Considering the long history of drama and turmoil that has enraptured the Beach Boys over the past few decades, we had a feeling the group’s latest reunion wouldn’t end with handshakes and slaps on the back. A few days ago, Mike Love, who tours with his own version of the band under the Beach Boys banner, issued a press release declaring the end of the reunion after two shows in London later this month. “The 50th Reunion tour was designed to be a set tour with a beginning and an end to mark a special 50-year milestone for the band. As we move on, Bruce (Johnston) and I look forward to performing live for Beach Boys fans everywhere,” the statement from Love declared. However OG Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine aren’t ready for the “fun” to stop.
Jardine and Wilson both told Billboard that they’d like to continue on…
(Brian) Wilson made known his desire for the band’s future in no uncertain terms: “I wouldn’t mind getting together and recording an exciting rock ‘n’ roll album. By early next year, we’ll be ready to rock.” (Al) Jardine added: “Why stop now?,” a question that apparently only Love can answer.
The reunited group was “all smiles” on Tuesday as they received a triple-platinum plaque for a Greatest Hits compilation, but will the lawsuits start flying again? Stay tuned!