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Brian Wilson invites Uncut into his Los Angeles home to discuss his music, his upcoming Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour and the future, in the new issue of Uncut, out now.

Wilson reveals that he hasn’t written a song for 18 months, but admits that he misses making music and is planning to work on a new album later in 2016.

“I haven’t been inspired to write,” he tells Uncut‘s Bud Scoppa. “I might make an album later on this year. A tribute album to the great rock’n’roll artists like Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Little Richard, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones…


“[Do I miss making music?] I do, yeah.”

During the feature, Wilson also discusses The Beach Boys‘ 2012 reunion, and his late brothers Dennis and Carl Wilson, while longtime cohorts Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine let us in on what it’s like working with Brian.

“What I like about Brian now is that he’s really happy,” explains Chaplin. “He’s happy with the music that he did before, he’s happy to be doing it now and he’s more animated onstage.”

The May 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on PJ Harvey’s new album, Brian Wilson, The National’s all-star Grateful Dead tribute, Jack White and T Bone Burnett’s American Epic, Cate Le Bon, Donovan, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cheap Trick, Graham Nash, Heartworn Highways, Sturgill Simpson and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

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