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We should still be basking in the musical afterglow from last week's concert with Mike Love and the Beach Boys, but it wasn't meant to be. The Aug. 10 derecho did so much damage in Cedar Rapids the Friday, Aug. 21 concert at the McGrath Amphitheatre had to be canceled.

I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Love the previous week while he was safely tucked away at his Lake Tahoe home. He was stoked to play another outdoor gig; I think he said the Iowa show would be the band's third appearance since the pandemic.

He talked about being quarantined and that gave him inspiration to write a new song, "This Too Shall Pass," along with his close friendship with John Stamos. Here's our interview and I've included a link to the new song which also features John Stamos on drums.