Grammys: Is a Beach Boys reunion in the works?
CBS and the Recording Academy had publicized that Wednesday's broadcast would have the name of a historically significant band that would reunite for the February award show, but it never came. Producers were mum but sources close to the show said that talks with the band — reportedly the Beach Boys — fell apart in the 48 hours leading up to the nomination show.
There's hope, however, that the Beach Boys will still be available for the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards.
Here is what the Recording Academy promised in its press releases leading up to the nomination concert: "In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, 'The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!' will feature a special live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12, 2012."
— Geoff Boucher
Photo: The Beach Boys in 1966. From left are Al Jardine, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. Credit: Associated Press.