Mike Love set to make more Beach Boys music
Beach Boys star Mike Love has dismissed reports suggesting his plans for Beach Boys shows without bandmates Al Jardine and Brian Wilson signal the end of the band's 50th anniversary reunion.
The singer has booked a South American show for his spin-off Beach Boys band, which features guitarist Bruce Johnston, and a second show planned for Texas has been cancelled after venue bosses realised it wouldn't involve the original bandmates.
News of Love's plans, which were reported by Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday, surprised Wilson because he thought the band's reunion album was going well.
Now Love has spoken out to clarify his plans, insisting dates he's planning with his Beach Boys band do not reflect on the reunited act.
He insists he's making plans for the Wilson-led Beach Boys beyond 28 September, when the reunion tour ends in London.
He tells Rolling Stone, "There's only one 50th anniversary, obviously, but... there's talk of us going and doing a return to the Grammys next year, and there's talk about doing another album together.
"There's nothing in stone, but there's a lot of ideas being floated around. So, after this year, after completing the 50th anniversary reunion, we'll entertain doing some more studio work and see what we can come up with and can do in the future."
And Love reveals there's still a treasure trove of original Beach Boys songs to be mined for a follow-up to this year's comeback album That's Why God Made the Radio - they include demos with the late Carl Wilson's vocals and an unreleased Dennis Wilson composition, as well as songs Wilson wrote with Jon Bon Jovi.
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