LOS ANGELES -- Brian Wilson says he felt blindsided by a news release from his Beach Boys band mate Mike Love that ended the good vibrations on the band's 50th anniversary tour.
Wilson answered Mike Love's recent explanation in The Los Angeles Times with a response in the newspaper Tuesday. Love says he was simply trying to clear up confusion about post-50th anniversary dates when he issued the news release, but many - including band members Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks - took the release as news of a firing.
"As far as I know I can't be fired - that wouldn't be cool," Wilson wrote in the Times. "The negativity surrounding all the comments bummed me out. What's confusing is that by Mike not wanting or letting Al, David and me tour with the band, it sort of feels like we're being fired."
The dueling newspaper notes are the latest turn in what's been an off-and-on again relationship for decades. Wilson and Love are cousins and founding members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band that helped crystalize the California sound of the 1960s. Wilson stopped touring regularly in 1964, notes Love, who has led a version of the band on the road for the last 13 years.
As the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' founding approached, Wilson and Love agreed to perform with the band's surviving early members for a new album and tour. Wilson, the creative force behind many of the band's iconic hits, said everything exceeded his expectations.
"Mike kept saying throughout the tour `The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,' and both Al and I agree, which made us all think that he wanted to continue," Wilson wrote. "We originally started out with 50 shows, but the success and the demand kept growing and we obliged. No one knew in the beginning that this was going to be so rewarding and popular with our fans. Once we got cooking we were all stoked!"
Earlier this year, the band released a new album that debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Love's news release ended those feelings, though. It came just before the Beach Boys were to play the last of 75 50th anniversary shows late last month in London. Love wrote in an article that the 50th anniversary tour was always finite and that the new dates in smaller venues had long been set for the lineup toured by him.
"To avoid public confusion, and at the request of Brian's representative, we had a press release sent out detailing the differences between the two Beach Boys tours and its varying lineups," wrote Love, who noted that over a decade ago he was granted an exclusive license to tour as the "Beach Boys." "I was surprised that Brian and Al said they were surprised by this announcement. Some media outlets interpreted all of this as me firing the band."
Wilson says the expectation was that both sides would help craft and approve the news release. That didn't happen and now he thinks it's Love's turn to reach out.
"That's it in a nutshell, all these conversations need to be between the shareholders, and I welcome Mike to call me," he wrote.
NOTE: Mike Love's letter to the Los Angeles Times is available here. In the letter, Love disputes reports that he "fired" Wilson and the other original members of the Beach Boys.
CALIFORNIA GIRLS The Beach Boys MM images
The Top hit of 1965 by The Beach Boys, and images of Hollywood Legend Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn knew how to project the joy of living, and happiness. She liked the professional touch, and worked with the best photographers . Her photos are everywhere. She had a zest for life... Selected quotes from Lee Strasberg“s eulogy, August 1962: "Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine." "Others were as physically beautiful as she was, but there was obviously something more in her, something that people saw and recognized in her performances and with which they identified. She had a luminous quality - a combination of wistfulness, radiance, yearning - to set her apart and yet make everyone wish to be a part of it, to share in the childish naivete which was so shy and yet so vibrant.". Song: CALIFORNIA GIRLS The Beach Boys, vocal Music and Lyrics: Brian Wilson and Mike Love From the Lp: Summer Days ( and Summer Nights) (1965) Images of Marilyn Monroe by the following photographers: Ed Feingersh Cecil Beaton Sam Shaw Andre' de Dienes Joseph Jasgur Peter Mangone ( 14 yrs. old in 1955) Milton H. Greene Philippe Halsman Lawrence Schiller
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