Yeah, let's just throw in a boxer and Rosanne Cash to round out the WTF? factor.
Kris Kristofferson has done a heck of a lot of stuff in his really, really long career and he's collaborated with some surprising people, but this may just take the cake.
According to Contact Music John Mellencamp has a new musical coming out called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. That in itself is sort of surprising to me, but throw in the fact that he's been working on the musical for years alongside Stephen King and you've got an off-the-wall collaboration. But then you throw in Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, and boxer Joe Frazier, all of whom are rumored to be taking part in the production, and you've got quite the mishmash cast.
The show, which is described as "a sultry Southern gothic mystery with a blues-tinged, guitar-driven score" and focuses on the story of the death of two brothers and a young girl and the legend that grows out of the tragedy, reportedly will open September 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
And just for kicks, here's Kris, Elvis, Rosanne, John Mellencamp (still want to add Cougar in there), and Norah Jones singing Bobby McGee.