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08/25/2010 - Denise Quan's of CNN recently interviewed John on the rooftop of the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles before his Grammy Museum show about his new project, his political future and his contribution to the world. Read the full feature and interview. Read More
08/19/2010 - Read Phil Gallo of's complete recap of John's performance at the Grammy Museum. Here are some excerpts: "The purpose was to go into places and take it back to where it began. What we were able to do was capture the moment. That's a problem with music today -- there is no moment. Everybody was in the moment.... Sometimes we got it in the first take, sometimes the third or fourth or not at all. It was fun to be a musician..." Read More
08/19/2010 - John Mellencamp fittingly commemorated Tuesday's release of his new album No Better Than This with "An Evening With John Mellencamp at the Grammy Museum" Live in Los Angeles. Read's (and sometime blogger) Jim Bessman's of full event report from the show. Read More
08/19/2010 - Read Ken Capobianco's full article on John's Grammy Museum appearance. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp was unusually honest about his music and said some provocative things about the future of music, the Internet and his own legacy..."

"Mellencamp came across as the straight talker you’d expect him to be..."

"The evening, clearly, was more than a promotional appearance for a record from an American songwriter at his very best..." Read More
08/18/2010 - Read Robert Kinsler's full report on the Grammy Museum show. Here are some excerpts: "No Better Than This marks another high mark in Mellencamp’s continuing journey to document his own life and that of the world around him — particularly those hit hardest by economic hardship, isolation and racial discrimination..."

“The problem with music today is there is no moment to capture anymore,” Mellencamp said of the retro approach of his new album, noting this was a project on the opposite side of the “fix it in the mix” mentality. “Everybody was in the moment … it was a real joy to create the music...” Read More
07/15/2010 - is giving away a pair of tickets to 4 lucky contest winners to the exclusive “American Express Presents an Evening with John Mellencamp at the GRAMMY Museum.” John will sit down for an intimate conversation and performance the day his new album, No Better Than This is released and you can be there!

Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, Mellencamp will field questions about his remarkable career, inspiring social activism, and the unique circumstances and locations that provided context for the new album. After the interview, Mellencamp will take questions from the audience and perform a few of his songs in a truly unique setting.

The show will take place at 8:00pm in the GRAMMY Sound Stage, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum. Doors open at 7:30pm. The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides wit Read More
07/14/2010 - Watch for updates about the event and tickets.

Music Legend Sits Down for an Intimate Conversation and Performance
The Day His New Album, No Better Than This, Is Released

LOS ANGELES (July 2010) - On Aug. 17, 2010, The GRAMMY Museum will host legendary heartland singer/songwriter John Mellencamp for an onstage interview and performance the same day his new T-Bone Burnett-produced album, No Better Than This (Rounder Records), is released.

"Without a doubt, John Mellencamp is one of America's greatest storytellers, so The GRAMMY Museum is especially honored to welcome him to our stage," said Executive Director Robert Santelli, who will moderate the evening. "A constant innovator and student of musical legacies before him, we are especially excited to offer fans the chance to hear from him in such a personal and profound way."

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