Mike Love says rumors of Beach Boys feuds stemmed from drug use: 'It was based on lifestyle choices'

After years of tension, there's no longer bad blood between at least two members of The Beach Boys.

Mike Love told Yahoo Entertainment that while many Beach Boys fans have chosen "Team Mike" or "Team Brian," he and Brian Wilson "are on Team Each Other."

As proof, he cited the band's August 2018 appearance at a SiriusXM Town Hall, the Beach Boys' first reunion since 2012: "At the end of that, I sat next to Brian, and I said, 'I love you, Brian.' And he said, 'I love you too, Mike,'" Love recalled.

Both men released memoirs in 2016; in Love's, "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy," he wrote of his cousin, "For those who believe Brian walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist." But Love now shrugs off that sentiment.

"It was very sweet. We both go back to childhood," he said of their August conversation, later adding that he would "love nothing more than to get together with Brian and do some music."

Pressed on what fueled the decades of drama, Love attributed it to band members' respective drug habits.

"I think there was a 'them and us' kind of thing that arose through drugs," he said. "I didn't get into all the heavy drugs. Some others did. So there was a division and it was based on lifestyle choices."

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 1962: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with a surfboard in August 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, David Marks. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Clockwise from left, the Beach Boys are Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of BEACH BOYS; L-R: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, David Marks posed with surfboard (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 1962: Rock and roll band The Beach Boys pose for a portrait with a vintage 'Woody' station wagon in August 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson (under Mike Love), Brian Wilson, David Marks. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1963: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1963. Clockwise from bottom left: Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1963: Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and David Marks of the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' sing at a music stand in circa 1963. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 19: HOLLYWOOD BOWL Photo of BEACH BOYS, Editorial Use Only - No Commercial Use Permitted - L-R: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
MAY 23: Black and white version in of publicity shot that was used on the album cover for the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys'' record 'I Get Around' and 'Don't Worry Baby' which was released on May 23, 1963. (L-R) Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVERMBER 1963: Rock and roll group 'The Beach Boys' pose with Corvette in their first photo session since Al Jardine returned to the band in Novermber 1963. (L-R) Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Studio portrait of American pop group The Beach Boys. L-R: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with 2 Honda Mo-peds in circa 1964 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Al Jardine, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' perform onstage with circa 1964 in California. (L-R) Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in circa 1964. (L-R) Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Clockwise from left: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Clockwise from middle left: Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1964: Rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait in 1964. Top to bottom: Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Carl Wilson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Rock and roll group 'The Beach Boys' attend a Capitol Records party being held in their honor on September 25, 1964 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson of the rock and roll band 'The Beach Boys' pose for a portrait with variety show host Ed Sullivan after performing the song 'Wendy' on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 27, 1964 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Love also dismissed claims that he was unhappy with the band's album "Pet Sounds," saying, "That is garbage. I don't know where that came from, honestly ... I worked very hard on that album with everybody else. Sorry to disappoint."

Love's other cousins -- Wilson's late brothers, Carl and Dennis -- were also tightly weaved into the family's messy history. (Among other scandals, a 36-year-old Dennis got Love's 17-year-old daughter pregnant and then married her.)

Wilson released his memoir, "I Am Brian Wilson," one month after Love released his.

Watch Yahoo Entertainment's interview with Love in the video above.

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