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Brian Wilson Recreates Beach Boys Classics on New Album At My Piano: Listen to “God Only Knows”

Brian Wilson has announced a solo piano album of stripped-back classics from his catalog. Out November 19 via Decca, At My Piano features piano renditions of Beach Boys tunes “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “In My Room,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “California Girls,” “Surf’s Up,” “Good Vibrations,” and more, along with “God Only Knows,” which you can hear below.
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Hear “God Only Knows” From Brian Wilson’s New Album Of Solo Piano Beach Boys Hits

We generally don’t think of Brian Wilson as the kind of artist who would record a stripped-down solo-piano album. At his peak, the former Beach Boys sonic mastermind was famous for complex orchestrations and layered vocal harmonies so ambitious that the rest of Wilson’s band rebelled against him. But later this fall, Wilson will release At My Piano, a new album of Beach Boys classics that consists entirely of Wilson playing piano.
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Brian Wilson Reworks Beach Boys Classics For New Album ‘At My Piano’

Brian Wilson recorded solo takes on songs from throughout his illustrious career, including a bevy of Beach Boys classics such as lead single “God Only Knows,” for the new album At My Piano. The 15-track LP is set for release through Decca on November 19. “In My Room,” “Good Vibrations,”...
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Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. A showcase of Wilson’s impeccable songcraft as he revisits several songs from throughout his unrivaled career, the set was announced on Friday and previewed with a gorgeous instrumental version of “God Only Knows”:
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Rolling Stone's top 500 song list goes woke: Bob Dylan and John Lennon are bumped for Aretha Franklin and Public Enemy in music magazine's first chart in 17 years with bosses hailing new rankings as 'more inclusive'

Rolling Stone has updated their list of the greatest 500 songs for the first time in 17 years, with a markedly more diverse chart that sees Aretha Franklin bumping Bob Dylan off the top spot. The most prominent changes are seen in the coveted top three positions, which went to...
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Waddy Wachtel Talks About Linda, James, and His Career as a Session Ace

If you’ve ever enjoyed holding a record jacket in your hands while listening to an album from a prominent singer-songwriter from the ’70s or ’80s, and examined the credits while it plays, chances are that you’ll discover the name Waddy Wachtel. Frequently. The guitarist has been a first-call Los Angeles session player for many of the biggest artists of the era, recording and touring with such stars as Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and Stevie Nicks, to name a few. His name often gets mentioned along with the session aces Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel, and for good reason: they’ve worked together for over five decades. Now the four, along with “newcomer” Steve Postell, have released their first full-length album as a unit, calling themselves the Immediate Family.
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Rolling Stone Reveals the Greatest Songs of All Time

After sharing its best music videos of all time, Rolling Stone has revealed the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The Queen, Aretha Franklin, tops the list with her renowned classic “Respect,” followed by Public Enemy’s 1989 anthem “Fight the Power,” which RS calls a “manifesto for racial revolution and Black pride.”
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Michael Vartan Shares Near-“Disaster” Moment While Filming ‘Never Been Kissed’ Scene With Drew Barrymore

Twenty-two years after Never Been Kissed hit theaters, Drew Barrymore had a mini-reunion on her daytime talk show, where Michael Vartan shared a hilarious behind-the-scenes story about their characters’ kiss.  On Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the host introduced a clip of Vartan’s character, Sam Coulson, meeting Barrymore’s character, Josie, on the baseball mound to share her first kiss, one of the most memorable moments from the film. “I just wish Michael Vartan could be here to live out that moment again,” Barrymore joked before Vartan jogged onto the set as “Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys started to...
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Six unique finds at the new Dearborn Music in Farmington

From Billie Eilish to The Beach Boys, downtown Farmington's newest shop has something for all kinds of music lovers. After several months of work, Dearborn Music opened its second location earlier this month at 33025 Grand River Ave., in downtown Farmington. It's the first expansion into Oakland County for the music shop, which still retains its original store along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn that's been open since 1956.
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