Archive: Brian Wilson

Short Answers with Brian Wilson

Smile! (Jonathan Alcorn FTWP) You don't turn down a chance to talk to Brian Wilson, even if you're pretty sure that it's going to leave you feeling a bit uneasy. So a couple of weeks ago I spent a few minutes on the phone with the pop music genius, who...

By David Malitz | November 17, 2008; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (11)

Brian Wilson: Writing Chords Is 'Godly,' Phil Spector Is 'Zany'

(Jonathan Alcorn) I had lunch with Brian Wilson, and all you got was this lousy story. Here, then, are some bonus outtakes from our interview. On stage fright: "It's the worst. I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 5, 2007; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

When Elton Met Brian

Here's something that didn't make my Brian Wilson profile on Sunday: Elton John's trippy recollection of meeting the Beach Boy genius in SoCal many, many years ago. "I met him for first time in 1970 when Bernie [Taupin] and I went out to L.A.," he says. "We were introduced...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 4, 2007; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brian And The Blowfish

From TWP's report on last night's Kennedy Center Honors: [Brian] Wilson got the final set of Honors, a tribute kicked off by a fuzzy-as-ever Art Garfunkel, who described hearing Wilson's music for the first time: "It was this unique, crazy creation: a mix of rock-and-roll and heartfelt prayer." And, er,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 3, 2007; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (10)


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