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
"'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."
Not one to let Mike Love have the upper hand, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson is hitting the road with fellow Beach Boys members David Marks and Al Jardine this summer. The trio have announced seven dates (listed below), with a promise of more to follow.
Sunday night (Feb. 10) marked a milestone for the Beach Boys, who picked up their first-ever Grammy for the 'Smile Sessions' box set -- but that doesn't mean the recently renewed rift between Brian Wilson and Mike Love will be mended anytime soon.
45 years after its initial creation, the Beach Boys' long-unreleased 'Smile' album took home a 2013 Grammy Award in the Best Historical Album category, beating out one of their most famous former rivals.
A cult classic almost since its release more than 40 years ago, director Monte Hellman's 'Two-Lane Blacktop' -- featuring James Taylor and former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson in their only acting roles -- is getting the deluxe reissue treatment today (Jan. 8).
The Beach Boys captured highlights of their 50th anniversary tour for a new DVD and Blu-ray set to be released on Nov. 20. 'The Beach Boys: Live in Concert -- 50th Anniversary Tour' features 21 well-known hits and new songs from their 'That's Why God Made the Radio' album released earlier this year.
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.
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.