07/07/2008 - John Mellencamp, 56, is feeling his age and then some on “Life Death Love and Freedom.” It’s an album presented like a deathbed testament: bleak, solitary, bluesy and unbowed. In “Don’t Need This Body” Mr. Mellencamp sings, “All I got left is a headful of memories/And a thought of my upcoming death,” and that just about sums up the album. Read More
07/07/2008 - John's highly-anticipated Australia and New Zealand tour is building a lot of buzz down under. Tickets went on sale to the public this week with thousands of them zipping into happy Mellencamp fans' hands. A second show has been added for Dec. 16th in the Sandalford/Perth area and our Club Cherry Bomb Fan Club presale was a huge hit with an impressive amount of Club tickets sold! Check out John's YouTube.com channel for a couple of TV interviews he did to celebrate the announcement of the tour! Read More
07/07/2008 - John Mellencamp, 56, is feeling his age and then some on “Life Death Love and
Freedom.” It’s an album presented like a deathbed testament: bleak, solitary,
bluesy and unbowed. In “Don’t Need This Body” Mr. Mellencamp sings, “All I got
left is a headful of memories/And a thought of my upcoming death,” and that just
about sums up the album. Read More
07/04/2008 - John recently was visited by Richard Wilkins of Channel Nine in Australia. Their interview appeared on two different shows. In this excellent interview John talks about his upcoming Australian tour, his new album, making records and more! Click read more to watch both parts. Read More
06/30/2008 - For the first time in 15 years, John Mellencamp will tour Australia and New Zealand with opening act Sheryl Crow. The 10-show trek starts on November 15 in Sandalford, AUS and winds down on December 7 in Christchurch, NZ. Possibly more dates will be added to the tour.
Mellencamp has sold nearly two million units in Australia over his career. He will perform his greatest hits as well as amazing new material from his brand new album "Life, Death, Love & Freedom." Read More
06/29/2008 - John Mellencamp is a fighter and music survivor who has never been afraid to
tell people how he feels, regardless of how it affects his career.
God knows, it's hard enough to carve out a 30-year musical career, let alone one
as a songwriter of serious intent.
But surely few have done so after such an inauspicious start as John Mellencamp.
It's fair to say that if you were taking bets 30 years ago on someone who might
be inducted into a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, Mellencamp, or Johnny
Cougar as he was then, would have had odds out in the tens of thousands. Read More
Concord records has posted the online version of the Life, Death, Love and Freedom Electronic Press Kit for all to see on YouTube.com. This video is an excerpt from a larger, forthcoming piece directed by Matt Robertson. Matt is also the director of the "My Sweet Love" online video and our recent website tour clips. Click HERE to head over to YouTube to post your comments and rate the video.
06/29/2008 - Club Cherry Bomb is providing PAID CCB members a sneak peek of tracks from John's forthcoming album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom.
Our second preview is the track "A Ride Back Home." It follows last week's preview track, "Troubled Land." To hear this song, log in as a PAID member and visit the JOURNAL section of the Club website. Be sure to post your comments about the song on the MESSAGE BOARD! Just another AWESOME reason to be a Club Cherry Bomb member, JOIN TODAY!Read More
06/29/2008 - John kicked off his Summer Tour this past Saturday at Milwaukee's famous Summerfest. John and his stellar band turned in a top-notch performance that featured many Mellencamp classics (Jack & Diane, Small Town, Authority Song, Pink Houses, Crumblin' Down and many more) along with cuts from his upcoming album Life, Death, Love and Freedom (My Sweet Love, Don't Need This Body, If I Die Sudden and Troubled Land). The reports from those in attendance said John and band were in top form and tore up the stage! Read More
06/26/2008 - "My Sweet Love," the first single from John's new album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, in stores July 15th, has a new web-only video! Stay tuned for the release of "My Sweet Love's" official video that was filmed a few weeks ago in Savannah, GA. Watch the web-only video now on YouTube! Be sure to rate it, leave a comment, share it with your friends and add it to your personal web page/blog/social networking site! While at YouTube, be sure to visit John's official YouTube page for lots of other fantastic Mellencamp clips to watch.
06/26/2008 - Here is the Rolling Stone review of John's new album featured in the new issue hitting store shelves in the next few days:
"American Gothic John Mellencamp teams up with T Bone Burnett for a dark political album that fits the national mood."
Earlier this year, John McCain used John Mellencamp's hits "Our Country" and
"Pink Houses" during stump speeches, until the Democratic singer asked him to
stop. It's unlikely that the Republican candidate would find anything useful for
his campaign on Life, Death, Love and Freedom. Mellencamp teamed up with
producer T Bone Burnett to create a whole new sound — a set of textured,
atmospheric folk and country blues that adds up to one of the most compelling
albums of Mellencamp's career... Read More