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10 Sep 2013 16:47 #886513 von DumbAngel
Blondie im letzten Jahr mit "Sail on sailor". Er hats einfach immer noch drauf.

Hier ein bisschen mehr Einblick:

By Howie Edelson

Blondie Chaplin -- the legendary voice of the Beach Boys' classic 1973 hit, "Sail On Sailor" -- has signed on as a special guest for five shows on this fall's Brian Wilson tour with fellow Beach Boys co-founders Al Jardine and David Marks, along with guitar legend Jeff Beck.

In the statement announcing his participation on the upcoming tour, Brian Wilson said: "Blondie was one of my favorite singers in the '70s. He blew my mind with 'Sail On Sailor' and he also sang on a song called 'Funky Pretty,' on the Beach Boys' Holland album. Until two weeks ago, I hadn't seen him since 1974. It was great to see him again. He came into the studio and sang on one of my new tracks called 'He Come Down' -- and he sang it great. I'm stoked that he'll be performing at a few of our shows."

Chaplin, who along with his fellow South African bandmate in the Flame, drummer Ricky Fataar, joined the Beach Boys in 1971 after Carl Wilson produced a 1970 cult classic album for the group. Throughout 1972 and 1973, Chaplin and Fataar helped redefine the Beach Boys' live act, which saw the band performing in the arena circuit by the time of Chaplin's late-1973 exit. Chaplin contributed material to 1972's Carl And The Passions - "So Tough" and the groundbreaking 1973 Holland collection. Chaplin is also featured extensively on 1973's The Beach Boys In Concert album. After leaving the group, Chaplin performed with Rick Danko, the Band, Mick Taylor, and was part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration Of The Byrds.

Between 1997 and 2007, he was a part of the Rolling Stones' studio and touring ensemble, singing backup and playing guitar. He's been featured on the Stones' albums, Bridges To Babylon, No Security, Live Licks, A Bigger Bang, Shine A Light, and Light The Fuse. Most recently he's been playing dates with Joe Bonassamo.

On August 23rd, Blondie Chaplin joined Brian Wilson and Al Jardine in the studio to lay down tracks for his first Beach Boys-related session in over 40 years. Chaplin told us it was great to reconnect with Al Jardine: "He was so happy that it almost unnerved me, 'cause I haven't seen him for a long time. But he was in New York, and a friend of mine, who plays bass -- Keith Lentin at the Guitar Center -- and he met him there and he said, 'Hey, give love to Blondie and tell him to give me a call,' and blah, blah, blah. So, he was very excited. When I saw him at the session, he gave me a real big hug and was very, very happy to have me sing. So, they were very, very happy with that."

Although the session was co-produced with Wilson's collaborator, Joe Thomas -- who helped spearhead the Beach Boys' 2012 Top Three album, That's Why God Made The Radio -- Chaplin says that like the old days, he took his direction directly from Wilson: "Brian's the one who was behind the board, telling me, y'know, 'Do this again,' 'This is a little flat,' or whatever. But I'm pretty good with doing that stuff, so it wasn't so much direction. But, yeah, he was behind the board orchestrating, y'know, how many voices I should do on each track."

We asked Blondie to give a bit of detail in what exactly Wilson had him singing on the track: "They were vocal lines and they might be thinking about me doing a lead at some point in the future on this same song, but we'll see. That may be I'm jumping the gun -- at least, that's what Joe (Thomas) keeps talking about."

UPDATED: Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, & David Marks with Jeff Beck tour dates (subject to change):
September 27 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live (with Blondie Chaplin)
September 28 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 1 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
October 3 - Saint Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 4 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 5 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
October 6 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
October 8 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
October 9 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre - Citi Performing Arts Center
October 11 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
October 12 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre At Westbury
October 13 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
October 15 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (with Blondie Chaplin)
October 16 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater
October 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater (with Blondie Chaplin)
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (with Blondie Chaplin)
October 22 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre (with Blondie Chaplin)
October 25 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
October 26 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
October 27 - Akron, OH - E.J. Thomas Hall
October 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre

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18 Sep 2013 22:53 #886679 von DumbAngel

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25 Sep 2013 18:12 #886811 von DumbAngel,0,3220234.story

EDT, September 24, 2013

Brian Wilson doesn't remember much about visiting South Florida with the Beach Boys in the 1960s, before physical and emotional distress forced him to stop touring with the band he had formed with his brothers, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. One incident stands out in his mind, and while the details escape him, the story, brief as it may be, will resonate with anyone who's familiar with the Beach Boys' triumphant and tragic history, the Wilsons' rocky relationship with Love or what it's like to go anywhere with family.

