First, Brian's opinion of the Rolling Stones from the NY Times:
NYT: And you also have a new solo recording that just came out, ''Gettin' In Over My Head.'' Is it any good?
BW: Each song is different. They're not all the same like the Rolling Stones. You know, Rolling Stones songs all sound kind of the same.
NYT: Mick Jagger probably thinks Beach Boys songs all sound the same.
BW: Probably so.
NYT: Do you think that the Beach Boys were more artistically adventurous than the Rolling Stones?
BW: I think we're about even. The Beach Boys were a pretty good singing group, but the Stones played their instruments better.
Second, any guesses as to who this story is about? From Newsweek:
When a certain famous rock star asked for an autograph on "Pet Sounds," Wilson wrote, "Thanks for all the great songs," thought for a moment and then crossed out "great" and wrote "good."