Brian Wilson Vs. The Beach Boys & Other Epic Band Feuds

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Brian Wilson Vs. The Beach Boys & Other Epic Band Feuds

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Beach Boys founding member Brian Wilson revealed that he was blindsided when cousin (and co-founding member) Mike Love released a statement last month essentially kicking him and some of his bandmates out of the group before their much-anticipated 50th anniversary tour.

"The post-50th-anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks," the late September press release read.

Apparently it was news to Wilson - and he's not happy about it.

"As far as I know I can't be fired - that wouldn't be cool," Wilson wrote in The Los Angeles Times. "The negativity surrounding all the comments bummed me out. What's confusing is that by Mike not wanting or letting Al [Jardin], David [Marks] and me tour with the band, it sort of feels like we're being fired."

Instead, Love plans to tour with another group of musicians that he's been with for the past several years, adding that he never "fired" Wilson & Co. from the group.

Confused? So are we. However, this is hardly the first time bands have battled in public -- Guns & Roses, The Beatles and Journey are just a few of the band who aired their problems in public.


Aerosmith has been one of the most enduring bands in the music business. They've managed to stay together for four-plus decades through feuds, drug use and rehab.

However, lead singer Steven Tyler recently revealed that his bandmates told him it was either the band or "American Idol." He chose to stay with the band over his judging gig.

Their ultimatum was fine with him, though.

"It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest," he told Rolling Stone, referring to another feud with his band a few years ago.

Everything is cool now, though. Aerosmith is releasing a new album -- "Music from Another Dimension!" - in November and they're happy with how it turned out.

"This is the best record we have ever made, without any doubt," guitarist Joe Perry said in September at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Erykah Badu and The Flaming Lips

Erykah Badu and The Flaming Lips aren't exactly a band, but they did collaborate on a song earlier this year - a remake of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." They did a video for it, too - and that's when things got dicey.

Badu blasted the band for releasing a "pornographic" video - one that she didn't approve of.

"I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video," she said of the video. "…I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts. Never happened."

Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne didn't seem to perturbed by her response. In fact, he relished in the publicity.

"Dang!!!!! @fatbabybella you really know how to do it!!!! You hatin on me has gotten the video 100,000 more views !!!LOVE LOVE LOVE," he tweeted after her rant.

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