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Yes, the Beach Boys Are Reuniting

NEW YORK - JULY 29: (L-R) Randell Kirsch, Scott Totten, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Tim Bonhomme and Christian Love of the Beach Boys visit  The Empire State Building on July 29, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christian Love;Randell Kirsch;Scott Totten;Bruce Johnston;Mike Love;Tim Bonhomme

When a "historic band reunion" announcement was promised for the Grammys Nomination concert, rumor had it that the Beach Boys might be the "iconic group" in question. That announcement never happened, but the Beach Boys are getting back together anyway — they just announced a new album and a world tour (kicking off at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in April) to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Even Brian Wilson signed up! Okay, let's all celebrate with a little "Wouldn't It Be Nice" at top volume.

Photo: Alli Harvey/2009 Alli Harvey