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07/12/2008 - “It's really refreshing when artists come through with some of thebest work of their career at a time when they really don't need to.” Read More
07/12/2008 - Check out Entertainment Weekly's review of John's new album. Read More
07/12/2008 - 3 1/2 out of 4 stars - Having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, John Mellencamp could certainly be forgiven for coasting a bit on the memory of Jack and Diane. Read More
07/10/2008 - 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. Read More
07/10/2008 - John Mellencamp Life, Death, Love and Freedom; out July 15 Whereas once his indignation was trained on factory bosses, now it's Mellencamp's own broken-down self that's got him pissed. Read More
07/08/2008 - By Walter Tunis Contributing Music Critic

John Mellencamp
Life Death Love and Freedom

The shadows hanging over the pink houses John Mellencamp sang about ages ago sure have gotten longer. 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
07/07/2008 - 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
06/29/2008 -

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.


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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
06/23/2008 -

My Sweet Love
June 28, 2008

JOHN MELLENCAMP
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

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
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
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