Brian Wilson casts further doubt on Beach Boys reunion

Singer is reluctant to reunite with former bandmates for 50th anniversary, saying 'it's not my style to work with those guys'

If the Beach Boys are going to reunite, then they need to get their story straight. As the group approaches their 50th anniversary, the reunion flip-flopping continues, with Brian Wilson saying he doesn't "think" he will reunite with Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine.

"We don't know yet," Wilson recently told Spinner, after he was questioned about a reunion tour. "I don't think so, though." At first this sounds merely pessimistic, but Wilson further outlined his reluctance. "I don't really enjoy working with Mike and Bruce, y'know?" he explained. "It's not my style to work with those guys."

Whatever Wilson's current "style", it apparently doesn't involve surfing, Rhonda or Deuce coupes. He's currently promoting Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, an album of – you guessed it – George Gershwin tunes reimagined by Brian Wilson. This, despite claims by Jardine that the Beach Boys will "definitely do at least one show" to mark the band's half-centenary. "I want to see a 100-date anniversary tour," Jardine said last month. "I want to go all around the world." Mike Love had previously described plans to "rejoin" Wilson on tour.

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