The Beach Boys' member Brian Wilson has returned to his original record label, Capitol Music Group, to produce and record his eleventh studio album. Joining him at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios are former band mates Al Jardine and David Marks, rock guitarist Jeff Beck and many of his old-time pals mostly from his touring days.
"I was really moved by the fans' excitement about The Beach Boys' album and tour last year," Wilson said, referring to the band's latest album "That's Why God Made the Radio" and recent 50th Anniversary Tour as the inspiration for his new record. "It charged me up and my head was full of music - I just couldn't wait to get back into the studio to let it out," he added.
With a rock 'n' roll album in mind, Wilson enlisted the help of guitar virtuoso Beck whom the Beach Boy first met back in 2005 during the MusiCares Person of the Year event, ending up as one of his good friends from then until now. Wilson said Beck's incredible skills as a guitar player "absolutely blew my mind" and that he wanted to showcase it in his new album.
Wilson is happy to be back at Capitol, saying the record company has welcomed him back both with "good ears and open arms." Apart from recording his new music, he will perform with Jardine and Marks on several shows throughout July plus one on October 20 in Los Angeles.
The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks - summer shows: