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11/19/2013 - In The Studio with Redbeard, a nationally syndicated radio program, celebrates Uh-Huh as part of their series "The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands." The special which includes music from the album along with a 1983 interview from the time of the albums release, will be airing on radio stations nationwide beginning this week (find your local station) or you can stream the interview portion of the program online HERE, it includes a rare live acoustic version of "Pink Houses". Read More
11/13/2013 - Longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic tells Brian Ives of Radio.com, "Mellencamp began wrestling creative control from record labels and managers on American Fool. Read the entire interview after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “That was the band, that was the sound, that was what took us to the heights that we reached. That was the core sound that we followed all the way through the ’90s: guitar, bass, drums. We’ve always been a guitar-driven band...”

“When we put together a show today, we try to project not only who we were, but who we are now. We’re still relevant, we’re still making records, we’re not a band who is purely living on their legacy...” Read More
11/08/2013 - Read Jeff Giles of Ultimate Classic Rock , exclusive conversation with Mellencamp bandleader Mike Wanchic. Here are some excerpts: "an album that cemented his rock-star status while flashing the fierce populist streak that would come to define his music..."

“When we had success with ‘American Fool,’ it was just validation that we weren’t crazy,” says Wanchic. “We were actually doing what we set out to do — we were finally the best we could be..."

"What we ended up with was something we felt was a very clean, clear representation of who we are — which is, in my opinion, the only way you can really sustain a long career...”

"Fortunately for Wanchic and the other members of Mellencamp’s band, they had a boss that — in Wanchic’s words — “bends to no one...” Read More
 
   

 

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