As the reunited Beach Boys make headlines this year, MD remembers their late original drummer. The Smithereens’ Dennis Diken traces Wilson’s path to the top, recounts his dramatic fall, and examines his underappreciated skills. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Subscribe NowLOG IN Read this article +get instant access TO 45 YEARSof Modern Drummer issues WITH A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for just $4.99 month with no contract! Love the printed mag? Click here.