One of our favorite artists that come out to play on the weekends on New Jersey 101.5 are the Beach Boys!  They are celebrating 50 years together and their music has been enjoyed by 3 generations.

This week they kicked off their Summer of 2012 Anniversary Tour in Arizona.  They will visit our area over the next few weeks, coming to New York's Beacon Theater on May 8th and 9th.  The sold out show comes to New Jersey at the Borgata on May 19th.

They also released a brand new single this week!  Listen for "That's Why God Made The Radio" on New Jersey 101.5 this weekend!  This is the title track of their new album that will be released on June 5th.

What makes this tour and new album so special is that Brian Wilson has rejoined the band on tour and in the studio for the first time in 20 years.  Brian is joined by Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.

"Radio was my whole education," says Brian Wilson. "Chuck Berry, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Freshmen, Phil Spector, Little Richard... To hear 'That's Why God Made The Radio' on the radio would be a thrill beyond belief, it really would. It would be a thrill beyond belief."

"I got a lot of my appreciation for all of the creativity in the world, in terms of music, through the radio," Mike Love mentions. "For all of us who grew up in the '50s, '60s, '70s and beyond, the radio has played such a huge, important part in our lives. When we were kids, we'd sneak out of the house and go and sit in Brian's car and listen to the local radio stations on his car radio."

Listen to the new Beach Boys tune "That's Why God Made The Radio" below, and check out the video where the guys talk about their reunion and the song.