Mike Love tells his side of the story
Plan was to continue on all along
That's why Love licenses and tours under the Beach Boys title even when he doesn't have Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and the rest along for the ride. After a summer tour and album with those guys -- which was better than it had any right to be -- Love made headlines when he let it be known that he was continuing the tour without Wilson or Jardine.
That prompted outrage by Beach Boy fans around the world. But in today's Times, Love gives his side of the story and makes a pretty compelling case that he has been more than fair with his bandmates.
You're unhappy still? Then don't go see the Wilson-less version. These guys cranked out 75 dates around the world, so if you wanted to see something approximating the classic lineup you had your chance. I'm glad they're not beating it into the ground -- and don't forget, they're releasing the Red Rocks show on DVD at some point.
I had the honor of working for the late Carl Wilson during his solo venture. The Beach Boys are an American institution...someone needs to remind Mr. Love(less) of this fact. He is a selfish, narcissitic FOOL! Without Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al and anyone who ever stepped on stage to perform as part of The Beach Boys band, Mike Love would have and still remains a person with barely any talent or musicianship...just that nasally twang he probably thinks is the 'sound' of The Beach Boys.
God bless the memory of both Carl & Dennis Wilson...long live Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks.
You ain't NOTHIN' now, Mike Love...oh, I forgot, yes you are...you are a HAS BEEN!
This group of Misfits never had it, and the only people who care about there music are a bunch of candy **** slow minded music lovers who couldn't dance thats why you love the BB's.BB's music has always sucked.and never had any kind of good riffs.