TIFF 2014: Love And Mercy Reviewed

Ambivalence and apprehension. Those were the emotions I walked into Sunday night’s premiere screening of director Bill Pohlad’s Love and Mercy, a biopic based on the life and times of … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Love And Mercy Reviewed

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Exclusive Interview: Mark Dillon On His Book Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys

A few weeks ago we reviewed Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys, a brand new, in-depth and entertaining look at the band that celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this year. As … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Mark Dillon On His Book Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Happy birthday, Brian Wilson! The brilliant mastermind behind some of the most enduring music of our time turns 70 years old today. Last night, BBP’s Perry Schwartz and myself had … Continue reading Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

The Beach Boys Release Their Best Album In 40 Years – That’s Why God Made The Radio, Track By Track

This wasn’t supposed to happen. The Beach Boys weren’t supposed to record their best album in 40 years when four out the five members of the band are averaging seventy … Continue reading The Beach Boys Release Their Best Album In 40 Years – That’s Why God Made The Radio, Track By Track

March Madness: Madmen Of The Studio – Brian Wilson and Phil Spector Bring The Crazy To Some Of The Best Pop Recordings Of All Times

Rock ‘n’ roll mythology is filled with stories of madness.  Most of these tales are less about mental instability and more an example of what happens when fame, fortune and … Continue reading March Madness: Madmen Of The Studio – Brian Wilson and Phil Spector Bring The Crazy To Some Of The Best Pop Recordings Of All Times

New Year, Old Artists, New Music – Reunions lead the way so far in 2012.

Late in 2011 the buzz started building around 2012 being the ‘year of the reunion’.  Both Van Halen and The Beach Boys were rumoured to be getting back together and … Continue reading New Year, Old Artists, New Music – Reunions lead the way so far in 2012.

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney

Not a particularly stellar week of new material to cover.  At this time of year many of the new releases are compilations, greatest hits packages and holiday records.  Nothing wrong … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney