Mike Love has reached out to set the record straight on Brian Wilson’s apparent ‘firing’ from the Beach Boys. In an op-ed submitted to the L.A. Times, Love said he did not fire Wilson and that all band members were aware that there would be tours put on by two different versions of the band.
In the piece, Love writes, “I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys,” and, just to be clear, “I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys.”
Love goes on to compare his relationship with Wilson to that of a married couple, stating the two have “experienced it all.” Yet, ultimately, Love has realized that the Beach Boys are “bigger than those who created it,” and that the music of the groundbreaking group will live on for years to come.
You can read Love’s full statement here.