Brian Wilson Disavows Mike Love’s Beach Boys Playing Trump Fundraiser

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Wilson and Al Jardine: “We have absolutely nothing to do with the Trump Benefit today in Newport Beach. Zero.”

Donald Trump and Mike Love
Donald Trump and Mike Love (with Kid Rock and Jeff Baxter), picture by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg through Getty Images

President Donald Trump is holding a fundraiser occasion in Newport Beach, California as we speak that’s being headlined by Mike Love’s present touring lineup of the Beach Boys, the Los Angeles Times reports. Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, who’re unaffiliated with Love’s touring model of the band, shared an announcement with Variety distancing themselves from the occasion. 

“We have absolutely nothing to do with the Trump benefit today in Newport Beach. Zero,” Wilson and Jardine wrote. “We didn’t even know about it and were very surprised to read about it in the Los Angeles Times.”

This is just not the primary time this 12 months that Wilson has distanced himself from an occasion performed by Love’s model of the Beach Boys. When the touring group carried out at Reno, Nevada’s Safari Club International Convention. “This organization supports trophy hunting, which both [bandmate Al Jardine] and I are emphatically opposed to,” Wilson wrote. “We look forward to a night of great music in Reno and, as always, support freedom of thought and expression as a fundamental tenet of our rights as Americans,” Mike Love responded.

Wilson and Jardine haven’t been members of the Beach Boys since their 50th anniversary tour in 2012. In the years since, Love has continued taking his lineup of the Beach Boys on tour. Love spoke on the White House throughout the signing ceremony because the Music Modernization Act was handed. Kid Rock, the Doobie Brothers’ Jeff Baxter, and Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave fame) have been additionally current, and Kanye West visited the White House the identical day.

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