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09/20/2016 - Luminaries from the film, music and writing worlds honored Tom Waits and folk singer John Prine for their songwriting at the Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards on Monday, September 19th.

John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello and Roseanne Cash took turns performing renditions of the artists' songs before a crowd of more than 500 people at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. John opened the ceremony with an a cappella version of Prine's 1978 song "Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone," which imagines the later years of an Indian child actor from the early 1940s. Mellencamp called the lyrics "sophisticated but simple." "Who writes songs like that?" he said. "Two people come to mind — God and John Prine." Read the complete article and view a photo slide show after the jump. Read More
10/01/2014 - John Mellencamp, now 62-years-old and out with his 22nd album, Plain Spoken talks about the future of the music business and what inspires him these days to make more music.

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10/10/2013 - "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" was 13 years in the making as King and Mellencamp worked on it between what the rocker calls their "real jobs." Read the complete article after the jump.

View photos from the Dress Rehearsal at the Indiana University Auditorium on October 9th HERE
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06/07/2013 - Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical.
"Quite frankly, we didn't know what the hell we were doing," Mellencamp said.

Thirteen years later they've created "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical that's not quite like anything out there — as you might expect from two of America's most independent artists. Read the complete interview after the jump Read More
05/26/2011 - The Associated Press reported on Stephen King's appearance at an Atlanta event promoting "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." The full piece is after the jump, here is an excerpt from Stephen: “John had an idea that he wanted to do a play about ghosts in a cabin and how sibling rivalries and resentments are carried down from generation to generation,” King said. Read More
11/06/2010 - John was recently interviewed by John Carucci for the Associated Press. The interview is available in two forms - print and video. After the jump we have the full print article and a larger version of the video version embedded below. John discusses different topics in both.


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