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Beach Boys Would Like to Get Paid for Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ Now, Thanks

Previously, Beach Boy Brian Wilson praised Katy Perry's Beach Boys homage "California Gurls," saying, "I love her vocal. ... She sounds very clear and energetic. The melody is infectious, and I'm flattered that Snoop Dogg used our lyric on the tag. I wish them well with this cut." Now Rondor Music has sent a letter to Katy Perry's label, Capitol Records, on behalf of Wilson and Mike Love — the co-writers of the Boys' "California Girls" — asking for writing credit and royalties on the Perry track. After all, infectious melodies cannot be cashed at the bank. [NYP via Daily Intel]