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John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s dramatic “roots musical,” in the works for more than a decade, will finally debut this spring. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County debuts as a theatrical presentation beginning April 4 in Atlanta; a guest star-packed studio concept album will follow on May 22, via Hear Music, in both a single disc and 3-CD deluxe edition.
Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal and Neko Case are set to sing on the project, with Matthew McConaughey, Meg Ryan, former boxer Joe Frazier and Costello doing readings, as well. Both projects are produced with the input of producer T-Bone Burnett — who described the sound as “dark, foggy … and scary.”
The novelist King authored the narrative, while veteran singer-songwriter Mellencamp added music and lyrics. “It sounds like the Sgt. Pepper of Americana to me,” Mellencamp said in pre-release materials, adding that the goal was to make the recording sound something like “an old radio play” complete with dialogue and sound effects.
Other musicians who worked on the project include Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and Will Dailey.
Update: The entry period is now over. See the Facebook page at the link below for more information.
With the help of mosaic design technologies, Hodder & Stoughton offered thousands of readers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their photo featured in the jacket artwork for the UK Edition of Stephen's upcoming novel The Wind through the Keyhole. For more information, see the Facebook page at the link below.
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Mile 81 is now available as an audiobook read by Thomas Sadoski. This release includes the bonus short story The Dune plus an extended excerpt from 11/22/63 – Audible.com’s Audiobook of the Year for 2011.
StephenKing.com is proud to unveil the cover artwork for the mass-market hardcover edition of Wind Through the Keyhole. The artwork by Rex Bonomelli details a lush world yet unseen by the Constant Reader. To view the cover artwork and for more information regarding Wind Through the Keyhole, please visit our promo page at the link below.
StephenKing.com is proud to unveil the cover artwork for the Scribner editions of The Wind Through the Keyhole. The artwork by Rex Bonomelli details a lush world yet unseen by the Constant Reader. To view the cover artwork and for more information regarding The Wind Through the Keyhole, please visit our promo page at the link below.
Random House Audio will be releasing the long-awaited unedited audiobook edition of The Stand which will be read by Grover Gardner. The exact date of publication has not yet been determined, but is tentatively scheduled to be on February 14, 2012. The recording will be released for purchase digitally by Audible.com and iTunes and available in the library market on CD.
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Donald M. Grant is now taking advance orders for the limited editions of The Wind Through The Keyhole, illustrated by Jae Lee, which is expected to ship by the end of February, 2012. There is a Deluxe edition of 800 copies signed by Stephen and Jae Lee but orders are open first to those who had previously ordered a signed and numbered edition of The Little Sisters of Eluria below #801 and who still own their copy. If there are any copies remaining approximately 6 weeks after the Deluxe Edition is shipped, they will do a lottery drawing for those copies.
In addition to the Deluxe Edition, there are 5,000 copies of the Artist Edition signed by Jae Lee only and orders will be open to anyone for those editions.
A&E has launched an online narrative prequel to Bag of Bones, a two-night television event. Dark Score Stories explores the setting and characters of Bag of Bones through a series of eerie, animated images and striking black-and-white stills. Characters from the miniseries (including those played by Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish and Melissa George) come to life in seven photojournalism essays with exclusive audio commentary.
The photography is by award-winning Danish photojournalist Joachim Ladefoged, whose work has previously appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and TIME — and now in a companion coffee table book.
StephenKing.com has three (3) companion books to give away, and all you need to do to add your name to the drawing is fill out the form on StephenKing.com (and follow the rules, of course). We will announce the winners on Friday, December 9th, 2011
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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
The producers of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County have released a 30 second commercial to promote the upcoming production. You can watch the video at the links below.
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