"I remember it vaguely," Wilson says in a recent phone interview from his home in Beverly Hills. "Dennis and Mike had a fight when we were there. I just saw them fighting and said, 'What the hell is going on here?' "

Wilson's return to the area this week should be more harmonious. On Friday, Sept. 27, at Hard Rock Live, he'll kick off a national tour co-headlined by guitar god Jeff Beck and featuring a band that includes former Beach Boys Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and David Marks. The appearance will come nearly 16 months after Wilson performed with Love at the venue as part of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, which ended abruptly and unhappily when Love announced the tour's London shows would be the last for Wilson, Jardine and Marks. "It sort of feels like we're being fired," Wilson told the Los Angeles Times.

The new tour comes as Wilson is recording his first album of original, non-Beach Boys material since 2008. Wilson considers the as-yet-untitled album the third chapter in a story that started with the masterpiece "Pet Sounds" and its intended, troubled follow-up, "Smile," begun by the Beach Boys in 1966 and completed by Wilson in 2004.

"When we started working on this thing, he was calling it his life's suite," says Joe Thomas, a recording engineer, songwriter and producer — "I'm kind of his Guy Friday" — who has known Wilson for 20 years. "He looked at life as three different movements. One was 'Pet Sounds,' the other was 'Smile' and then, he wanted to go out with a bang and have a look back at life from an adult. 'Pet Sounds' was when he was just a kid. 'Smile' was when he was a little more savvy and in the business awhile. And now, this is a guy looking back at life and where he is now, which is in a much happier and less chaotic state."

The album will revisit many of Wilson's favorite themes ("summer and love affairs and stuff like that," he says) and involve several of his favorite musicians (Beck, Chaplin, Jardine, Marks and others to be named). "Some of the stuff is very mellow," he says. "You're going to like it very much."

In conversation, Wilson can be aloof and distracted, providing terse — but not ungracious — responses to inquiries about his life, music and health. At 71, the man who crafted "In My Room," "Girl Don't Tell Me" and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" has little use for small talk, if he ever did. He can also be enthusiastic, as when discussing the music of Paul McCartney and Phil Spector ("that's about my listening enjoyment"), the album of Disney songs he released in 2011 ("the Sherman brothers were really great writers") or an oldies radio station in Los Angeles ("I can't get enough of it"), on which he'll sometimes hear his songs ("it's a thrill").

"One thing about Brian that I've learned," Thomas says, "for all his perceived eccentricities, he's really the most practical guy I've ever met. His yeses are yeses and his noes are noes. He doesn't play the passive-aggressive game."

"He is really honest," adds Chaplin, who sang lead on the Beach Boys hit "Sail On, Sailor" and until this summer, hadn't seen or heard from Wilson since 1974. "He has such a quick head. You have to hang on, because he's very fast. He's got a very, very sharp mind."

The new album and tour mark the first collaboration between Wilson and Beck, another famously enigmatic rock icon best known for his 1960s bands the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, the latter of which featured Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. In 2005, at a celebration of Wilson's career hosted by the recording-industry charity MusiCares, Beck surprised him with a tender performance of the elegiac "Surf's Up" and a rocked-out take on "Surfin' U.S.A." Even though Wilson has seldom given the electric guitar a starring role in his music, he knew immediately that he had to work with Beck.

By all accounts, their first recording session this summer was awkward, with Beck confused by Wilson's timid demeanor and Wilson too awestruck by the guitarist to speak. Told Beck had admitted to being intimidated by him, Wilson counters that the feeling was mutual.

"I was intimidated to record with him, too," he says, his voice leaping. "But we both got over it and got busy."

