Brian Wilson Working With Pop's Finest On New Album

Brian Wilson has been working with several collaborators on his upcoming album, according to his official website. In a lengthy statement the Beach Boys legend confirmed that he's had help from the likes of Frank Ocean, Zooey Deschanel, Kacey Musgraves and Lana Del Ray.

He also responded to recent shots taken at him by his former touring partner Jeff Beck:

"It kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I've been working so hard on," he wrote.

"In my life in music, I've been told too many times not to f- with the formula, but as an artist it's my job to do that - and I think I've earned that right. I'm really proud of these new songs and to hear these great artists sing on them just blows me away. I love what we've done."

He added: "I would think that after making music for more than fifty years, my fans would understand that I'll always do what's in my heart - and I think that's why you are my fans. So let's just wait until the album comes out because I think you just might dig it as much as I do."

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