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08/02/2010 - Farm Aid announced today that Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will be held Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will perform at the event with more acts to be announced! Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, August 6th... Read More
08/01/2010 - The title track from John's forthcoming album No Better Than This is the first single from the album.

The song has been sent to multiple radio formats and is available on iTunes and digital music providers! Click for complete details and to listen online... Read More
07/31/2010 - Read No Depression Blogger Adam Sheets's full review of John's new album No Better Than This. Here is an excerpt:

" this one, which will be released on August 17th, by it's cover, because I'm guessing it looks as much like a country album from the '50s and early '60s to you as it does to me..." Read More
07/30/2010 - John's new album, No Better Than This, was produced, as was the 2008's Life Death Love and Freedom, by Grammy and Academy Award winning producer T Bone Burnett.

His liner notes for No Better Than This would seem to stand on their own as poetry while serving to convey his thoughts about the unique circumstance of the album's recording: Read More
07/30/2010 - Writer Mark T. Gould devoted his August column to John and the passion that is at the root of his creative endeavor. We asked Mark, who has a "day job" as a Superior Court judge in Connecticut, to describe himself so you'd have some insight into the source of his brilliant think piece. His response: "I'm just a fan who believes in this country as much as John does..." Read More
07/29/2010 - John Mellencamp is again joining Bob Dylan and his Band at select stops of Bob Dylan's 2010 Summer Tour Read More
07/29/2010 - John's new album, No Better Than This - releasing on August 17th, is now available for pre-order through the store. Read More
07/28/2010 - On The Rural Route 7609 is a four CD set that chronicles, in a most unique way, the arc of John Mellencampís career, with a focus on his songwriting. Read More
07/25/2010 - Here are some excerpts from Jonathan Keller of Marquee Magazine On The Rural Route 7609 review.

"The set is perfectly packaged, well-compiled and does a magnificent job of showcasing Mellencampís songwriting chops, which have often been overlooked throughout his hit-laden career..." Read More
07/25/2010 - Here is an excerpt from Tampa Bay's Pop LIfe No Better Than This review by Sean Daly:

"But for all the talk of ghosts, this is one of Mellencampís liveliest records..."

"consistently inspired - most of the songs catch and cook, especially the title track. If you want to weep, try out the wistfully weathered "Thinking About You..."

Click "Read More" for the full review Read More
07/25/2010 - Here is an excerpt from Pennsylvania's Daily Local Newspaper No Better Than This review by Sean Hickey:

"John Mellencamp went back to the basics to record his new album. Really back to the basics..."

"The record is a testimony to old-time values and craftsmanship, and good, old-fashioned talent..."

Click "Read More" to read the full article. Read More
07/24/2010 - Rounder Records - September 2010 Issue 202
By Bob Mehr

Veteran rocker hits the road for stellar album of "routes" music.

Known for his pop hits and mile-wide acerbic streak, John Mellencamp's late career has seen a serious artistic renaissance, as evidenced on 2008's collaboration with T Bone Burnett, Life Death, Love and Freedom. Reuniting with Burnett, Mellencamp's latest is a concept piece recorded in a series of historic locations: Sun Studios in Memphis, Read More
07/17/2010 - Click HERE to read's Dave Curtis review John's new album No Better Than This. Visit their website for the complete review which includes several pictures and audio samples. Read More
07/17/2010 - Here is an excerpt from Terre Haute's Tribune Star Newspaper No Better Than This review by Mark Bennett:

"if youíre intrigued by dark, desperate, contemplative music, performed in iconic settings by a emotive singer and his crack band, then youíve struck gold with this disc. Mellencamp and producer T Bone Burnett recorded this batch of new songs in an old way. They used a 55-year-old, monophonic tape recorder and a single, vintage RCA ribbon microphone to capture the songs, Read More
07/16/2010 - Anthony Kuzminski is an Chicago area-based writer who is special features editor for antiMusic Network. He's written most trenchantly about John Mellencamp many times in the past and, here, offers some wonderful insight on "Save Some Time To Dream," one of the keystone tracks on John's forthcoming No Better Than This album. In fact, it's the very first song on the album. Read More
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