Beach Boys feeling good vibrations ahead of Grammy performance
February 11th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Beach Boys feeling good vibrations ahead of Grammy performance

There are plenty of good vibrations surrounding The Beach Boys as they gear up for a reunion performance at the Grammys on Sunday.

The group hasn't performed together live in more than two decades, but Mike Love and Brian Wilson told CNN that any tension among them is all in the past.

"It feels really nice" to get back together on the Grammy stage after so many years, Love said, and Wilson concurred.

“It’s a nice feeling – a very productive kind of thing," Wilson said. "We don’t fool around, you know. When it comes to singing, of course we don’t fool around.”

The group will be joined by Foster the People and Maroon 5 for a special performance at Sunday's Grammy show, made all the better by the fact that both of those acts are huge fans of the Beach Boys. Foster the People will perform "Wouldn't It Be Nice," while Maroon 5 will take "Surfer Girl."

"They knew exactly what songs they wanted to do," Love said.

Foster the People's Mark Foster can recall seeing The Beach Boys as a kid, and said it was a "huge shock" when his group was asked to perform with them.

"I think all of us almost passed out when they asked us to play," Foster said. "The Beach Boys were my first concert ever. I saw them when I was seven years old, and I never would have expected to share a stage with them. It's a dream come true."


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    July 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jj

    They blew the young guys out of the water at the Grammys. Good vibrations!

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. layla

    Johnston (who like Marks, is NOT an original member) did not leave the band along with Al when Carl died. He's been Mike's sidekick since he returned in the late 70s. Marks replaced original member Al for 2 albums. BRUCE AND DAVID arent real Beach Boys hence why they aren't in the Hall of Fame. The Beach Boys are Brian, Dennis, & Carl Wilson; Al Jardine ; and Mike Love. BEST BAND EVER

    February 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wen

      David Marks was on the first four album covers. Surfin Safari, Surfin USA, Surfer Girl, and Little Deuce Coupe. Al Jardine does not appear until the Shutdown Volume 2 LP.

      February 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • frank

      Here's the history-Murray booted marks, al left to return after 2 years of dental school, Glenn Campbell replace Brian as a touring member briefly before striking out on his own- he was replaced by Bruce Johnson who had dissolved "Bruce and Terry" of Hey Little Cobra fame (Melcher was Doris Day's son and a near victim of Manson by the way) Melcher has passed away I believe

      February 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Setting the record straight, layla, David Marks and Bruce Johnson were, in fact, "real" Beach Boys, although neither was one of the original five (which were Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine). When Al went to college, David Marks was invited to take his place. A couple of years later, Al came back and David left. After that, Brian had a "break-down" on the road, and Glen Campbell came in to replace him, playing bass and singing high falsetto vocals. When Glen left to pursue his olo career, Bruce Johnson came in and replaced Glen. These are matters of fact. Check 'em out if you have any doubt.

      February 13, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • edwin

      Saying Bruce Johnston is not a "real" Beach Boy is like saying Ron Wood is not a "real" Rolling Stone. Those are Bruce's "real" Beach Boys vocals on God Only Knows and other famous Brian Wilson tunes.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    C'mon guys... How about a more recent picture? Carl's been dead for 15 years now.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bjn72

    how old is this photo. isnt that carl wilson on the far left. if it his him he has been dead since the late 90's

    February 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • frank

      The photo is from the 80's= Dennis passed in the 1983 – Carl in 1n 1998

      February 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hombre

    I remeber when the beach boys came here there awsome

    February 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Peter

    Which Beach Boys will appear? There are three groups that tour as the Beach Boys, each led by a different original member

    February 12, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Wen

      The Beach Boys that will be there tonight are Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston.

      February 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnroxx

      Peter, there is only ONE group that appears as the Beach Boys, the one led by Mike Love. The group is VERY protective of the Beach Boys "brand; in fact, when Al Jardine left, he toured for a very brief time as "Beach Boys Family and Friends," before he was stopped from using that name by Mike Love's lawyers. Brian Wilson has toured under his own name since returning to the road a number of years ago.

      February 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wen

    David Marks was an original member. He was on the first four albums. Al Jardine thought he was going to be a Dentist and split for school. When it appeared they were going to be a smash , he returned. Brian kicked David out of the group shortly afterwards.

    February 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    Sure beats another county fair gig!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. Carol

    The Beach Boys, one of, if not THE, greatest group ever. How I do wish the Summer could be Endless.....can't wait see them. Musical genius.

    February 12, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. dan

    Don't do it! The world has a great memory of you.. When they see that you lip sync it's over...

    February 12, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jan

    What a wonderful thing to have icons from the past singing with the icons (Foster the People) of the future singing together.

    February 12, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Patrick

    I think the last time the originals all played together was at knebworth, England in1980. every now and then VH-1 will show it. Of course Dennis and Carl Wilson are no longer with us. I wonder if Al Jardeen will take part. Last I heard He and Mike Love were bitter enemies.

    February 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sirena

    What do you mean two decades!!?? They did perform live in 2001, I saw them in the Performing Arts of Broward. And it was great! They also went to South America. :)

    February 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      What you probably saw, Sirena, was Mike Love and his band performing under the name "The Beach Boys." Brian Wilson left the group decades ago, while Love and Jardin had a falling out about 15 years ago or so. I saw them perform in 1997 and it was Love, Jardin, and Johston. Carl Wilson was already very sick and shortly after he died in 1998, Jardin and Johnston left the band. This is the first time all the surviving original members have performed together in at least two decades.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      Mike Love with do anything to make a buck. How long has this guy 'bled" the Beach Boys? Time for him to retire permantely. He is wayyyy over the hill. Relax Mike and spend all your money on something worthwhile now. Donate to charities, do some good in life.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  16. dawn01

    better get to that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    February 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sokman

    Ahh Crazy sign beat me to the Good Vibrations/Zestra connection...

    February 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. .•|•.

    Happy Sat all! Lol! I wonder if the Beach Boys have plenty of good vibrations gearing up for the reunion cuz of Kris Jenner's new oils? (1st'y)

    February 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • !!!!!

      "Wouldn't it be nice" if they still put out those good vibrations. We girls like our good vibrations!

      February 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      Good vibrations c u m with c size batterys.lmao *sumthing else that makes my work easyer*

      February 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |

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