Brian Wilson is gearing up for an extensive 33-date fall and winter tour. 15 dates into the trek, the band will switch from featuring the Beach Boys' 1966 classic Pet Sounds to spotlighting Wilson's famed holiday music, with the group performing 1964's The Beach Boys' Christmas Album in its entirety. Once again joining Wilson on the road are fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, with the shows including a slew of the group's hits along with selections from Wilson's 2005 solo holiday set, What I Really Want For Christmas, which included then-new Wilson Christmas originals co-written with Bernie Taupin and Jimmy Webb, respectively.

Brian Wilson, who recently underwent successful back surgery, chatted with TheMainEdge.com and was asked how he felt: "I’m fine today. My legs still feed bad but I’m OK. I wear a knee brace and that helps." Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Wilson's legendary backing group joining forces with him -- whom Paul McCartney dubbed the best in the business. Wilson explained, "That’s why they’re in my band. My band means the world to me, They’re all great musicians."

Over 50 years on there's hardly a house without a copy of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds in it. But back in 1966, it left the group's record label dumbfounded. Wilson recalled: "I don’t think they knew what to do with it because it was different than what they were expecting. They know what to do with it now."

Wilson, who's now 76, was asked to describe a typical day in his life these days: "I’m pretty much always at my house and I watch the news on TV. I stay up to date on everything that’s going on."

Although Brian Wilson's life on the road during his 1970's comeback and downward spiral is the stuff of legend, he explained that his post-show ritual is about as far from "rock star" as you can get: "It takes me a couple of hours to unwind after the concert, I go back to the hotel, I watch television and have something to eat."

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