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05/15/2012 - Mellencamp is captured as he creates one of his most acclaimed records, No Better Than This, by going back to the source of the sound he loves. The film includes live footage from his tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson from the same summer as the creation of the album. It's About You, is available now for PRE ORDER on for a 30% discount. The Bluray/DVD will be released June 5th. Click HERE to read the MPI Press Release. Pre order now via the Store. Read More
05/03/2012 - The 2012 Induction Ceremony held April 14th, in Cleveland, OH premiered May 5th on HBO. Tune in to watch John's induction speech and his "Season of the Witch" duet with Donovan. Click HERE to view several trailers from the spectacular event and for air dates and times. Read More
05/02/2012 - blogger Bev Vincent recently attending a performance of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Bev, a Stephen King expert, has written a lengthy piece about the project and the many unique characteristics it has. Read the full story after the jump. Read More
04/26/2012 - Read Joe Nolan's Nothing Like I Planned The Art Of John Mellencamp at the Tennessee State Museum complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "But the painted portraits and narrative canvases of John Mellencamp ó currently on display in the exhibit Nothing Like I Planned at the Tennessee State Museum, are different. Besides being quite accomplished, they seem intimately connected to the snapshot imagery of his story-song lyrics..." Read More
04/24/2012 - John is headlining the Ottawa Blues Fest in Ottawa, ON, on July 12, 2012. registered members will have the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets for the Ottawa show on Wednesday, April 25th at 12 PM, ET, through Friday, April 27th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on April 28th at 10 AM, ET

Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre-sale times and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. Click HERE to learn more about how our free pre-sales work. There will be no premium ticket packages for this show. Read More
04/24/2012 - The paintings of John Mellencamp are featured in his first museum exhibition, Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, open now running through  June 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. The exhibition offers 52 paintings, spanning four decades of efforts including numerous pieces that have never been exhibited previously. The showing is free to the public. Click HERE to purchase the newly released catalog from the exhibit. Read the reviews below.
04/23/2012 - John inducted Donovan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week. He also wrote insightful liner notes for the just release "Essential Donovan" collection that chronicles his earliest encounter with Donovan's music and its lasting influence on him. After the jump we have the complete text. Read More
04/16/2012 - Read M. Kelley's full review and view several paintings of John's exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "John Mellencampís Nothing Like I Planned, featured at the Tennessee State Museum through June, seems to voice and then blend two distinct personalities through paint: massive social commentary works that pop with notation, symbolism, and narrative, in counterpoint with the more reserved but no less expressive hand behind his intimate and obsessive portraiture series..." Read More
04/16/2012 - Read Dr. Wilson Trivino's full review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Mellencampís sounds serve as homage to the rockabilly Johnny Cash with a spin of good rock and roll flair..." We also have a video posted on the blog with brief interviews with John and Stephen along with a few seconds of the closing bows onstage where John came out. Read More
04/16/2012 - John Mellencamp took to the stage of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame last night to induct one of his musical heroes, Donovan.

Mellencamp shared amusing anecdotes relating to how he felt he took Donovanís influence upon his music a little too liberally, while also regaling the audience of having toured with the musician for 40 shows together in 2005. After the jump we have the complete text of John's induction speech, a short video with excepts from John's appearance, and a fan video of his "Season of the Witch" performance with Donovan. Read More

04/16/2012 - Read Kenny Norton's complete fan review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Slickly polished, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County feels ready for Broadway. Whether or not that is its next stop is unknown, but where ever it goes, it is sure to build on the success it will see in Atlanta..." Read More
04/14/2012 - Read Curt Holman's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Above all else, Ghost Brothers sounds like a dream ó and occasionally a nightmare. Mellencamp's driving beats and catchy melodies, largely influenced by country, rock, and blues, have an instrumental richness and auditory clarity like I've never heard in a stage musical..." Read More
04/13/2012 - Read Wendell Brock's blog review of Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp digs deep into the soul of Southern roots music..." Read More
04/12/2012 - Read Bert Osborne's complete review of the premiere of "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" after the jump here is an excerpt: "Their poignant ballad ďHome AgainĒ is just one of some 20 songs in Mellencampís rousing score, a fusion of blues, country and rock thatís superbly performed by Boothís 19-member cast. Under Burnettís musical direction, the sensational four-piece band never misses a beat.." Read More
04/08/2012 - Read Michelle Jones' interview with John about the "Nothing I Like I Planned" exhibit opening on Thursday at the Tennessee State Museum. Here are some excerpts: "ďI donít really know about soul-baring stuff; Iím not that kind of guy. Iím a worker, I work,..Ē

"Mellencampís own use of color is impressive, especially the way he defines faces.."

"These are beautifully simple portraits, reflecting Mellencampís latest direction. ..."

"Paintings are never really done; theyíre just abandoned,Ē Mellencamp said. Read More
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