The concept of Peaches performing a version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar is certainly an amusing one, but sadly it looks like we’re never going to see it. The show was due to be staged at the Hebbel theatre in Berlin, but was stopped when German rights-holders apparently refused to license the songs.
Oh those rights-holders, aren’t they familiar with the electroclash scene? Apparently not, according to Peaches: "[They] claim that this project is of no interest to them due to its unconventional form. It's a shame that the authorities feel threatened by this fresh approach. I know a lot of people who really love the music and would appreciate this stripped-down solo performance.”
Anyone expecting a radically sexed-up version of the show would have been in for a surprise. “I have so much respect for the music and lyrics from the original score and this was my way of honoring that,” Peaches claimed. Perhaps this heartfelt appeal will allow the production to finally be staged?
[via The Guardian]