Saturday, November 05, 2005

Mike Love is Such a Prick

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer for one of the founders of the Beach Boys says his suit against one of the other band members is nothing personal.

Mike Love is suing his cousin Brian Wilson over the way Wilson promoted his album last year, called "Smile." Love charges that Wilson "shamelessly misappropriated" the Beach Boys trademark, as well as Love's own songs and likeness.

Love's lawyer says he and Wilson have a "good relationship." He says the problem is with the way Wilson's people have promoted the album.

"Smile" is an album that was started by the Beach Boys, but never completed. Wilson finally decided to finish it himself.

Love objected to a promotion in which 2.5 million copies of a Beach Boys compilation CD were given away in Britain. The suit says that cuts into sales of Beach Boys music.

Love has the exclusive legal right to tour under the Beach Boys name.

In Other News Concerning Assholes related to Brian Wilson...

Listen to the monomaniacal ravings of Murray Wilson here! (courtesy WFMU)

Peter Bagge presents Murray Wilson: Rock n' Roll Dad here!


At 8:53 AM, Blogger verdantone said...

Do you think Brian's gonna sue when Mike releases the 'Student Demonstration Time' sessions?


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