Brian Wilson is not feeling the love when it comes to his Beach Boys band mates! The founding member of the iconic musical group was shown the door by fellow group member Mike Love.
"As far as I know I can't be fired - that wouldn't be cool," Wilson writes to The Los Angeles Times. "The negativity surrounding all the comments bummed me out. What's confusing is that by Mike not wanting or letting Al, David and me tour with the band, it sort of feels like we're being fired.
At issue is Love's intent to continue the band's current 50th anniversary tour minus Wilson and several other band mates. Wilson and Love are cousins who formed the iconic group in the 1960s. Love has been touring for the past thirteen years with a knock-off version of the band. The duo reunited earlier this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a world tour. The tour proved immensely successful growing from its initial 50 planned shows to 75. It's the dates after the official end of the tour which are causing the group strife.
Love told The Los Angeles Times last week, "Like any good party, no one wanted [the anniversary dates] to end. However, that was impossible, given that we had already set up shows in smaller cities with different configuration of the band - the configuration that had been touring together every year for the last 13 years."
It will remain to be seen whether or not Wilson was truly fired or if this is just a bit of miscommunication, but if true he will join a flock of stars who have been sacked from the groups that made them famous. Here are some of our favorite fired musicians:
Aubrey O'Day: She became famous as part of the made-for-reality-tv singing group Danity Kane in 2004. Aubrey quickly became the 'face' of the group popping up on the red carpet, television sets and in the weekly gossip magazines. It all turned sour a few short years later when the group and their mentor P. Diddy showed her the door during an episode of "Making the Band". She has since gone on to perform on Broadway, pop up in "Playboy", and ink her own solo recording deal.
Guns N' Roses: All is not rosy in the hard rock world of Guns N' Roses. The group was formed in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. One by one the founding members fled the group until all that remains is their iconic frontman. At issue is whether the various members left of their own free will or whether Rose showed them the door.
David Lee Roth: They were the one of the biggest bands in the world in 1985. It was the success of their immensely popular album, "1984", that ultimately led to their temporary demise. At the height of their popularity increasing tensions between guitarist Eddie Van Halen and lead singer David Lee Roth resulted in the exit of the frontman. The band didn't skip a beat and immediately recruited singer Sammy Hagar to take the spot behind the mic. Roth would reunite with the band for a reunion tour with the band in 2007.
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