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11/20/2014 - On November 20th, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" came through Portland, ME at Merrill Auditorium. Read Aimsel Ponti's of the Portland Press Herald review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is a dark and stormy thriller. Themes of lust, revenge, love and regret run rampant through the musical..."

"The band was sensational and with good reason; they’re all from Mellencamp’s band..." Read More
11/14/2014 - John Mellencamp has been putting stories to music for nearly four decades. In that sense, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" is nothing new for the 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Nothing new, that is, except that he has a collaborator for one of the few times in his career. And that his collaborator is Stephen King, the most prolific (and successful) horror writer of modern times.

Chris Kaltenbach of the Baltimore Sun caught up with John during a rare 15 minutes of down time at his Indiana home, and he was glad to share his thoughts on collaborating, and writing for the stage for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
11/11/2014 - One of the things celebrated author Stephen King has come to respect about celebrated songwriter and musician John Mellencamp is his nerve and sheer sense of determination.

Those traits came into play more than a few times as King and Mellencamp embarked on what would become a 13-year partnership in creating the stage musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," described as a southern gothic, supernatural tale of love, lust, jealousy and revenge. Read the complete phone interview with Stephen King after the jump. Read More

10/29/2014 - Stephen King and John Mellencamp were in Orono Tuesday promoting their musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. TV5’s Caitlin Burchill sat down with the two greats to talk about the play, among other things. Watch the video interview HERE on WABI TV. Read the text from the interview after the jump. Read More
10/27/2014 - The full cast has been announced for the 2014 Fall Tour of the southern Gothic, supernatural Musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County featuring Actor/Writer/Producer Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) and Actress/Writer/Singer Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, House of Versace, Boeing, Boeing) in the lead roles. Ghost Brothers of Darkland Countywas written by best-selling author Stephen King, with music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, and musical direction by Grammy Award-winning T Bone Burnett. Please note, John does not perform as part of the show.

The tour kicks off right outside Bangor, ME at the Collins Center For The Arts in Orono, ME, on November 8, before travelling through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

For ticketing information, please visit aeglive.com or ghostbrothersofdarklandcounty.com and our Ghost Brothers mini site. Read the complete touring cast press release on Mellencamp.com Read More
10/10/2013 - "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" was 13 years in the making as King and Mellencamp worked on it between what the rocker calls their "real jobs." Read the complete article after the jump.

View photos from the Dress Rehearsal at the Indiana University Auditorium on October 9th HERE
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06/26/2013 - Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an opportunity to win some amazing prizes from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The contest is open from June 26th through July 17th with entries accepted until July 8th. After the jump are details on how a grand prize winner can snag a deluxe 3-disc edition of the musical signed by King, Mellencamp, and Burnett as well as a deluxe ghost hunting kit. Three runner-ups will each receive a signed deluxe 3-disc edition. Click "Read More" for complete details and contest rules. Good Luck! Read More
06/19/2013 - After the jump we have links to watch or listen to the following Ghost Brothers related interviews!

- CBS TV Late Show with David Letterman
- Comedy Central TV The Colbert Report
- PBS TV Charlie Rose
- Apple/iTunes: Meet the Creators Podcast
- SiriusXM Live Conversation with Mojo Nixon
- World Cafe NPR Radio
- Acoustic Cafe Syndicated Radio 
- All Things Considered (NPR) Radio
- MSNBC TV Morning Joe
- Bob & Tom Syndicated Morning Radio
- WXRT Chicago Radio
- WRNR Baltimore Radio
- WKIT Stephen King's Rock N' Roll Station Bangor ME Radio Interview
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06/12/2013 - In the full version of this interview, the three creators of Ghost Brothers tell the story of preparing for the show's run in Atlanta last spring, and why Mellencamp nearly quit the production two days before it was set to open. Click the audio link on the NPR page to listen Read More
06/08/2013 - John Mellencamp tells Salon about his new album with Stephen King, and what he told Reagan about using his songs...

Explaining the origins of his latest effort — a collaborative country-rock album written with Stephen King and produced by T-Bone Burnett — he details murder, mayhem and mutilation in grisly detail, with a keen sense of the absurd and a sheepish admission of his own cowardice in the face of creepy. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
06/07/2013 - Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical.
"Quite frankly, we didn't know what the hell we were doing," Mellencamp said.

Thirteen years later they've created "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical that's not quite like anything out there — as you might expect from two of America's most independent artists. Read the complete interview after the jump Read More
06/05/2013 - Read Jon Pareles of the New York Times complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mr. Mellencamp illuminates characters and has them ponder questions of responsibility and truth, heaven and hell..."

"Mr. Mellencamp came up with superb songs for women, who respond with quietly glowing performances..." Read More
06/05/2013 - Read Randy Lewis' of the LA Times Ghost Brothers of Darkland County complete interview after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "They all wanted the happy ending. There's no … happy ending…. In my favorite movies and books and songs, there's no happy endings. Let's face it: Life does not have a happy ending..." Read More
06/04/2013 - After thirteen years of waiting, on Tuesday Mellencamp fans everywhere will finally be able to experience the John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett Southern Gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases the all-star recording this week!

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05/23/2013 - When one hears the words "southern gothic supernatural musical"--it's to be forgiven if the mind is blown somewhat, but there is a project out there that fits that description. And, it gets even better when one hears who spearheaded the idea!

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a work 13 years in the making, came about originally via a conversation between literary horror mastermind Stephen King and classic rocker John Mellencamp. It won't be available until June 4, but we at Yahoo! Music have an exclusive first listen to one of the songs. Enjoy "Truth" by John Mellencamp, and don't forget to tell us what you think! Read More
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