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Love: Beach Boys reunion tour with Wilson is unlikely

Joint writing, recording projects have been discussed
Brian Wilson (left) and Mike Love

Brian Wilson (left) and Mike Love

By Chris M. Junior

Beach Boys fans who would like to see Mike Love reunite with Brian Wilson on the road to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary shouldn’t get their hopes up.

Love issued a statement June 22 that said “there are no plans for my cousin Brian” to join forces with The Beach Boys during the 2011-12 touring season, which would mark their 50th as a band.

“He has new solo projects on the horizon, and I wish him love and success,” Love added. “We have had some discussions of writing and possibly recording together, but nothing has been planned. I, as I’m sure he is, am proud and honored that The Beach Boys music has endured these 50 years, but felt the need to clarify that there are no current 'reunion' tour plans.”

In other news, Wilson's "Reimagines Gershwin" album is due Aug. 17.

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