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05/10/2017 - There are few musicians that can hold their own in comparison to greats such as Tom Waits or Johnny Cash, but on his; staggering, 23rd album, John Mellencamp is cementing himself as a legend. Having released his debut in 1976, it is awe inspiring to hear this latest offering. Read Rachael Scarsbrook's complete review after the jump. Read More
05/09/2017 - Achieving a career best on the Billboard Top Americana Albums Chart, heartland rocker John Mellencamp debuts at #1 with his 23rd full-length album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter—the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash.

Storming multiple charts, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies arrives at #3 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, tying 2007’s Freedom’s Road and making for his first Top 5 bow in a decade. In addition, it lands at #5 on the Top Album Sales Chart. It also stands out as his fifth consecutive Top 20 album on the Billboard 200 Chart debuting at #11. Read More
05/05/2017 - Read Simon Ramsay's Sad Clowns & Hillbillies review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "It begins as an old man’s tortured confession but halfway through the band kicks in and Carter arrives to offer salvation, taking an incredibly dark piece and flooding it with redemption..."

" the album climaxes with a potent sting in its tail. Easy Target is a bitingly raw protest number about racial discrimination and poverty..." Read More
05/04/2017 - If you missed John with the “Loon in the Afternoon” Mojo Nixon last week you can catch the exclusive in-studio conversation below. On the day his new album "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies" was released, John discussed the album in-depth with the "Loon in the Afternnon" Mojo Nixon on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60. He is joined at the end of the segment by Carlene Carter, who is featured prominently on the album.

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05/03/2017 - John Mellencamp tells The Today Show that “it took about three seconds” to come up with the name of his new album, “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.” He also talks about how he came to collaborate on it with Carlene Carter, daughter of country music legend June Carter Cash: “It was very organic, how it turned out.” Watch the interview below and view John and Carlene performing "Grandview," "Pink Houses," "Small Town," and "Indigo Sunset" from the show.

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05/03/2017 - On the eve of John's new release Sad Clowns & Hillbillies John performed at the iHeartRadio Theatre in Tribeca for an intimate concert for fans. He talked with Jim Kerr and performed a set including new songs and old classics. Watch the entire show below.

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05/03/2017 - Beginning Monday, May 1st listen to John's interview on NPR's World Cafe. He talks about his new album, songwriting, his mother & grandmother, and being born with Spina Bifida. It's an insightful and revealing interview. Read More
05/03/2017 - Before a small group of invited guests, Mellencamp spoke candidly about his storied career and musical influences, the state of rock and roll, and collaborating with Carlene Carter on his new album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, in a free-wheeling interview with journalist Elysa Gardner at the World of McIntosh Direct Connection Series on April 28, 2017. Read the complete article after the jump.

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05/02/2017 - The morning after the iHeartRadio Theater event in Tribeca on April 27th John sat down for a brief interview with Jim Kerr at the Q104.3 studio. You can listen to the interview HERE. Read More
05/02/2017 - John will be performing on NBC's The Today Show tomorrow, Wednesday morning May 3rd, appearing in the 8 AM, 9 AM, and the 10 AM hours in support of his new release Sad Clowns & Hillbillies! Read More
05/02/2017 - John Mellencamp spends an awful lot of time alone, painting. Not long ago, he went 35 days without leaving his Indiana compound, a stretch so lengthy that his 85-year-old dad told him he was worried. But whether he wants them or not, songs still come to him, as his strong, country-inflected new album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies (made in collaboration with Carlene Carter), makes clear. Read Brian Hiatt's complete interview after the jump. Read More
05/01/2017 - Sad Clowns And Hillbillies is the twenty-third album from Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer John Mellencamp, a remarkable achievement for a man who says he didn’t even own a guitar when he got his first record deal.

The superb new album, featuring Carlene Carter on much of the record, is vintage Mellencamp, It is a thoughtful, articulate, at times profound collection steeped in the sounds of America, from country and blues to gospel. Read Steve Baltin's complete interview after the jump. Read More
04/30/2017 - As a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with 23 albums and a Grammy to his name, John Mellencamp has plenty to be proud of.

But after more than 40 years of churning out hits, the veteran rocker says one accomplishment stands out most.

“Still being here,” Mellencamp told the Daily News. “That’s a pretty big accomplishment to be here still. Of all the guys I started out with that are my age, there's a handful of us and that’s it. Everybody else either died, or they quit or they got smart and decided not to do this.” Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More

04/29/2017 - At 65, John Mellencamp no longer chases drama.

“I have found that life is a big enough adventure,” he says calling from his 86-acre property in Bloomington, Ind. “Young kids go to the movies to be scared. If we were together, I’d say to you, ‘Have you seen this mole on my arm?’ That’s scary enough; I don’t need to see ‘Suicide Squad.’” Read the complete LA Times Interview after the jump. Read More
04/28/2017 - John released his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, on Friday April 28th, 2017. On the album Mellencamp returns to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute of master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.

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