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Jun122014

Brian Wilson Reportedly Collaborating with Eclectic List of Singers; Reacts to Negative Fan Comments

Disney Pearl RecordsSome interesting new details have emerged about Brian Wilson's next solo album, which apparently will see the Beach Boys mastermind teaming up with an eclectic variety of artists.  Rolling Stone reports that songs Wilson has recorded with three young female artists -- country singer Kacey Musgraves, actress-turned-indie-pop-star Zooey Deschanel and modern-day chanteuse Lana Del Rey -- are in the running to make it onto the record.

The magazine, in an item republished on Wilson's website, that Wilson also has collaborated with R&B singer/rapper Frank Ocean on a track.  "This project blows my mind," Wilson tells Rolling Stone.  "I had no idea we could pull this off!"

As previously reported, the upcoming album will include contributions from blues-rock guitar great Jeff Beck, as well as three of Brian's former Beach Boys band mates -- Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin.

Meanwhile, some of Wilson's fans apparently made negative comments about the collaborative project, which prompted the singer/songwriter to issue a testy response via his Facebook page.

"To my fans: it kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I've been working so hard on," writes Brian.  "In my life in music, I've been told too many times not to f**k with the formula, but as an artist it's my job to do that -- and I think I've earned that right."

He continues, "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."

Wilson adds that he would hope, after a 50-year career in music, that his "fans would understand that I'll always do what's in my heart."  He finishes by saying, "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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