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10/24/2014 - There hasn't been a "Cougar" in John Mellencamp's name for nearly 25 years, but that doesn't mean his feistiness has gone away.

The Seymour, Ind. born Mellencamp, 63, hates being idle, still smokes cigarettes 20 years after a heart attack and refuses to stop rockin' out for his fans in the Midwest and beyond.

"If I’m not taking any risks, I’m not having any fun," Mellencamp told MLive.com over the phone Wednesday. "Playing it safe is for sissies."

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County the supernatural, gothic production stars Billy Burke and Gina Gershon and will make a Nov. 26 stop at Detroit's Fisher Theater.

Eric Lacy of MLive.com caught up with Mellencamp to get details about his latest project which he created the music and lyrics for his fondest Detroit memories and much, much more. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More

10/20/2014 - This week AXS TV will rebroadcast the intimate live performance by John from his Belmont Mall studio outside of Bloomington, IN performed originally in late September. The night featured a mix of songs from his newly released album, Plain Spoken and classic songs performed by John and band for a tiny fan only audience. Here are the air dates/times:

Tuesday 10/21 at 10 PM ET and 12 AM ET
Wednesday 10/22 at 12:30 PM ET
Sunday 10/26 at 4:55 PM ET and 3:30 AM ET. ;

Watch "Sometimes There's God" the second track from Plain Spoken live from Belmont Mall.
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10/20/2014 - Listen to "Lawless Times," "The Brass Ring," and "Troubled Man" on The Alternate Root three incredible tracks off of Plain Spoken. Read the complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Dusty Americana sweeps across thunder clouds of rhythm set against the dark background of electric guitar..."

"John Mellencamp sings as the lead character in his songs and that potential for personal has the songs as stories told by a friend..." Read More
10/20/2014 - John Mellencamp recently joined host David Dye for a session of NPR's World Cafe radio show. The session included John playing and discussing songs from his new album Plain Spoken. The episode will debut on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. It can be heard on over 200 NPR stations nationwide, check local listings. Online and worldwide the show can be streamed at 2 PM EST. The show will be made available for on demand listening HERE after it streams live Read More
10/17/2014 - The October/December Issue of the On View Magazine covering "The Paintings Of John Mellencamp" at the Deland is available now online. Read and view some never before seen paintings photographed at the exhibit in the magazine HERE . Excerpts from the CEO of the Museum of Art - Deland - George Bolge - "Mellencamp's subject matter is of human existence, painted as simply, starkly, and fully as he himself experienced it,"

"Art is not merely something he uses to clarify his position or to give point to his vision of life, it's the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say" Read More
10/15/2014 - On the release of Plain Spoken Tuesday, September 23rd NBC's Access Hollywood stopped by the iHeart Studio's before John's iHeart ICONS Special for a quick interview about the new release. Catch the interview at 7:00PM ET on Saturday, October 18th and re-airs Sunday 4:30AM. Check your local listings for channel and airtime's. Read More
10/10/2014 - Jim Abbott of the Orlando Sentinel spoke with John on Thursday, Oct 9th during a press conference at The Museum of Art Deland about his art and current exhibit "The Paintings of John Mellencamp" opening on Friday, Oct. 10th. The exhibition will contain roughly 50 oil and mixed media paintings, showcasing recent works of art never before exhibited at other museums. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
10/10/2014 - John talks about his life and art at a press conference at the Museum of Art - DeLand on Thursday, October 9th. "The Paintings of John Mellencamp" opens today, October 10th through December 28th. . The exhibition will contain roughly 50 oil and mixed media paintings, showcasing recent works of art never before exhibited at other museums. Read the complete interview and view photos of John during the press conference and some of his paintings on Daytona Beach News Journal site. Read More
10/10/2014 - Social media in DeLand buzzed Oct. 8-9 with photos of locals taken with John Mellencamp. The painter and singer-songwriter of hits like "Jack & Diane" and "Our Country" was in town to help open an exhibit of his visual art at the Museum of Art Downtown DeLand gallery at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 10.

His visual art, like his music, focuses on people of small-town and rural America. They're no Norman Rockwell renderings. The paintings depict serious, usually frowning, people who work the farms, the mills and the small businesses: people whose lives have been hard, who don't see much hope for the future, but who keep on going, anyway.

Some paintings depict racism or social injustice.

The painting "Troubled Man" has written into it, "Too late came too early … for me." "BRMC," featuring a frowning man, states, "Some people believe in their dreams and some will follow their dreams – me … I just don't pay any attention to them." Read Pat Andrews' complete article and interview after the jump. Read More
10/09/2014 - "Since 1932, ACA Galleries has championed art with a social message, and John Mellencamp continues this tradition. His powerful paintings speak to the plight of humanity: a voice that is especially relevant in our time.” – Jeffrey Bergen, chairman ACA Galleries, New York.

“The Paintings of John Mellencamp,” which currently is touring the country exhibiting more than 40 works of art opens Friday, Oct. 10, at the museum’s DeLand Downtown location and will continue through Dec. 28.



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10/07/2014 - Read Jay Robert's compelling 5 out of 5 star review after the jump. Here are some excerpts:"There’s not a lot of extraneous noise in the songs. The “formula” seems to be steeped in the “Keep It Simple” standard. This allows for the music and lyrics to be the focus, instead of being the afterthought of the bells and whistles..."

"I’ve held the Mellencamp albums The Lonesome Jubilee and Human Wheels as the prime examples of the artist at his best. But Plain Spoken should be added to that list. It is an example of what music can do when in the hands of someone at the height of their craft. It is startling brilliant collection of songs that can connect with listeners on a deeply emotional level..."

"Plainly stated, Plain Spoken is magnificent..."

"Mellencamp has written and recorded a sublimely brilliant album..." Read More
10/03/2014 - Just as John was getting ready to promote his new release Plain Spoken he had a life changing experience. In the early 1950s, most babies born with spina bifida did not live long. But singer John Mellencamp survived after a pioneering operation. Last month, after more than 60 years, he finally met the doctor who saved him, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. Last month, at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis,

Watch the video interview below and read the full article with John's performance of "Troubled Man" after the jump.


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10/01/2014 - John taped a sit down interview with Anthony Mason of the CBS Morning Show last week, discussing his recent release Plain Spoken. CBS This Morning airs from 7 to 9 AM ET. Watch Mellencamp.com for details on more appearances in the coming weeks. Read More
10/01/2014 - John Mellencamp, now 62-years-old and out with his 22nd album, Plain Spoken talks about the future of the music business and what inspires him these days to make more music.

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09/30/2014 - Due to popular demand, a second show has been added in San Francisco, CA at the SHN Curran Theatre for the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County tour!

The newly announced show will take place on December 6th with tickets going on sale TODAY AT 3PM PT at the SHN Curran Theater Read More

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