Inside The Music Of Stephen King’s ‘Under The Dome’ Miniseries
(Radio.com) Stephen King is a big fan of music, and musicians seem to reciprocate. In 1986, AC/DC’s Who Made Who, featuring some of the band’s biggest hits and a few brand new songs (including the title track), served as the soundtrack to Maximum Overdrive, a film directed by King and based on his short story “Trucks.” The Ramones wrote the theme song to the 1989 film adaptation of his book Pet Sematary, while the 1994 TV miniseries adaptation of his novel The Stand used Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” while showing the effects of a deadly disease that wiped out 99 percent of the world’s population.
So, almost needless to say, the upcoming CBS miniseries adaptation of his 2009 novel, Under The Dome, will have some great music moments as well. You can listen live now to the exclusive streaming radio station for Under The Dome here, featuring playlists influenced by the show’s characters, insights on the series from Stephen King and weekly episode recaps.
Radio.com spoke to Dome Music Supervisor Ann Kline, who has worked on The West Wing, Third Watch and ER,about how music will be used on the 13-part series, which premieres June 24 and follows the story of a small Maine town that has mysteriously been cut off from the rest of the world by a impenetrable but invisible dome.