The Beach Boys were all smiles at this year’s Grammy’s Awards to celebrate 50 years together. But, that history doesn’t seem to mean much now, as there is a new battle among the band mates.
Member Mike Love has decided to continue touring without band mates Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks on their 50th anniversary tour. Instead, he plans to finish touring with Bruce Johnson and a backup band that rumors say will include Full House alum, John Stamos.
Stamos has been a long time friend of The Beach Boys band, and has even played with them during public appearances. They were so tight back in the day, The Beach Boys even made a cameo on Full House in which (you guessed it) “Uncle Jesse” fulfills a life-long dream by playing live on stage with the band during a concert.
The Beach Boys have had a long history together, and any relationship spanning 50 years is bound to have its ups and downs. But, fans are joining the axed band mates in their outrage of being forced out of a reunion tour they clearly deserve to be a part of.
“I’m disappointed and can’t understand why he (Love) doesn’t want to tour with Al, David and me. We are out here having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys,” Wilson states.
For his part, Love is defending his actions of forcing his band mates out of the end of the tour by releasing the following statement:
“The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. 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.”
We hope the band can come together for fans and figure out a way to put hard feelings behind them. To remember them the way they were, checkout their hit, Don’t Worry Baby, below.