The Beach Boys’ induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame starts in innocent fashion with Brian Wilson offering humble, emotive insights into the band’s beginnings – his bandmates united by linked arms behind him. The stink collides with the fan at approximately the 4.51 mark, when Mike Love has been on the microphone for a minute. The warning signs are there: despite unity being the theme of Love’s monologue, the rest of the band have disappeared. Watching what follows, it’s hard not to imagine a security guard ushering the band away while barking: “Love has the microphone. Repeat: Love has the microphone.” You’ll note that the righteous fury he directs towards Paul McCartney, a lawyer, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Diana Ross, more lawyers, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and The Stones seems to be about artists’ lack of harmony. Also worth noting: Mike Love has sued various bandmates three times in the last 15 years.
Via Q Magazine