Watch Brian Wilson and his band in the studio work on “Honeycomb”


A new clip has been shared of Brian Wilson and his band browsing Jimmie Rodgers hit “Honeycomb” in the studio. The song appears on the recently released soundtrack of the new documentary Brian Wilson: long road promised, which is now available to stream following its debut at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in June.

In the video, a nervous Wilson is seen arriving at the studio with his friend Jason Fine, an editor at Rolling stone, and his interaction with band members as he explains his ideas for the recording. The couple’s conversations form the basis of the documentary directed by Brent Wilson, which features interviews with Elton john, Bruce springsteen, Jim Jones from My Morning Jacket, Don Was, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Gustavo Dudamel, comrade beach boy Al Jardine, Jakob Dylan and others.

“Honeycomb” is a song by the late American composer Bob Merrill, and was a No. 1 American hit in 1957 for Jimmie Rodgers. Merrill wrote for Broadway hit hits like Carnival! and Funny girl (including Barbra Streisand’s “People” for the latter) and “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? Patti Page among other blows. An unreleased Beach Boys recording of “Honeycomb” dates from around 1974; Wilson performed it on his 2015 No dock pressure tower.

As reported, he and his band will tour with Chicago next year, starting in Phoenix on June 7. The vast route continues until July 26. Wilson’s 80th birthday is June 20, when the Kansas, MO tour takes place at the Starlight Theater.

Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman wrote of the new movie: “Maybe we don’t need another documentary about Brian Wilson, but even if you think you know it all, Long Promised Road is a loving and satisfying, at times sentimental but often insightful film, a collection of accurate testimonials to Wilson’s art from fans as influential as Springsteen and Elton John, and a film that leaves the enchanting qualities of Wilson’s music overwhelming you.

Buy or stream Brian Wilson’s instrumental album At my piano.


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