Brian and Al "Shocked" By Love's Announcement.
Brian Wilson and Al Jardine both say they were "shocked" by Mike Love's announcement on Monday that Love's pre-50th-Anniversary-Tour lineup of The Beach Boys -- which includes Bruce Johnston, but not Wilson, Jardine and David Marks -- would resume doing shows following the band's London dates later this month. Jardine said at last night's opening of the Good Vibrations: 50 Years of The Beach Boys exhibit at L.A.'s Grammy Museum that he'd just spoken to Love a few minutes earlier: "I said I really do feel you need to rethink it, because there's so many opportunities left for us, and I'd really appreciate talking to you about it -- and he was agreeable to that."
Wilson says that despite Love's announcement, he plans "to continue working on the road with the guys and I also plan to make a rock 'n' roll album." Jardine says, "I would love to work with Mike for another year or two just to make it complete." He says he and Brian had just been talking about the rock 'n' roll album and "we extend that olive branch to Mike and hope that he'll be there for us.
For his part, Love states that after the 50th Anniversary Tourwraps up with two shows in London, "we're going to resume touring the way we ordinarily do." He did say that he's "open to doing things [with the full Beach Boys lineup] in the future," and that, "We're not closing the door on anything, just giving it a break."