Naturally, the ballcapped one, having seen the backlash from the public, tried to justify what he did. And this is why, after having taken the high road, I'm chiming in after the fact. From the letter he took the time to publish in the Los Angeles Times:
"I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He's my cousin by birth and my brother in music."Blah blah blah. Of course you did. But here's the best part. The fans loved seeing everyone back together, according to Rolling Stone...
"But Love says an ongoing reunion tour is 'impossible' because of other Beach Boys shows he had already booked that started to bump up against the reunion dates."Are you kidding me??? Which iteration would the venues rather have on stage??? Which would the fans rather see???
"Look, man, I know David Lee Roth is back with the band, but I bought a ticket to see Gary Cherone, and that's what I want to see!" "Hey, it's great that Steve Perry has agreed to tour with you guys, but I don't think you understand. We booked the guy from American Idol, and that's who we want."