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Brian Wilson considering Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion

By | Published on Tuesday 17 May 2011

Brian Wilson

Last week Brian Wilson said he might give up performing live in a year, now he’s said he might re-join The Beach Boys to mark the band’s 50th anniversary. I think this is what’s known as ‘thinking out loud’. But anyway, today’s story is the reasonably big news that Wilson is actually actively considering performing with his old bandmates once again.

Rumours that Wilson and co-founder Al Jardine were signed up to return to the band in 2012 began to circulate last year. The third surviving founder member, Mike Love, who fronts the current Beach Boys incarnation, denied this, telling Reuters in July: “There have been a lot of ideas floated, but nothing decided. So far it’s just conversation. There are no big plans yet – although there’s a lot of interest from a lot of people to see what would happen if we got together and did some new music and maybe did some shows. But so far nothing’s firm”.

Seemingly little has moved on since then. However, Wilson has now told BBC 6music: “I’m considering it. I don’t know yet but I’m considering it. Nothing’s really holding me back. I just don’t know if I want to be around those guys you know. They’re zany guys. They’re crazy”.