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Today’s Music News: Brian Wilson canceled on Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey canceled on Brian Wilson

Frank Ocean (center) via Wikimedia, Brian Wilson and Lana Del Rey via Facebook

Vulture asked Brian Wilson to comment on rumors that he’d been collaborating with Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey for his new album Pier Pressure, on which neither of the two appear. “Frank Ocean didn’t want to do the song,” explained Wilson. “He wanted to do rap, so we canceled him. Lana Del Rey, uh, she just canceled out on us.” Wilson also said the drug scenes in the forthcoming biopic Love and Mercy were “hard to watch” because they were so true to life.

Mumford & Sons will be the musical guests on the April 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, which will be hosted by Empire star Taraji P. Henson. (Billboard)

“Elvira” hitmakers the Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday, along with Jim Ed Brown and Grady Martin. Accepting the honor, the Oak Ridge Boys said it was like a baseball player being immortalized at Cooperstown. (Billboard)

Longtime marijuana enthusiast Willie Nelson is creating his own brand of cannabis. “Willie’s Reserve” may be available for sale (where, um, legal) as soon as next year. (Consequence of Sound)

Music promoter Fred “Disco King” Love has died of cancer at age 85. As a promoter for RCA in the early disco era, Love was influential in fueling the rise of the 70s’ biggest dance-music craze. (Billboard)

Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys says that though the group will not make any more new music without the late MCA, the rap trio recorded lots of unreleased material that may someday be shared with the public. (Consequence of Sound)

Katy Goodman of La Sera and, formerly, the Vivian Girls, has been hired as a developer for CASH Music, a non-profit creating open-source tools for musicians. “What better way to build things for musicians than to hire a musician?” said CASH Music co-executive-director Maggie Vail. (Billboard)

Is Michael Jackson to blame for the breakup of Guns N’ Roses? The band’s former manager Doug Goldstein says that tensions rose between Axl Rose and Slash when the latter played a tribute concert with Michael Jackson, whom Rose believed to be a sex offender. If that lineup of GNR were ever to reunite, says Goldstein (the current lineup includes Tommy Stinson of the Replacements), Slash would probably need to apologize to Rose for playing the Jackson show. (Consequence of Sound)

Celine Dion is returning to the stage after putting her career on hiatus to support her husband Rene Angelil during his recovery from cancer treatment. She’s announced that her Las Vegas residency will resume with 40 shows starting in August. (Billboard)