Stephen King And The Coug Prepare To Horrify Theatergoers With Haunted Pink Houses

Feb 27th, 2008 // 5 Comments

stephenking.jpgIdolator’s favorite Entertainment Weekly-enabled amateur rock critic, Stephen King, has joined forces with heartland GOP-hater John Mellencamp to bring a musical to Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Since King’s first choice, Clay Aiken, is currently too busy to take the blood-drenched lead in a revival of Carrie, the author has opted for an original tale, “a sultry Southern gothic mystery with a blues-tinged, guitar-driven score.” In the interest of synergy, Maura wondered why Chevy pitchman Mellencamp didn’t push for a stage version of King’s Christine. I suggested a Vegas-style revamp of Maximum Overdrive, but while Emilio Estevez is most likely available, the question is: Can he sing? [AP via Yahoo!]

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  1. raihala

    Please, oh please, would one of you start doing Popping the “Pop of King” again?

    Whenever I’m feeling down, I go back and re-read stuff like this: “This is not your father’s barrelhouse-piano banger, kids. If you think Ben Folds invented the black-and-white blitz, you’ve got to get along, little doggie.” And it makes me smile again.

  2. tigerpop

    But… but… what about Pet Sematary? That Ramones theme song would sound great as a showtune!

  3. Lucas Jensen

    @tigerpop: My band covers that song.

  4. sparkletone

    @tigerpop: A little experimentation when you’re bored at home some weekend will reveal to you that this is true of pretty much every Ramones song.

  5. Charles A. Hohman

    @raihala: I have a newfound appreciation for “The Pop of King,” because it’s at least better than Diablo Cody’s back-page EW column.

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