Fully aware of this. It's still a crap move on his part. He obviously has no faith or confidence in the presentation of his own name, image, and likeness. Are you sure that the rest of the guys are "happy" to keep the "brand" out there or do they not just care anymore and know that its the old hits that drive the bus which they all played on (or sang)? Most people...I love this argument. It's still Brian's band. Mike love on his best day couldn't come up with anything close to Pet Sounds or SMiLE. Hell, even those early songs that were so good...Mike couldn't have written any of them. He just got lucky and found what worked with 60s youth: fun, sun, beaches, cars, and girls. Brian grew out of that and matured REAL fast. Mike never did. His post 20s sophomoric lyrics STILL continue to baffle me to this day. They're a joke. Brian also isn't as healthy as he used to be. I also think he's content knowing that true fans know the real score with the history of this band. The tribute bands in every city in America that do Beach Boys catalog music closely resemble a Beach Boys show. So what? Brian's band is always great. In the end, Mike is selling the current lineup as the Beach Boys. They are not. End of story. There absolutely should not be a touring band known as the Beach Boys if the members of the actual band aren't in the band. I have a problem with this with ALL the bands and groups that go out on tour. The public - not sure when and I don't know why they haven't thought about this yet - will catch up with the times. They will realize that they can either 1) listen to the correct band at home on their Hi-Fi, or 2) see a cover band do these songs, which is essentially what Mike is. These bands that go out on tour with 1 or 2 original members are a joke and no, I don't get why the public eats it up and pays ridiculous ticket fees and charges to see nearly the same show they could see at a local bar for next to nothing. I don't need a cover band doing the show. I'd like to see the actual band. If the actual band cannot do the show, well, I'm too late and missed it all. It's all ridiculous. I will not go see the Mike Love Cover Band. Not in a million years. The new album is a turd. Any of the feel and cohesiveness that the original music presented has been sucked clean and dry from these new versions. But hey, more power to you if you're willing to feed the machine every time it sticks its hand out.