06/05/2008 - The first single from John's new album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, is the track "My Sweet Love"! It has been sent out to radio stations nationwide. The song has been released to stations in the AAA and Americana formats. It will also be showing up on Rock and Adult Hot A/C stations. Be listening for it!
06/04/2008 - Here is the official press release announcing the details of John's new album:
Los Angeles, May 9, 2008: John Mellencamp's eagerly anticipated new album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, produced by T Bone Burnett, will be released July 15 by Hear Music at Starbucks Company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as traditional music retail. Read More
06/04/2008 - John is offering a preview of his new album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, in the form of a FREE MP3 download of the album's first track, "Longest Days," through VanityFair.com. Don't wait, click HERE to download "Longest Days," and after you have listened to it, head over to the Message Board to share your thoughts about this captivating song. Vanity Fair also has an area for listeners to comment on John's new song.
05/22/2008 - Due to popular demand, John has added a show during Milwaukee's largest and most popular music festival, the fabulous annual Summerfest! JM will grace the Summerfest stage on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Marcus Amphitheater. Read More
05/22/2008 - We are pleased to announce the release of John Mellencamp: The Concert at Walter Reed, a book written by Jim Bessman, in association with John Mellencamp, and featuring photo contributions from Elaine Mellencamp and Mark Cornelison.
Through story and photos, the book documents the behind-the-scenes planning of the concert, the history of the Walter Reed Center, and John's performance at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on April 27, 2007. This hard cover book features beautiful black and white photos, in-depth interviews with John, his manager Randy Hoffman, and members of the Mellencamp band. The 100+ page book is available now exclusively in the Read More
04/07/2008 - The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine includes a brief preview about John's new album Life, Death, Love and Freedom in their Spring Album Preview. The piece includes a picture of John working on a track with producer T Bone Burnett and Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild. John is mentioned on the cover of the current issue, featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jack White on the cover. Click HERE to read the piece online (including the picture). Read More
04/03/2008 - John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at their induction ceremony, Monday, March 10, 2008 in New York City at the Waldorf-Astoria. To view John's induction speech and performance click on the videos below to watch this amazing night!
03/24/2008 - John recently filmed a series of short features for an HDNet weekly segment entitled "Mellencamp: Thoughts Shared." The roughly three minute long segments, which also features brief original musical performances, run in random rotation at the end of HDNet's news and music programming, near the end of the hour and typically on Tuesday and Sunday nights.
Taped in John's home art studio in Bloomington, IN, the series finds JM speaking frankly about subjects ranging from farm policy, the voting process, the war in Iraq, racism, and other issues of concern in an informal setting. Each video in this series is unique and thought provoking. Below is an episode in the series entitled "Farm Aid."
03/15/2008 - John Mellencamp was toasted by his family, friends, and his peers upon his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Monday night.
The evening was a significant one for Mellencamp and fans, alike, with many news articles commenting that he was truly the class act of the evening’s festivities with his heartfelt speech and rousing performance!