Brian WilsonBeach Boys legend Brian Wilson hates listening to rap songs - because the lyrics depress him.

The California Girls hitmaker has famously battled depression and mental illness throughout his life.

And he insists one way he avoids falling back into the pit of despair that engulfed him for the entire 1970s is to only listen to "happy" music.

Wilson says, "I don't have one (a favorite rap song). I don't need to listen to music that brings me down with negative thoughts. I prefer to listen to music that makes me happy, like my new album That Lucky Old Sun which was inspired by Mr. Louis Armstrong."

The songwriter also reveals he still suffers from stage fright - almost 50 years after he first performed in front of an audience.

He adds: "I still get it, yeah. I'm nervous as hell before each show and I hate that feeling. I love performing but I don't like feeling scared. It's a crummy feeling."

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