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- Posted on May 16th 2011 1:00PM by Jason MacNeil
According to BBC 6Music and also reported by NME, Wilson said he has considered the idea which would mark the first time in nearly two decades that Wilson played with the group.
"I'm considering it," Wilson said. "I don't know yet but I'm considering it. Nothing's really holding me back. I just don't know if I want to be around those guys, you know. They're zany guys. They're crazy."
In 2006, all five surviving members -- Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks (who played with the group from 1962 to 1967) -- attended a special ceremony at Hollywood's Capitol Records celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Pet Sounds' and the fact their hits compilation 'Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys' achieved double-platinum status.
The speculation regarding a possible 50th anniversary tour or concert dates back to last June when Mike Love told the Las Vegas Sun that "Brian Wilson, who has been working on some unfinished Gershwin music project, will rejoin us." Shortly thereafter, Love said there was nothing planned and there "are no current 'reunion tour plans.'"
Last July Jardine -- who has had his share of lawsuits with Love regarding the use of the band name on tour -- told Rolling Stone that the group was "definitely doing at least one show..." which would "probably be free."
Wilson -- who appeared with Randy Newman and the Arctic Monkeys on the popular BBC show 'Later With Jools Holland' on May 13 -- released his last solo album 'Brain Wilson Reimagines Gershwin' last August. The artist begins a North American tour in Virginia on June 6 which includes a nine-city Canadian trek starting June 15.
Meanwhile, the Beach Boys -- featuring Love and Johnston -- have a busy summer with dates across Europe and North America running through September.
So much for recent rumours that Wilson may retire from performing because of stress and hallucinations.