Black Eyed Peas are set to help out

Michael Jackson has started work on new material with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am.

The pair are currently working in a studio in Ireland, reports accesshollywood.com.

Jackson hasn’t released a studio album since 2001’s Invincible’, though he reportedly wrote a song intended to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina last September. The track was set to be released on Two Seas Records – the label owned by Prince Abdulla Hamad Alkhalifa of Bahrain – but it was never released.

Jackson has a one album deal with the label, and a release is expected late next year.