John Mellencamp, Stephen King & T Bone Burnett - Pt. 1

  • Aired:  06/06/13
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John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett reveal the inspiration behind their Southern gothic, supernatural musical. (4:19)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MY GUESTS TONIGHT HAVE

COLLABORATED ON A NEW SOUTHERN

GOTHIC SUPER NATURAL MUSICAL.

IT'S A REAL TOE-TAPPER WITH

SOMEBODY ELSE'S TOE.

PLEASE WELCOME JOHN MELLENCAMP,

STEPHEN KING, AND T BONE

TURNETT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

STEVEEB, STEPHEN, T BONE,

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

ALL RIGHT, FELL AS, THIS IS AN

UNUSUAL MELARGE OF PEOPLE TO

HAVE IN ONE PLACE.

I WAS EXPECT AGO YOUNG MAN IN

THE FRONT ROW, YES.

>> WHAT WAS THAT ONE WORD YOU

USED.

>> Stephen: MELANGE?

>> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

>> Stephen: IT'S LIKE A MIX.

>> LEMON MELANGE PIE.

>> Stephen: EXACTLY.

I WAS HOPING-- I WAS HOPING TO

GET K.J. ROWELLING AND BOB

SEEINGER AND PHIL SPECTOR.

BUT YOU GUYS-- YOU GUYS ARE JUST

AS GOOD BECAUSE I'M HUGE FANS OF

ALL OF YOU.

YOU'VE GOT A NEW PROJECT WHICH

IS FASCINATING.

IT'S CALLED "GHOST BROTHERS OF

DARKLAND COUNTY."

AND WE'LL GET TO THIS IN JUST--

WHAT IT'S ABOUT IN JUST ONE

MOMENT.

BUT WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

HOW DID THE THREE OF YOU-- I

MEAN, YOU MORE LIKELY I'M LESS

LIKELY TO SEE YOU TWO MIXED UP

WITH THESE GUYS.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN

WRITING A MUSICAL?

>> JOHN AND I HAD THE SAME

AGENT, AND JOHN WAS TALKING TO

THIS GUY AND THE GUY WANTED HIM

TO DO LIKE A "MAMA MIA" KIND OF

THING, BE ON STAGE AND ALL SONGS

--

>> Stephen: ALL MELLENCAMP.

"IT'S ABOUT JACK AND DIANE, AND

THEY WERE LIVING IN A SMALL TOWN

CALLED R-O-C-K IN THE U.S.A.

THE FOUGHT AUTHORITY BUT

AUTHORITY WON.

AND THEN?

>> THE GUY AND I JUST WENT ON

AND WE WERE JUST TALKING AND I

TOLD HIM ABOUT THIS CAB I HAD

JUST BOUGHT, AND I WAS SAYING I

COULDN'T BELIEVE I PAID FOR THIS

THING, AND WE FIXED IT ALL UP

AND STAYED THERE ONE NIGHT AND

THE PLACE WAS HAUNTED.

>> Stephen: YOU BOUGHT A

HAUNTED HOUSE.

>> YES, TWO BROTHERS AND A GIRL

IN 1935 WERE TALKING AND

DRINKING AND THEY GOT MAD AT

EACH OTHER, THE TWO BOYS KNOT

MAD AT EACH OTHER, AND ONE HIT

THE OTHER ONE OVER THE HEAD WITH

THE POKER IN FRONT OF THE

FIREPRICE.

THE OTHER TWO TAKE OFF TO GET

HELP BECAUSE IT'S HIS BROTHER.

THEY'RE DRIVING INTO TOWN--

REMEMBER HOW BIG THE CARS WERE

AND HOW GRAVELLY THE ROADS USED

TO BE IN 1935 IT'S KIDS LOSE

CONTROL, SLIDE OFF INTO A LAKE.

THEY TIE, SO THEY RECOVER ALL

THE KIDS AND THE--

>> GET TO THE POINT.

>> SO THEY FIND THE KIDS IN THE

CAR, WONDERING WHY WHEREHIS

BROTHER WAS, GO BACK TO THE

FAMILY CABIN, AND THE BROTHER'S

LAYING THERE IN THE FRONT YARD

WITH HIS HEAD EATEN OFF.

SOME ANIMAL ATE HIS HEAD OFF.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: WAIT A SECOND.

WAIT A SECOND.

THEY'RE DELICIOUS.

( LAUGHTER )

HEADS ARE DELICIOUS.

>> Stephen: NOT EVERYBODY

LEFT IN THE FRONT YARD GETS

THEIR HEAD EATEN OFF.

>> IT GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE

TERM GETTING ( BLEEP ), DOESN'T

IT?

>> Stephen: DON'T TOUCH ME.

>> HE'S BLUSHING.

>> Stephen: A LITTLE BIT.

>> HE'S BLUSHING!

>> Stephen: A LITTLE BIT.

I CALLED HIM UP AND YOU SAID,

"I'VE ALREADY WRITTEN THAT

NOVEL."

I'VE GOT IT ALL DOWN.

WHO ROPED YOU IN, T BONE.

>> JOHN CALLED.

HE'S GOT ABOUT A TWO-HOUR

45-MINUTE VERSION OF THIS.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW

THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT.

AND THEY HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT

WHERE THEY WANT TO GO WITH IT OR

WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH IF SO

THEY SAID, "HERE, WHAT ABOUT IT

IT THIS?"

>> Stephen: WHAT WAS IT, T

BONE?

HOLD THERE.

THAT'S A MYSTERY WE WILL SOLVE

IN JUST ONE MOMENT.

WE'LL BE BACK FROM COMMERCIAL

WITH JOHN