Beach Boys star Mike Love is planning to reveal all about the band in a new memoir.
The singer, who is the sole licensee of the Beach Boys name, hasn't been portrayed in the best light in previous Beach Boys books and now he's hoping to set the record straight in his own tome.
Love insists it's time for him to speak out after years of being "ostracised" and "vilified" by bandmates like cousin Brian Wilson.
"It was like I hardly did anything and Brian did everything," Love told Rolling Stone. "It’s like kind of trying to erase somebody from history or create another reality.
Continue reading: Mike Love Plans To Tell His Side Of Beach Boys Drama In New Book
Singer Mike Love Has Finally Completed Work On A Christmas Song He Wrote For A Planned Beach Boys Holiday Album In 1979.
(You'll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day was released on Love's Meleco Records on Friday (06Nov15).
He originally wrote the tune with classical pianist Ron Altbach and the Beach Boys cut a rough demo, but the recording was never completed.
Love returned to the track earlier this year (15) when indie rockers Phoenix approached him and asked for his permission to cover the song for Bill Murray's upcoming Netflix holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.
Continue reading: Beach Boys Star Mike Love Releases 36-Year-old Christmas Single
Veteran rocker David Crosby has blasted rapper Kanye West as a talentless "idiot" and taken aim at Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, insisting he is "not a good person", in a candid Twitter.com chat with fans.
The Crosby, Stills & Nash star was taking part in a question and answer session online on Tuesday (03Mar15) when he was quizzed about his fellow musicians, and he had nothing good to say about outspoken West, who hit headlines last month (Feb15) when he protested against Beck's Album of the Year win at the Grammy Awards.
Quizzed about West and his "impact as an artist", an unimpressed Cosby replied, "He's an idiot and a poser... has no talent at all."
Continue reading: David Crosby Brands Kanye West An 'Idiot'
The Beach Boys have announced that they will reunite for a tour to mark the 50th anniversary of their hit 1964 single 'Fun Fun Fun'.
The Beach Boys will embark on a tour to mark the 50th anniversary of their single 'Fun Fun Fun'.
The 'Good Vibrations' hitmakers have announced they will be celebrating the landmark anniversary of their 1964 track by reuniting for a number of shows in the United States and the United Kingdom, and percussionist Mike Love has confessed they're doing it for their fans.
He said: ''Year after year, it's been a great source of inspiration to see the happiness our music has brought to multiple generations of Beach Boys fans in so many parts of the world.''
Continue reading: The Beach Boys To Tour For Single's 50th Anniversary
The Good Vibrations singer wrote Pisces Brothers in 2004 based on his trip to India with The Beatles in 1968, and the song's title refers to the astrological sign he shared with Harrison.
Love says, "This being the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, I wanted to commemorate this incredibly significant trip we all took together to India... It was enormously influential on all of us, most especially George. The song is really sentimental for me, and meant to honour George Harrison's remarkable contribution to music. And how, in this one moment in time, we got together, as the song says, not fortune or for fame, but for enlightenment."
Continue reading: Mike Love Marks George Harrison's Birthday With Track Tribute
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck should make for an interesting live experience.
We already knew that Jeff Beck had contributed to Brian Wilson's forthcoming solo album, though it appears the pair's collaborative future is more serious than we first assumed. The rock heavyweights are set to hit the road together for a tour that begins in Hollywood on September 27, 2013.
"He's got a truckload of hits to play, but we'll build on that and interact," Beck told USA Today, "Brian will kick things off, but I'll also be given enough time to establish what I'm about. In the end, we'll mix and match. It's a complete honor to be on stage with him."
The enigmatic Wilson simply called guitarist Beck "very well versed" in his music, noting that "he'll play in the pockets where I'm not singing. He brings that great guitar-player kind of thing to the picture."
Continue reading: After Beach Boys Farce, Brian Wilson To Tour With Jeff Beck
The Beach Boys are adamant they never sacked singer Brian Wilson and would jump at the chance to work with him again.
The 'Good Vibrations' hitmakers insist they never sacked frontman Brian - who briefly rejoined the band for their 50th anniversary tour and new album 'That's Why God Made The Radio' last year - claiming it was he who didn't want to continue touring with them.
The band's Mike Love told the Daily Star newspaper: ''I don't know how that sacking controversy started. I'd love to work with Brian again.
Continue reading: The Beach Boys Want Brian Wilson Back
Rockstars and comedians hit the Hilton Hotel in New York City for the Friars Club Roast of Jack Black. Along with Black himself, Kiss star Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed and son Nick Simmons also made appearances.
Brian Wilson doubts he will ever play with The Beach Boys again, after he, Al Jardine and David Marks were dropped from the band by Mike Love last year.
The singer and songwriter reunited with the group for a number of 50th anniversary shows last year, but he and members Al Jardine and David Marks were told before the end of the tour they were being let go by Mike Love, who owns the rights to The Beach Boys name.
When asked if he would reunite with the other members at the Grammy Awards, he told reporters: ''No, I don't think so. Doubt it.''
Continue reading: Brian Wilson Rules Out Beach Boys Reunion
Brian Wilson and Al Jardine have publicly responded to the news that Mike Love and Bruce Johnston would be continuing to tour without them, using the name The Beach Boys. The band have recently completed a 50th anniversary Beach Boys tour and were promoting their recent album of new material, That’s Why God Made The Radio. Mike Love had already written to the Los Angeles Times explaining his decision to tour with Johnston under the name The Beach Boys – a move which caused outrage with many as some saw it as his was of ‘firing’ his cousin, Brian Wilson. Wilson has long been considered the creative core of The Beach Boys by a huge proportion of the band’s fans.
In his own letter, Wilson said “Normally I wouldn't respond to something like this, but because I love what the 50th has done for the band's image and its legacy, I feel I need to… Recording "That's Why God Made The Radio" was a dream come true, to be able to co-write and produce an album for the boys and have it so well received by fans all over the world was the best!... Now on to the rumors: As far as I know I can't be fired--that wouldn't be cool… 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.”
Wilson goes on to say that he felt “blindsided” and “disappointed” by the announcement. We’re sure that lots of Beach Boys fans will also be disappointed that what should have been a joyous time for the band has descended into this unsettling situation.