Did the Beach Boys Really Fire Brian Wilson?
Things seemed to be going well for the Beach Boys. Back in May, they talked about their upcoming 50th anniversary tour and the new album they were working on. They mused about how times have changed in terms of promotion and confessed that they had been considering reuniting since 2006. At the time, Brian Wilson said that working together again felt like “revisiting an old town you used to live in 20 years ago.”
Their first album since 1992, That’s Why God Made the Radio, made history by entering the charts in the #3 spot. They beat out the Beatles for being an active group on the chart for the longest number of years (they first appeared 49 years and one week prior with Surfin’ U.S.A. whereas the Beatles only spanned 47 years, seven months and three weeks).
By late June, there rumors began circulating about the band possibly making their reunion permanent and there was even talk of another new album.
It’s amazing how quickly things can turn sour.
The newest reports are that the Beach Boys have decided to shake up their roster and have pushed out three band members, including Brian Wilson who helped found the group. The announcement came from frontman, Mike Love. Even more shocking? Wilson, along with fellow ousted Boys, Al Jardine and David Marks, did not know they were being fired until Love released the public statement.
The story continues to develop…
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