|Andrew Youssef / OC Weekly|
|Wouldn't it be nice...if people didn't start bullshit rumors|
Fat, sick and overwhelmed by the voices in his head, Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys on November 25,, 1982 with a formal note from Brother Records, Inc. stating, "...Your services as an employee...are hereby terminated effective immediately," as outlined in Wilson's 1992 autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice. The original Beach Boys held a vote on the future of the band, in fear of Wilson's overall health, and Mike Love delivered the letter at a band meeting by saying, "You're fired."
Fast forward to 2012.
Amid the band's biggest tour in years featuring on-again-off-again touring member, Brian Wilson, U.K.'s Telegraph has set the catalyst to a massive media frenzy with the headline "Beach Boys founders sacked in middle of reunion tour." Following the initial article, various media outlets picked up the story with headlines like, "Brian Wilson fired from the Beach Boys" and "The Mike Love master class in how to sack the Beach Boys."
Years of lawsuits over money and credits between cousins
Mike Love and Wilson are supposedly in the past. Yet, multiple media outlets are
claiming that Love has fired all the original members. It's simply not true.
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