Thomas says he, too, was anxious that first day in the studio, though he offers that Beck and Wilson make a more natural partnership than their respective fans may believe, and describes the songs they recorded as "fusion jazz rock with Brian singing, 'oohs' and 'aahs.' "

"It was two guys who shared a lot of mutual respect for each other, a ton. They were equally as reverent and equally as nervous. We were all nervous. You're working with one legend and another one comes in, that doesn't always go well," he recalls.

"I think that Jeff was amazed that Brian wouldn't say a lot, but when he would say something, it was right on. He'd have his eyes closed, and he'd be listening, and I could see that Jeff would look over at Brian and go, 'Is he listening or is he sleeping?' And Jeff would maybe pull a string a little sharp or something, and Brian would go, 'Hey, you got a better one in you, Jeff. That one was a little sharp.' And Jeff would go, 'Well, OK, of course he's listening. This is the way he does it.' "

Thomas says Wilson has so far recorded 25 songs for the album, and the sessions will resume after the new year. With the wound of Love's "firing" of Wilson from the Beach Boys still raw, the songwriter is moving forward, and with a sense of determination he hasn't felt in years.

"He likes being in a band, and right now, it doesn't look like it's possible that he can have his band [the Beach Boys]," Thomas says. "So he has Alan, David, Jeff and Blondie Chaplin. I think he's concocting in his head, 'I want to take this opportunity to play with all these people I've never got the chance to play with before.' ... He's in a much more comfortable place in his life, where he trusts people, and he's happy."

He's also busy. Wilson recently supervised the soundtrack for "Love and Mercy," a biographical film due out next year in which he'll be played by Paul Dano and John Cusack. He's planning to release a new memoir in 2015 (he largely disavows the 1996 autobiography "Wouldn't It Be Nice"), and is already thinking about the album he wants to record after he finishes the current one.

"I would like to do a rock 'n' roll album, the Phil Spector type of rock 'n' roll," he says. "I'm interested in doing a rock 'n' roll album, something that would make people clap and be happy."

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27

Where: Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Cost: $49-$84

Contact: 800-745-3000 or

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11 Okt 2013 19:15 - 11 Okt 2013 19:16 #886981 von DumbAngel
Gestern bei Jimmy Fallon. Brian, Al, David und Jeff Beck. "Our prayer" und "Danny boy"
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17 Okt 2013 00:49 - 17 Okt 2013 00:49 #887049 von DumbAngel

Ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin Reunites With Brian Wilson After 40 Years
'When I walked into the studio, I could see his two brothers near him. It tripped me out'

Brian Wilson Pulls Off a Surprise 'Pet Sounds' Show In New York
Alongside Jeff Beck, Wilson proved he can get along just fine without Mike Love
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17 Okt 2013 18:35 #887052 von DumbAngel

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21 Okt 2013 21:35 #887101 von DumbAngel
Und noch eins:

Die Kritiken zu den bisherigen Konzerten sind allesamt sehr, sehr gut. Man hat sich mittlerweile spontan dafür entschieden, das ganze Pet Sounds Album zu spielen in einigen Shows.

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28 Okt 2013 22:54 #887142 von DumbAngel

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02 Dez 2013 20:02 #887594 von DumbAngel
Wer schon immer mal die Geheimnisse eines der größten Produzenten der 60er kennenlernen wollte, schaue sich dieses Video an:

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02 Dez 2013 20:51 #887600 von Earth Boy

Klassisches Brian-Interview :lach2:

In der Tat. Brian ist schon ein harter Brocken, kaum eine Antwort länger als zwei Sätze bzw. ohne jeglichen Tiefgang, da schafft man locker 100 Fragen in 10 Minuten - wenn man denn so viele vorbereitet hat :grin:. Der arme Interviewer. :crazy:

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18 Jul 2014 16:45 #891523 von DumbAngel

Brian Wilson's Girl-Powered LP: In the Studio With the Beach Boy
Beach Boys leader calls Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves and more for solo disc

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22 Jul 2014 21:03 #891583 von DumbAngel
'Love & Mercy,' Biopic on Brian Wilson's Dark Years, to Premiere in September

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25 Jul 2014 19:39 #891617 von DumbAngel

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02 Okt 2014 17:32 - 02 Okt 2014 17:37 #892360 von DumbAngel
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