It’s good to hear Brian Wilson sounding upbeat after that whole Beach Boys kerfuffle following their whirlwind 50th anniversary tour. The legendary Beach Boys co-founder is putting the event behind him, and has reportedly returned to Capitol Music Group to record and self-produce his eleventh solo album.
“I was really moved by the fans’ excitement about The Beach Boys’ album and tour last year,” Wilson said in a press release. “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.”
According to the announcement, for his most recent recordings, Wilson has been joined in the studio by “talented friends he personally invited,” including former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks and guitar icon Jeff Beck.
The Wrap also disclosed casting details yesterday from the biopic titled, Love & Mercy, which takes a brave look at Wilson’s life by exploring his notorious psychological battles. Paul Giamatti has been cast as Wilson’s therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy, who became suspect for the large role he played in the musician’s life. Since the movie spans several decades, Paul Dano and John Cusack will play the troubled Beach Boys frontman at different points in his life.