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Beach Boys -- Wouldn't It Be Nice to Settle Lawsuit

3/20/2008 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beach Boy Mike Love and former bandmate Al Jardine have finally settled a lawsuit over a feud over the band's name.

The case, we've learned, mainly centered around Love's request for roughly $2.2 million in attorney's fees spent in previous litigation against Jardine.

Love sued Jardine in April 2003 after he toured with groups under the names "Beach Boys Family & Friends," "Al Jardine, Beach Boy" and "Al Jardine of the Beach Boys." A federal judge ruled that Jardine could not use any reference to "Beach Boys" as it violated copyright laws. According to the suit, Love is the only person who may perform under the name "Beach Boys."

An attorney for the Carl Wilson Trust says the terms of the settlement are confidential, but that both Love and Jardine were pleased with the outcome.

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Captain Midnight    

It's interesting, in light of carmelite's comments, to note that Al Jardine does not live in Carmel.

2357 days ago
17.

SiouxDude    

Just a minor technical note. It's not copyright law but ratherr trademark law they're litigating over. Copyrights do not protect names of groups.

2357 days ago
18.

rosie    

I hope that the group, the remaining members call it quits. They gave the world alot of great music but behind the scene they were majorly troubled human beings. All of the Wilson's had major drug and alcohol problems...Carl was into heroin, coke and alcohol right along with Dennis, who was one of the most self destructive men of all time. The very fact that Brian wilson is alive today is nothing short of a miracle. mike Love was no song writer, he contributed some lyrics, played no instrument and was simply a front man with an ego the size of Texas. While Brian wanted to grow as a musician, mike wanted him not to screw with the formula..keep on playing songs about girls and cars. I will never forget the first time I played "Pet Sounds"...to this day, even after 42 years it remains my favorite of all their albums. But according to Love, Brian screwed with the formula. Mike Love has been into himself and has always been a selfish man. If it weren't for Brian Wilson and dennis Wilson who convinced Brian to write and record Mike Love would still be pumping gas in a gas station. Al Jardine would be working in a dentists office. Carl Wilson had a beautiful voice, undoubtably but even he could not hold the group together. But as a group they gave us alot of great music and I like to think of them 40 plus years ago....as a group they died a long time ago.

2357 days ago
19.

fox    

hope this doesn't affect their tour

2342 days ago
20.

Mark    

Arrogance and greed are priceless commodities these days. Brian said it right: "YOU NEED A ME$$ OF HELP TO $tand ALONE"

1472 days ago
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