Pop-rockers the Smithereens are writing a concept album based on the theory
that the end of
the world is coming. Recording for This Is The Way The World Ends is
begin in December. "It's a cross between [the Who's] Quadrophenia
and Tommy, [horror writer] Stephen King's "The Stand," Biblical
prophecy and all these millenium issues," said singer Pat DiNizio, who has
penned 14 of a projected 24 songs for the set.