Will.I.Am Helps Jacko
The Black Eyed Peas dude wants to resurrect MJ's career with a stomper
The album is due by the end of 2007 and Will. I.Am is excited about MJ's potential.
"Man, he still sings like a bird," he said. "He could go anywhere. I think we have a real opportunity to do something here. It's either gonna be really big or nobody's gonna care. Ain't no middle ground on this one."
The pair have been coming up with ideas for the album concept through regular phone chats and Will.I.Am says Jacko has even been picking his brain about using new internet techonology to get his tunes out there.
Last October MJ told US television, "I like what (Will.I.Am) is doing and thought it would be interesting to collaborate or just see how the chemistry worked."
Other names rumoured to be helping the one-time king of pop polish off his tarnished crown are Akon and Chris Brown.