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Ted Leo Announces Mysterious Musical

Posted Aug. 23, 2010, 4:38 p.m. in Bands by Jon E.

On his website, punk legend Ted Leo has just posted an epic 3000-word screed about his career and the difficulty of making a living while remaining punk rock. It's well-trod ground for Leo, especially after false rumors about his retirement from music made the rounds earlier this year. The entry is fascinating and touching.

The whole story leads up to an announcement, which Leo keeps pretty cryptic. This is what we know, though: He's completed work on a musical theater project, which will go up online on Monday.

Leo worked on it with a mysterious figure named Reginald VanVoorst. The end product allegedly takes inspiration from Julie Taymor's Beatles musical Across the Universe and Green Day's American Idiot musical.

Leo also mentions that he'd previously worked on another musical called Red Bananas, which ended up falling through "for a number of reasons".

Leo writes, "I am so proud of what we've achieved here, and I can't wait for you to see it! It is, hopefully, the new direction I've been seeking and a new path that I hope you'll walk with me." Intriguing!

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