Brian Wilson announces new autobiography

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir to be released by De Capo Press

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Brian Wilson has announced details of his new autobiography.

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir will be published on October 11 by De Capo Press.

This is Wilson’s second I autobiography following 1991’s Wouldn’t It Be Nice: My Own Story.


The book was written in collaboration with Ben Greenman who has previously worked with George Clinton and Questlove of the Roots on their memoirs.

You can read Uncut’s exclusive interview with Brian Wilson in our new issue, available in UK stores and to buy digitally

An excerpt of the book was released to Pitchfork, in it he says:


“Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they’ll get it right and sometimes they’ll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don’t like discussing them. Sometimes I don’t even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed. Sometimes memories come back to me when I least expect them.”

“Maybe that’s the only way it works when you’ve lived the life I’ve lived: starting a band with my brothers that was managed by my father, watching my father become difficult and then impossible, watching myself become difficult and then impossible, watching women I loved come and go, watching children come into the world, watching my brothers get older, watching them pass out of the world.”

Brian Wilson will be touring the UK with his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. Capital/UMe will be releasing the album as a deluxe reissue on June 10.

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Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour dates are:

May 15 – Bristol Colston Hall
May 17 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 18 – Cardiff St Davids Hall
May 20-21 – The London Palladium
May 24 – Manchester O2 Apollo
May 26 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
May 27 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 29 – Gateshead Sage
May 31 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
June 1 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

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