Mike Love is going to share his side of the Beach Boys’ story. The controversial singer is currently writing a memoir about his 50-year career as a Beach Boy. Co-written with James Hirsch, who has written books on Willie Mays and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Love’s book is expected to hit stores in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Good Vibrations.”
In a press statement (via Rolling Stone), Love described the book’s path as focusing on the story of his family, specifically his three cousins and former bandmates in the Beach Boys. The book will also touch upon Love’s discovery of transcendental meditation as well as his famously contentious relationship with Brian Wilson.
“I’ve had an incredible life with a lot of triumphs, my share of heartbreak and some pretty amazing experiences,” Love said in the statement. “There are a lot of things I haven’t shared before, and I’m looking forward to opening up about my life and my work in this book. It’s a story about family, music, a country in transition, and audiences all over the world coming together in harmony.”
Love’s announcement comes two years after he reunited with Brian Wilson for a tour and their first album in twenty years. However, the tour ended in another acrimonious split. Love continues to tour with the Beach Boys, while Wilson just wrapped up a tour with Jeff Beck and former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks. Wilson also has his own book coming out soon.