Mike Love is kicking out Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks from the reunited Beach Boys. The Telegraph reports:
Brian Wilson and Al Jardine – both founding members of the legendary Californian pop group – have been told their involvement in the band’s touring commitments will cease after this week.
David Marks, who originally joined the band as a replacement for Jardine in 1962, is also to be relieved of his touring duties.
In case you’re wondering: yes, it’s about the money. Said Mike Love:
“You’ve got to be careful not to get overexposed. There are promoters who are interested [in more shows by the reunited line-up], but they’ve said, ‘Give it a rest for a year’. The Eagles found out the hard way when they went out for a second year and wound up selling tickets for $5.”
Oh, and Brian Wilson’s reaction will make your heart hurt:
“I’m disappointed and can’t understand why he 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.”
The reunited Boys have two more shows before they split – think that will be awkward?