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From Beach Boys to Queen, 5 Bands With Too Many Greatest Hits Compilations

In recent years particularly, labels like Rhino and Sony Legacy have released more best-of collections and box sets than ever. But how many is too many? If nearly all the compilations are identical in tracklisting, what’s the point?

08/13/2012

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Q&A: Brian Wilson On Beach Boys Tour & Next Album, Possible Frank Sinatra Tribute

Brian Wilson is the reason to go see the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary tour, but he also happens to be the cause of it. One might assume it’s another one of those tours engineered to […]

07/02/2012

Classic Rock’s 5 Most Surprising Reconciliations

This week, Aerosmith kicked off its Global Warming Tour – a tour that, following Steven Tyler’s American Idol-inspired near-replacement in 2010, some thought might not happen. But Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry worked out their […]

06/22/2012

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The Beach Boys Debut Youthful ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’ Video: Watch

Surfers, sunshine and sexy girls – that’s the trifecta of fun presented by the Beach Boys in their new video for “That’s Why God Made The Radio.” It’s not until the last minute of the […]

06/20/2012

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The Beach Boys Beat The Beatles’ Album Chart Record

This week, The Beach Boys returned to the Billboard 200 album chart with their highest debut ever, for their new album That’s Why God Made The Radio. The album came in at No. 3 and […]

06/15/2012

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Brian Wilson Talks ‘Pet Sounds’ In Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Interview

The Beach Boys’ surviving members – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks – joined L.A. sister station K-EARTH 101’s Morning Show with Gary Bryan last week on-air to talk about […]

06/14/2012

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On The Charts: The Beach Boys’ Highest Debut Ever, Neil Young Makes Top 5

Following what was easily the best week all year for new classic rock releases, it’s no surprise that a slew of legacy artists are making high debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. […]

06/13/2012

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Catch A Wave: A Surf Music History Lesson In 12 Songs

There’s only so many ways to say “catch a wave.” Original surf-rockers like Dick Dale and The Ventures didn’t need lyrics to communicate their beachy message, just signature guitar riffs played with gusto. Yet when […]

06/12/2012

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Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys Perform At Bonnaroo This Weekend

This weekend, Manchester, Tennessee hosts one of the country’s largest music events, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Bonnaroo started out as a jam-band-based festival (as opposed to Coachella’s hipper, more indie-rock focus). But in […]

06/08/2012

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The Beach Boys Look Back 50 Years To Band’s Beginnings [VIDEO]

The Beach Boys are undeniably Southern California’s hometown heroes. They’ve created a signature sound that defines the laid back California beach lifestyle, infatuation with classic cars and young romance, and now after 50 influential years […]

06/06/2012

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