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10:27 AM on 09/27/12
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WAIT! ... this is completely hilarious. We all know that Brian is a d-bag sometimes, but why would he fire the talented members? Dumb.

Brian Wilson was one of the fired people. I know, I know, reading is tough.

Happy I got to see them on the tour that just passed, looks like that may have been it for them.
10:38 AM on 09/27/12
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Not that I know much about the Beach Boys, but isn't Brian the main songwriter or something?

They're all primary writers. Brian writes a lot/most of the songs when he's in the band, but the other guys all write as well, specifically when Wilson is off Wilson'ing.

Mike Love owns the rights to 'The Beach Boys', so he can pull shit like this. Love would also rather play Kokomo with John Stamos, whereas Wilson would rather play obscure songs from their obscure albums - two personality types that are hard to meld.

Love will probably tour with a hired band, as the Beach Boys, and Wilson will probably tour under his own name or as te Beach Boys Band. Jardine may play with him.
11:19 AM on 09/27/12
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From one point of view, this is ridiculous.
From another, it's a big I TOLD YOU SO moment for everyone who saw their "comeback" performances on TV and thought they sounded like shit.

They were downright flawless when I saw them live. The songs all sounded better live than their counterparts on record. They harmonies are stronger, there's better instrumentation... The concert they put on in St. Augustine was one of the best concerts I've seen, and those old lunatics played for 3 hours.
11:24 AM on 09/27/12
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Fred Mascherino, Matt Fazzi & Matt Rubano will be filling out The Beach Boys line-up now. Wilson & Jardine will tour as a hop-hop duo, Da Beach Boiz.
12:01 PM on 09/27/12
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That's a pretty solid review, I'm glad you liked the show :D
I'm also sure that they improved tremendously after the Grammy shitshow, but I can't help but figure that this was a business move predicated on the other members' inability to show up and deliver on a nightly basis.

I'd imagine it was a business move predicated on Wilson and Love's vastly different ideas of what The Beach Boys should be. Love likes the poppy hits, Wilson likes the personal 'obscure' tracks - unfortunately, Love owns the rights to the Beach Boys. I imagine it was something along those lines, with Jardine siding with Wilson.

Who knows though.
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