NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “Little Deuce Coupe,” has a book deal.
Love has an agreement with Blue Rider Press for “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy.” Blue Rider, an imprint of Penguin Random House, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the memoir is scheduled for a 2016 release. It will come out, appropriately, during the summer.
According to Blue Rider, the 73-year-old Love will open up about the band and his “complex” relationship with Brian Wilson, Love’s cousin and the Beach Boys’ leader during their peak years in the 1960s. Love and Wilson have fought over songwriting credits and creative control of the group.