Brian Wilson is rock's ultimate survivor, and if anyone can be forgiven for showing a little emotional wear and tear, it's him. Last night, the fragile Beach Boys frontman joined bandmate Mike Love on Jimmy Fallon's couch, where they chatted with the "Late Night" TV host about their iconic group's reunion tour and album.
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Love did most of the talking, ensuring fans that Brian's arranging and harmonizing skills are as strong as ever, but Wilson stole the segment with a classic story about being karate chopped by Elvis. Better than the interview were the three performances. In addition to "That's Why God Made the Radio," the title track from their forthcoming album, the Beach Boys offered up two classics: "In My Room" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice."
That these guys are still alive is only slightly less miraculous than the fact they're being civil with each other again, and as Fallon said, the resurgence of "America's band" has brought a smile to people's faces.
"It's like sonic deja vu," Love agreed. "Like there was never any time that passed." Something like that.
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