Mike Love Defends Self, Lawsuit
THE ROCK RADIO Mike Love said that "(Co-founder) Carl (Wilson) passed away so he's not in a position to do much. His heirs are participants in the company that owns the Beach Boys name and so with Carl not being there, if Al does something we feel is detrimental, then that needs to be addressed -- and I don't mind addressing it."
"I think the people around Brian have caused him to do things that he probably wasn't totally aware of... I think Brian is pretty much oblivious to a lot of things that go on. That's my assumption, anyway, and he's guileless enough to go ahead and ask me, 'We ought to get together and write.'"
"I tend to favor the idea of working with my cousin Brian, 'cause I know his musical strengths and I know what my strengths are and they happen to compliment each other extremely well. So I've always been open to doing something with Brian, and we'll just see how it goes. So if things can get resolved that need to be resolved then, I have no problem whatsoever in getting together with Brian. Just Brian. Because that's where the magic happened when he and I would sit around a piano and bang something out."