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Mike Love Wasn’t Happy With the Beach Boys Reunion

Plenty of Beach Boys fans are disappointed with the way the band's much-ballyhooed 50th-anniversary tour, which ended with Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks "fired" from the lineup, and Mike Love continuing to perform with his own version of the group. But as it turns out, Love has been feeling pretty let down about their reunion almost since it started.

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Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys

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 Brian again."

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45 Years Ago: The Beach Boys’ ‘Friends’ Album Released

"'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."

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Beach Boys ‘Made In California’ Box Set Announced

Last year, as the Beach Boys kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration, a multi-disc box set was supposed to be part of that. It was put on hold, until now.

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Brian Wilson To Hit The Road with Fellow Beach Boys David Marks and Al Jardine

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.

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Brian Wilson on Future Beach Boys Reunions: ‘Doubt It’

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.

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James Taylor and Former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s Movie ‘Two-Lane Blacktop’ Reissued

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).

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30 Years Ago: Brian Wilson Fired from the Beach Boys

Last month, we watched the happy vibes surrounding the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour evaporate amidst reports that Mike Love had dismissed Brian Wilson and Al Jardine from the lineup. Of course, this isn't the first time Wilson and Jardine have been fired from the band; in fact, Wilson was shown the door 30 years ago today (Nov. 5).

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The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Tour DVD

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.

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Alice Cooper, Beach Boys, Jack Bruce And More To Mix It Up At Bonnaroo

The Beach Boys and Alice Cooper together again for the first time! They’ll both be at the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, which has a lineup that could boggle the most unfettered mind.

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Beach Boys Reunite to Perform ‘Good Vibrations’ at the 2012 Grammy Awards

The Beach Boys, complete with their long-absent resident songwriting genius Brian Wilson, reunited on the stage of the 2012 Grammy Awards

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