Smiles All Round as Beach Boys Settle Lawsuit

Good vibrations could lead to a band reunion
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 5:53 AM CDT
Smiles All Round as Beach Boys Settle Lawsuit
The Beach Boys are shown in this 1966 file photo. From left are Al Jardine, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson.    (AP Photo)

The three surviving original members of the Beach Boys have smoothed out a years-long legal disagreement, Reuters reports. Mike Love and the record company part-owned by Brian Wilson had sued founding member Al Jardine over his unauthorized use of the Beach Boys name for tours. With good vibrations now flowing again, a reunion could be on the cards.

"Everybody would love it, but we're taking it a day at a time," one of the men's attorneys said. "We've cleared out a lot of negative history, we're looking forward to the future, and hopefully a lot of good things will happen." The members of the California surf group—America's best-selling rock band—got along swimmingly in court, chatting and singing snippets of their '60s hits. (More Beach Boys stories.)

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