Los Angeles Times: What happens when John Mellencamp is crossed with Stephen King

What happens when John Mellencamp is crossed with Stephen King

The rocker and horror author collaborate on ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ and bring in other top artists, including T Bone Burnett and Sheryl Crow.

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles TimesJune 5, 2013, 7:00 a.m. 

Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin nearly two decades ago, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that the cabin was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically there half a century earlier.

Most people would be content to relate that kind of story to friends, family members and neighbors, laugh it off and move on. Not Mellencamp. He called upon one man he knew would be able to grasp the full potential of the tragic tale: Stephen King.

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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered!

For your Monday morning listening pleasure, check out this Ghost Brothers interview on NPR’s All  Things Considered Weekend!

A Rock Star, A Novelist And A Super-Producer Write A Musical

by NPR Staff, NPR – June 8, 2013

Comedian George Carlin liked to say that art doesn’t have a finish line. The trio behind Ghost Brothers of Darkland County are the embodiment of that idea. Each is a superstar in his chosen field: rock music legend, best-selling novelist, record producer — trades they could have been content to pursue to the grave. Instead, they went and wrote a musical together, one 13 years in the making….

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The LA Times Interviews Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett

Check out the full article about their interview with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett over at the LA Times’ music blog Pop & Hiss.  Also, be sure to catch the trio on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight on CBS at 11:35pm EST/PST!

What happens when John Mellencamp is crossed with Stephen King

The rocker and horror author collaborate on ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ and bring in other top artists, including T Bone Burnett and Sheryl Crow.

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

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Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin nearly two decades ago, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that the cabin was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically there half a century earlier.

Most people would be content to relate that kind of story to friends, family members and neighbors, laugh it off and move on. Not Mellencamp. He called upon one man he knew would be able to grasp the full potential of the tragic tale: Stephen King.

Read on…