One of the stories making the rounds on the Google News aggregate today is that the Beach Boys are suing Katy Perry over her atrocious "California Gurls" single. The coverage notes the fact that the Beach Boys had a hit with "California Girls" over 40 years ago, and beyond the titles and the subject matter, the two songs are quite different lyrically and melodically.
The stories have also noted that Mike Love and Brian Wilson are distancing themselves, as individuals, from the lawsuit, and both have praised Perry's music. The article I've linked to quotes Brian Wilson's statement, released through his manager, that reads: "I love her vocal. She sounds very clear and energetic."
As a Brian Wilson fan, I should be disgusted by this sentiment. But as a Brian Wilson fan, I am also taking comfort in recognizing that Brian Wilson has probably never actually heard of Katy Perry or her God-awful single.