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Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Opposes Performance at Hunting Convention

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Opposes Performance at Hunting Convention”

Fans of The Beach Boys are caught in the crossfires since Wilson has spoken out against an upcoming Beach Boys gig, led by former bandmate Mike Love, at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, NV.

Brian Wilson has hit out at Mike Love's plans for a Beach Boys performance at Reno, Nevada's Safari Club International Convention.

It adds that the undersigned "pledge to stop buying or downloading all Beach Boys music, going to Beach Boys concerts, and purchasing any Beach Boys merchandise" until the group cancels its performance. The original band members last performed together in 2012 on a 50th anniversary reunion tour.

The Beach Boys are now fronted by original band member Mike Love.

Wilson tweeted that he and Al Jardine had nothing to do with the event, where Donald Trump Jr is a speaker.

Wilson said both he and Jardine are "emphatically opposed" to trophy hunting and asked fans to share a petition demanding the Beach Boys pull out of the event.

Mike Love responded: "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".

Safari Club International says the convention is a place where "members come to book hunts, rendezvous with old friends and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment". This newspaper previously reported on one of their most prolific members, a businessman from Britain.

However, some conservationists argue money made from trophy hunting goes towards protecting endangered animals - an income source that could be lost if it was banned.

Wilson and Jardine are on their own separate long-running tour, under Wilson's name as a solo artist, also spotlighting the Beach Boys' material; they're now on the Cayamo music cruise and could not be reached for comment.

The man behind the petition also urged The Beach Boys manager, Elliott Lott, to consider the costs of boycotts of the band if Love and his group ignore the request and act. Their 1966 album Pet Sounds features a cover showing the band feeding goats at a zoo.



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