Good Vibrations."
Also in this weeksBillboard
Online, in a year end poll of the magazine'swriters
and editors of the top albums of 1998, International Editor in Chief Adam
White chose Brian
Wilson's Imagination as the number
1 album of theyear and Paul
Sexton, London Contributing Editor picked
it as his
number 5 choice.
Brian is on the cover of Decemberissue of 20th Century Guitar Magazine. It features two very good articles on Brian including an interview with him. It's available at Barnes and Noble and other fine book and magazine stores.
Also check out the latest sound
files added to the "Sounds" page.
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concertwill
be shown on the AMCcable
channel on January 2 ,1999.
It's a 30 minute program featuring nine songs that supposedly was originally
shown on a closed circuit broadcast in movie theaters in 1964. AMC will
follow it with a showing ofGirls On The Beachand
then at 4:00AM on Sunday Jan 3 (late
night Sat/early Sun)they will repeat the concert.
thanks to Alice Amore
Wilson Home Video, IMAGINATION,
is scheduled to be released on January 15th
as a companion to the album and PBS special of the same name. Apparently
this will include more footage than was seen in either of the previously
shown versions, since it has a running time of 60 minutes and the PBS version
ran approximately 44 minutes and the VH1 version ran 23 minutes.
Title Running Time Catalog No. Date Price
Brian Wilson 1999/ 60 mins. VHS/ 3-38508 1/15/99 $19.98
thanks to TAD
You can find an article on Brian plus a picture of him onstage with the Wondermints at Rollingstone Network
Ticket info for Brian Wilson Tour
This is the latest concert schedule for the upcoming Brian Wilson tour. Note the date and venue change for Milwaukee.
02/19/99 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater
02/20/99 Minneapolis MN State Theatre
02/24/99 New York NY Beacon Theatre
02/25/99 New York NY Beacon Theatre
02/27/99 Pittsburgh PA A.J. Palumbo Center
02/28/99 Toledo OH Stranahan Theatre
03/01/99 Cleveland OH Allen Theater
03/03/99 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall
03/05/99 Upper Darby PA Tower Theatre
03/06/99 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre
03/07/99 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Casino
03/09/99 Ann Arbor MI Michigan Theater
03/10/99 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre
Play these great
for your non believer friends, buy them as gifts for family and friends.
CD'S IN CURRENT RELEASE
BRIAN WILSON - IMAGINATION
GIANT RECORDS 9 24703-2
BRUCE JOHNSTON/MIKE LOVE AND THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCH. - SYMPHONIC SOUNDSINTERSOUND 9343
BEACH BOYS- ENDLESS HARMONY CAPITOL RECORDS 72434-96391-2-6
BEACH BOYS- ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CAPITOL RECORDS 72434 95734-2-0
REVIEWS OF IMAGINATION
CHECK OUT THE NEW SOUNDS SECTION
Real Audio Files Added 3/6/99
NET SOUNDS II IS COMING!
See the final track list
Brian appeared in a live chat with fans on AOL in July
Read the transcript here!
ON THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW PICTURES
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