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
06/25/2008 - Head over to John Mellencamp's Official MySpace site to listen to "My Sweet Love." The song is also available on John's iLike, and Facebook pages. John has just added an Imeem site, check it out! Tell your friends to check it out and embed it on YOUR MySpace page!
06/25/2008 - An upcoming feature on Mellencamp.com is going to feature fan photos and videos from John's Summer tour!
We are asking all Mellencamp fans to upload any videos taken at a Mellencamp show, either via their cell phones or cameras, to YouTube.com. Full songs, partial songs, footage of you in the crowd dancing, whatever Mellencamp footage you have, we want to see it! be sure to email us with the link to any clips as the best clips are going to be featured on Mellencamp.com! Read More
06/25/2008 - John kicks off his Summer Tour this Saturday at Milwaukee's famous Summerfest. John will be joined at the show by Opening Act Lucinda Williams. This show will, no doubt, be a killer mix of Mellencamp classics and cuts from his upcoming album Life, Death, Love and Freedom. We want you to share your experiences at all the upcoming shows, so be sure to email your reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org and then post them on the Mellencamp MESSAGE BOARD!
06/23/2008 - Willie Nelson to Deliver Initial Relief Funds Saturday to Iowa Grassroots
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — As flooding continues to ravage agricultural and rural towns
on the banks of the Mississippi River and other rivers, Farm Aid is activating
its Family Farm Disaster Fund to get immediate relief to family farmers in Iowa,
Wisconsin and across the Midwest. Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson
will distribute the first grant from the Family Farm Disaster Fund on Saturday,
June 21, to the Iowa Grassroots Coalition, a group of farm and faith-based
organizations in Iowa working on the recovery effort. Read More
Like so many formidable singer/ songwriters that reigned in past decades, John
Mellencamp has been tossed off top 40, but he's adapted to a comfortable new
home at country and triple A—and the latter format is lapping up folk-laden "My
Sweet Love" from upcoming full-length "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" (July 15). Read More