Mike Love Not War.
It's been about 25 years since I did a solo project. I've been working on the new album for the past two or three years. I've recorded 17 songs, probably 12 of which will make it onto the CD.
They came out to play and they came out to show, to prove, that they can stick with us - and they pretty much did through the whole game until the last quarter when they broke down.
We came here to prove ourselves and we actually proved ourselves as a team to beat in 5A.
It's a little weird because the people around him have him focused on a solo career, so he's going off and doing his Brian Wilson solo endeavors, ... That's the direction they've chosen to go in. It's OK, but I'd be open to doing something with him if the opportunity presented itself.
The songs are complicated enough to keep your mind engaged.
Creatively speaking, they're artful. They're challenging to do. I co-authored a bunch of hit songs with my cousin Brian that are still loved by people. We're touring. Our music is appreciated. What's not to like?
That's what the law says, but whether they can get it or not, it's going to be a stretch.
It is like any family, ... In our family, we have had people who have responded very differently to the same environment and same stresses.
They have some revealing insights into the intricacies, what went on behind the scenes of the Beach Boys, ... I mean, everybody knows about hit records. But how we survived, what we went through, is pretty interesting.
Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island, ... They had the house next to Bob Hope's. I've been going down there all my life, to that whole area.
We get really busy between Memorial Day and Labor Day because there are all the fairs and amphitheaters and festivals going on all over the place, ... The Beach Boys are kind of synonymous with summer.
It's a little bit smaller than our house was, which is good.
We have music every week, but on Third Friday it is usually standing room only.