David Letterman

To see or not to see the Beach Boys, that is the question.

The band’s 50th anniversary tour plays Riverbend Tuesday amid some of the most conflicting publicity in years.

A recent spate of stories centers on the somewhat shaky rapprochement of Brian Wilson, the fragile creative genius behind the band’s legendary music, and his cousin, singer Mike Love, who has kept the flame alive while Wilson battled demons and band lost original members Dennis and Carl Wilson, Brian’s brothers.