A recent extremely short promotional story for Mike and Bruce's "Beach Boys" show in Las Vegas (found here: http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/music/have-fun-fun-fun-beach-boys ) recycles a quote from Bruce from last year that apparently some of us missed:
“The band that’s going to win the noncompetition, no offense to Brian, is whoever’s called the Beach Boys,” Johnston said last year. “I just kind of stuck with what I know. I just hung in there. Mike got the license to be the Beach Boys, and he’s kind of the front guy. I thought, ‘Well he’s my friend, I’ll just kind of hang in this world.’ ”
And, let it not be forgotten, “We built a huge, huge business out of it. Huge.”
You can all just stew on Bruce's quote above for awhile. I'm sure I can editorialize on that at length at any time without much trouble.......