The Decemberists Ponder Doing on Musical

(Gibson) Indie rock favorites The Decemberists might have a musical in their future. Frontman Colin Meloy told Billboard.com that he's been talking to Michael Mayer, who knows a thing or two about bringing rock and roll to the theatrical stage.

"It happens that the director Michael Mayer, who directed Green Day's American Idiot musical on Broadway, is the guy that got me going about doing a musical," Meloy said. "We're still talking and there's potential for a musical down the line, for sure."

Because of The Decemberists' knack for concept albums and folk-tale songs, a musical isn't a crazy notion for the band. "People are constantly asking me to write musicals it's the cross that I bear," Meloy joked. "I grew up doing theater, so in theory, I would love to write a musical. I don't know if I have the stuff I always end up just writing little pop songs that stand a better chance on a record than on stage." more on this story

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