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On the night the Beach Boys won the first performance Grammy Award of the group’s half-century long career, it was the spirit of another artist’s song that Brian Wilson invoked backstage after collecting the award for historical album bestowed on “The Smile Sessions” on Sunday: We are never, ever getting back together.
Asked whether he anticipates another round of Beach Boys reunion shows following the successful 50th anniversary tour the group mounted in 2012, Wilson told reporters “No, I don’t think so.”
Wilson’s manager, asked to confirm the report, told The Times: “Truer words were never spoken.”
The tour, which made Pollstar's list of the Top 100 highest-grossing tours of the year, notoriously ended on a sour note when singer Mike Love announced he would resume touring with his own lineup of the group, including longtime member Bruce Johnston, but without founding members Wilson, Al Jardine and guitarist David Marks.