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Mike Love Wasn’t Happy With the Beach Boys Reunion
Mike Love Wasn’t Happy With the Beach Boys Reunion
Mike Love Wasn’t Happy With the Beach Boys Reunion
Plenty of Beach Boys fans are disappointed with the way the band's much-ballyhooed 50th-anniversary tour, which ended with Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks "fired" from the lineup, and Mike Love continuing to perform with his own version of the group. But as it turns out, Love has been feeling pretty let down about their reunion almost since it started.
Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys
Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys
Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys
Last year, as the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour wrapped up, Mike Love announced that the group would be hitting the road again, but without original members Al Jardine, David Marks and leader Brian Wilson. This pretty much amounted to being fired, Wilson said at the time. ''I don't know how that sacking controversy started," Love recently told The Daily Star. "I'd love to work with B
45 Years Ago: The Beach Boys’ ‘Friends’ Album Released
45 Years Ago: The Beach Boys’ ‘Friends’ Album Released
45 Years Ago: The Beach Boys’ ‘Friends’ Album Released
"'Pet Sounds' is by far my very best album, though my favorite is 'Friends'," writes Brian Wilson in the liner notes of the CD reissue of the latter album. "I think that the Beach Boys sound was developing right along. I had developed a sixth sense for everybody's voices."
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’
The Beach Boys reunion hit a snag when vocalist Mike Love decided to keep the band out on tour this fall, but not with the full lineup. Brian Wilson is one of the three members who toured this summer but who weren't invited to be part of the fall run, and the co-vocalist has responded to Love's comments that he didn't "fire" the other members.
Mike Love: ‘I Did Not Fire Brian Wilson From the Beach Boys’
Mike Love: ‘I Did Not Fire Brian Wilson From the Beach Boys’
Mike Love: ‘I Did Not Fire Brian Wilson From the Beach Boys’
Just before the last date of the Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour, word got out that singer and co-founder Mike Love had 'fired' members Al Jardine, David Marks and Brian Wilson. The truth is far less sinister, but no less frustrating for Beach Boys fans. In an open letter to the LA Times, Mike Love attempts to set the record straight.

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