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Want to Play Lead Guitar for the Beach Boys?

Iconic SoCal rock band gives fans the chance to contribute to previously unreleased track from 1979


In conjunction with the release of their upcoming Made In California box set, the Beach Boys are holding a contest allowing fans to contribute a guitar solo to “Goin’ to the Beach,” a previously unreleased track by Mike Love. The winning selection will be mixed into the final version of the track, which will then be debuted on the band’s Facebook page.


What’s in it for you, aside from a chance to contribute a guitar part to a track from one of rock’s most iconic bands? The guitarist whose entry is chosen will also receive a custom “Made In California” Fender Stratocaster and a VIP prize pack from Fender and the band’s label, Capitol Records.

Who chooses the winner you ask? Why the Beach Boys themselves.


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