I never could’ve predicted that we would post two Stephen King-related stories in as many weeks, but hey the horror rock star author has jammed with Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, and a slew of other writers in the Rock Bottom Remainders. Who am I to say these weekend warriors aren’t worthy of some ink?
Not to mention, King now has forthcoming musical collaborations with Neko Case, Elvis Costello, and Waylon Jenning’s son Shooter that we just can’t ignore.
Fangoria reports that King provides narration on Jennings’ new concept album, Black Ribbons, as a ranting talk radio host on his final broadcast “before the airwaves are overtaken by government-approved and regulated transmissions.”
King’s character, Will O’ The Wisp, “flits in and out, painting an apocalyptic picture of what America could become in the not-so-distant future, while offering his loyal listeners-from whom he is about to be permanently cut off-the unvarnished truth.”