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‘These are my mentors’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth heaps praise on the Beach Boys

‘These are my mentors’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth heaps praise on the Beach Boys

Turns out, David Lee Roth wanted to make a larger tribute to the Beach Boys back in February as Mike Love was recognized at the 21st annual Ella Awards. Love and Roth, of course, did a collaborative version of “California Girls.” But the Van Halen frontman had an entire unsaid speech

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love, “Pisces Brothers” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love, “Pisces Brothers” (2014)

Mike Love has officially released a long-bootlegged song in tribute to George Harrison, who would have been 71 on Tuesday. The Beach Boys frontman calls it “Pisces Brothers,” since he and the late Beatles star shared the same astrological sign.

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

The Beach Boys’ more recent interpersonal difficulties have been well documented, but Mike Love says the schism goes much further back — all the way to their hit-making heyday.

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

‘People need a villain and he got chosen’: David Marks staunchly defends the Beach Boys’ Mike Love

‘People need a villain and he got chosen’: David Marks staunchly defends the Beach Boys’ Mike Love

David Marks found himself on the outside looking in when Mike Love continued with a scaled-down version of the Beach Boys after their 50th anniversary tour.

‘That turned into a beautiful little song’: Mike Love remembers the Beach Boys’ emotional deep cut “Only With You”

‘That turned into a beautiful little song’: Mike Love remembers the Beach Boys’ emotional deep cut “Only With You”

Featured in a band so closely associated with his brother Brian Wilson’s musical genius, his brother Dennis’ work can be easy to overlook. “Only With You” makes the case for paying closer attention.

‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson

‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson

You might reasonably assume, with two separate factions of Beach Boys on tour right now, that relations would be inevitably strained between Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Love begs to differ.

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

So much has been made of who is not touring with the Beach Boys — namely Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks — that one of the band’s special guests has been all but forgotten: Drummer-vocalist John Cowsill

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

Brian Wilson remains the acknowledged mastermind behind the Beach Boys legacy, but history — and this sprawling new rarity-packed set — reminds us that he was absent from the day-to-day operations for long periods

‘Because I sing better? Get more chicks?’: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his rivalry with Mick Jagger

‘Because I sing better? Get more chicks?’: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his rivalry with Mick Jagger

More than four decades after the Beach Boys battled with the Rolling Stones for paisley-era chart primacy, Mike Love says there remains a friendly — well, maybe not even friendly — rivalry between himself and Mick Jagger.