Mike Love

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Rumors About Mike Love Firing Original Beach Boys Are Bullshit

    Fat, sick and overwhelmed by the voices in his head, Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys on November 25,, 1982 with a formal note from Brother Records, Inc. stating, "...Your services as an employee...are hereby terminated effective immediately," as outlined in Wilson's 1992 autobiography, Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    The Beach Boys Remember the Good Times and Forget Some of Their Music at the Grammy Museum

    Brothels and underage drinking were a topic of discussion at the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Grammy Museum exhibit induction, Tuesday. Band members remembered the good ol' days when youngest member, David Marks who at 14-years-old, stole vodka from Mike Love's saxophone case while on tour, and dran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Doheny Surf Festival - Doheny State Beach - 8/11/12

    See Also*Outside Lands Spirit Guide: Top Five Do's and Don't's For the Festival Folk*Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced--Mayer Hawthorne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Poolside and Fools Gold to Perform*Hard vs Nocturnal Wonderland--Which One is Better?Under the rays of sweltering August heat, musician ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Beach Boys to Reunite at the Grammys; Our Dream Setlist

    ​It's the news we've been expecting/hoping for since the release of The SMiLE Sessions: The Beach Boys (or at least the ones still living) are officially reuniting at the Grammys Sunday night. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who haven't performed as The Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    They Will Get By: Five Questionable '80s Comebacks from '60s Artists

    Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector​Rock and roll is a tough and fickle business. One minute you're on top of the world and the next you're on top of a float, blowing kisses to strangers in Branson, Missouri. In between, anything goes. Tonight, Eddie Money, a singer no stranger to the ups and downs of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Brian Wilson: Beach Boy, Savant, Film Icon?

    ​The New York Times Arts' section reported today that independent film company River Road Entertainment is in the process of making a biopic about the life of troubled rock-maestro Brian Wilson (a.k.a. most relevant Beach Boy). River Road is currently garnering accolades for its involvement in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Alien or Abductee? Five Extraterrestial Musicians (Other Than Sammy Hagar)

    ​This week, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar claimed that he had been abducted by aliens. Overnight, lame jokes about Hagar suffering from tequila-induced psychosis flooded the Internet and open-mic comedy stages, positioning the laid-back "I Can't Drive 55" singer as buffoon of the month. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Does Anyone Even Read This Stuff First?

    From the second paragraph of "Beach Boys in Coto concert," a Saturday Orange County Register story by Mark Eades: Before three of the original members – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and John Stamos – took the stage, concert goers imbibed in a bit of food and drink at a pre-concert bash by the club ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 29 - July 6: Handjobdrugscum

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    Dead Kennedys still Dead

    Jello Biafra is angry. Not exactly news, I realize, but at least there's a new occasion for his anger– the April 8 "Fab Mab Reunion" concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, which is being promoted as a revival of the great days of punk rock in SF, featuring the Dead Kennedys. Only it's not e ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    A Secret History of Surf

    Will Glover helped shape the surf sound. Now he's taking on country

  • Features

    June 27, 2002

    Hope They Die Before They Get Old

    The rock & roll tragedies that should have been

  • Music

    May 30, 2002


    The summer music preview!

  • Music

    August 9, 2001