blue square dot The Beach Boys' classic recording “California Girls” has been selected to join 24 other recordings in the 2009 Grammy Hall of Fame. (updated 11/25/09)

blue square dot Mike Love and son Christian join Weezer, Collective Soul, David Coverdale of Whitesnake, Jon Anderson of Yes, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and more on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Hope for The Holidays CD. For more info on this project, go to (11/15/09)

blue square dot Brian Wilson has signed a two-album deal with Walt Disney Records' Pearl label. The first album will be covers of tunes crafted by the early-20th century music legends George and Ira Gershwin. Brian has also been granted permission by the Gershwin estate to complete two of George Gershwin's unfinished compositions, in a unique collaboration. The second album will be an album of Brian's versions of Disney classic tunes. More details can be found on Brian's website. (updated 10/8/09)

blue square dot The Surf City AllStars have released their latest CD called Acoustic Vibrations, which features their own acoustic versions of Beach Boys tunes, with some special guest vocalists. Alan and Matt Jardine are featured singing lead and background on many of the tracks. David Marks and Dean Torrence sing lead as well on a couple of tracks. The CD can be purchased via the Surf City AllStars website. (updated 9/12/09)

blue square dot Capitol/EMI will reiussue The Beach Boys' Sunflower and Surf's Up albums on vinyl, as part of their “From the Capitol Vaults” series on June 16th. Pet Sounds has also been reissued on 24k gold plate CD in a remix sourced from the original analog mix, on Audio Fidelity. (3/11/09)

blue square dot Capitol/EMI released a companion DVD for Brian Wilson's That Lucky Old Sun. The DVD features a full-length live performance of the album, documentary, and behind-the-scenes footage from the album's recording sessions, and some of Brian's recently filmed promotional performances and interviews (Yahoo! Music, MySpace, and “Black Cab Sessions”). For more details, see Brian's website or his MySpace page. (updated 1/27/09)


ES5 cover Endless Sky continues its series of interviews with musicians with their newest installment, interviewing BBBand stalwarts Billy Hinsche and Bobby Figueroa. Be sure to check out the first two volumes of the Endless Sky series: Volume I: Wondermints, Volume II: Dean Torrence, Volume 3: Van Dyke Parks and Volume 4: Tony Asher and Alan Boyd. Each volume costs $14.99. Buy any two for $25 or all three for $30. Visit to view promotional trailers. Add $3 shipping and handling — $4 if ordering two, $5 if ordering three. Overseas shipping rates are: $5 for one, $6 for two, $7 for three. Send checks or money orders to Endless Sky, 28 Wilson Road, Lambertville, NJ 08530 or send money via PayPal to For further information, contact (updated 3/28/09)