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Despite the original Beach Boys 50th anniversary in 2012 ending in disarray and bad blood — Al Jardine says the group is eying the possibilities for its 60th. Mike Love, who controls the license to tour under the group’s moniker, opted out of carrying on with the original group following the band’s blockbuster “Celebration 50” tour, preferring to tour with his own band, which includes 51-year Beach Boys veteran Bruce Johnson.

Jardine, who now tours as part of Brian Wilson‘s band, told Rolling Stone that some type of road trek with the surviving members — him, Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks is being considered: “I do believe we will. Well, not a tour. We’ll hit some very important. . . 10 or 20 areas of the world. Who knows, maybe we’ll get lucky and have a renaissance, and present some of this great material again. It’s difficult to say, but it makes sense. I know there’s something in the works. I just can’t tell you when or where.”

Mike Love, wasn’t convinced a tour would be a good idea, but was quoted as saying, “I think it would be good to do something noting that it’s a pretty remarkable milestone. I don’t know what, exactly. I think a TV special would be really nice, honestly.”

Jardine went on to say he would be amenable to a TV special: “It’s always good to be able to look forward to something positive now. Especially coming out of this horrendous year, to bring some beautiful, fresh, positive music to the world again.”

Brian Wilson’s manager Jean Sievers explained that plans are not even being pitched at this point: “There is nothing on the table at this point. No one has spoken to us about it or reached out.”

A while back we asked Mike Love — who ceded much of his control over the 50th anniversary tour to Wilson’s management — if he to would be open to ever reuniting with the original band again: [“Well, it depends, ’cause the way it was run and the people who were running it, I have serious issues with, as well. As far as working with my cousin Brian — were that to be allowed, or made cause to happen, or that opportunity presented itself — I’d definitely be open to it. ‘Matter of fact, ‘talked to Brian about a year before we eve started doing any of the recording for what turned out to be That’s Why God Made The Radio album; he and I talked about doing a project and he was excited about doing it — but it never came to fruition. It was given another direction. Not by me and not by Brian, but by, by others.”] SOUNDCUE (:36 OC: . . . by by others)

Around that same time, we asked Al Jardine if he was prepared to carry on with the 2012 reunion lineup indefinitely: [“Absolutely, for God’s sake. I mean, what iconic veteran group wouldn’t want to maintain the momentum with the original cast — except, unfortunately some of those who can’t be with us. But that was a ride. It was one of those rides that you don’t wanna have end. And normally you take something like that (on the road) for at least two years — just to recoup your expenses. But that’s not why, just for the joy of doing it first, expenses can go down the list somewhere else.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . list somewhere else)

TL; DR

  • Beach Boy Al Jardine told Rolling Stone feels confident the band will reunite this year for some type of performance in celebration of the band’s 60th anniversary.

FAST FACTS

  • Out now is the Beach Boys‘ concert collection, called Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour, which features reunited co-founders Brian Wilson, Mike LoveAl JardineDavid Marks, and longtime member Bruce Johnston.
  • The 41-track double disc includes about a third of the classic tunes the band played on their 2012 world tour, which hit North America, Europe, Down Under, and Japan.
  • All eras of the band’s career are featured on the set, from their early surf and car hits, through the Pet Sounds and Smile era, through their ’70s and ’80s work — and even two songs from the band’s 2012 Top Three comeback set, That’s Why God Made The Radio.
  • The tracklisting for The Beach Boys’ Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour is“Do It Again,” “Little Honda,” “Catch A Wave,” “Hawaii,” “Don’t Back Down,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surfer Girl,” “The Little Girl I Once Knew,” “Wendy,” “Getcha Back,” “Then I Kissed Her,” “Marcella,” “Isn’t It Time,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” “When I Grow Up (To Be A Man),” “Disney Girls,” “Be True To Your School,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “409,” “Shut Down,” and “I Get Around,” “Pet Sounds,” “Add Some Music To Your Day,” “Heroes And Villains,” “Sail On, Sailor,” “California Saga: California,” “In My Room,” “All This Is That,” “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” “Forever,” “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Rock And Roll Music,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Kokomo,” “Barbara Ann,” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”