Al Jardine settles into Riviera

The Eagles called their eternal reunion "Hell Freezes Over," and Pink Floyd reunited its most famous lineup for at least one benefit performance. So why give up on a Beach Boys reconciliation and reunion?

Two of the splintered band’s factions — Brian Wilson and Mike Love — have been collaborating again, and Al Jardine says he joined them a month back to record a remake of "Do It Again."

"I don’t see why we can’t go on and make an album based on that performance," Jardine says. "It’s not for us anymore. It’s really about the fans now. And, at the risk of sounding corny, about our country. We need some positive, uplifting music and also to be reminded that some things can last. And still be good."

In the meantime, Jardine forges on with his Endless Summer band, which settles into the Riviera through Aug. 14. "I think we do the best work out there with Beach Boy music," he says. And with Las Vegan Billy Hinsche as musical director, they "interpret it most accurately."

The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in the Riv’s Starlite Theater, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $51.95-$73.95, half price for locals. Call 794-9433.

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