MIKE LOVE CLARIFIES BEACH BOYS SITUATION
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Love of The Beach Boys says he did not fire Brian Wilson, doesn't have the power to do that, and wouldn't even if he did. Love writes in the Los Angeles Times in response to reports that he kicked Wilson out of the Beach Boys after their 50th anniversary tour wrapped up in Europe. Love says originally Wilson was only going to join the band for a few dates but agreed to 50 dates. They added 25 more dates. Love says Wilson and Al Jardine wanted to keep the tour going, but Love had already booked his own tour. Love says like any good party, no one wants it to end, but no one wants a 50th anniversary tour that lasts 10 years.