Music Mogul Buys Beach Boys Songs, Calling Band ‘Underappreciated’

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Irving Azoff acquires music, photos and interviews in bid to restore the band’s once-epic cultural status.

Music mogul Irving Azoff sees the Beach Boys as an undervalued gem and thinks he can make the band cool again, profiting along the way.

Azoff, manager of the Eagles and Jon Bon Jovi, has acquired a majority interest in the band’s music, as well as an archive of photos, videos and interviews — the latest in a flurry of deals involving classic rockers. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but the total value of the assets is $100 million to $200 million, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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