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11/27/2020 - “Hello, Liza. This is John Mellencamp. What do you want to talk about?” It’s a cold, cloudy East Coast afternoon, and, for so many reasons, including John’s 69th birthday on Oct. 7, it’s been tough for us to connect.

“I want to talk about you,” I say.

“Boy, that’s a boring topic,” he states. Read the complete interview after the jump Read More
10/15/2020 - Farm Aid marked the 35th anniversary with a virtual at-home festival experience. Farm Aid 2020 On the Road, took place on Saturday, Sept. 26th and included performances from more than 20 artists.Watch John's performance below.

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08/31/2020 - Farm Aid announced today that the organization will mark its 35th anniversary with a virtual at-home festival experience. Farm Aid 2020 On the Road, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 PM to 11 PM. EDT, will include performances from more than 20 artists. The 3-hour event will be streamed at FarmAid.org, on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel, AXS TV and Fans.com. Read More
07/04/2020 - Amidst the national uprising against racist violence, Daveed Diggs demands we ask what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now.

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06/18/2020 - John wrote this song 30 years ago and its message still rings true today as the lyrics are more powerful than ever. Sony/ATV Music Artist Topher Mohr made it his own, by taking a more melodic approach by breaking it down to its organic elements with a mix that heavily favors the vocals.

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06/04/2020 - John wrote this song thirty years ago. "If you believe" post this video to your social media pages.

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05/12/2020 - John Mellencamp is a rebel without a cause but not the spitfire refractory type who raises a painting palette with a clenched fist against the art establishment. He’s not a rebel who proclaims a cerebral doctrine, decrees an oppressive ideology or a proponent of some altisonant theory or authoritarian manifesto.

His rebellion is embodied in the physical phenomena, in the palpable materiality of his art. He does not pay any deferential tribute to any arching esthetic dictamina. He propounds in a serenely quiet and countervailing way that art need not subscribe to any one restrictive philosophy but can embrace expansively myriad paths and approaches to self-discovery and the realization of self-expression. Read David L. Shirey's perception of John Mellencamp after the jump. Read More
05/11/2020 - Paintings, Mirror, and Assemblages. "Save Some Time To Dream" Read More
04/16/2020 - On Saturday, April 11th Farm Aid and AXS TV aired a special broadcast of "At Home With Farm Aid." The hour-long live event reunited Farm Aid president Willie Nelson, joined by his sons Lukas and Micah, with fellow music legends and Farm Aid board members Mellencamp, Young, and Matthews. Thousands of donors from all 50 states and 15 countries donated more than $500,000 to help farmers and ranchers across the country for farmers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. John performed four songs "Save Some Time To Dream," "Jack and Diane," "Longest Days," and "Rain on the Scarecrow" from his home in Bloomington, Indiana.

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04/09/2020 - Don’t remember the supergroup the Buzzin’ Cousins? You’re not alone. Despite featuring five architects of Americana music, the collaboration remains a blind spot for most music fans, even those who may be hardcore devotees of the artists involved.

Here is an excerpt: "But it’s the Buzzin’ Cousins entry, written by Mellencamp, that stands as the centerpiece of the Falling From Grace soundtrack. “Sweet Suzanne” is an intoxicating shot of heartland jangle-rock, with all five of the artists — each in their idiosyncratic vocal style — trading lines..." Read the complete article after the jump. Read More
04/08/2020 - Losing John Prine is like losing Moses. He stood on top of the hill and he gave us words of wisdom and truth. John Prine and I wrote songs together and made a movie together. We laughed together, and he spent many a lost weekend at my house. John Prine’s name is written in the stars. And we should all be happy that he has left us with such wonderful songs and records, just like Moses leaving tablets, that remind us what it is to be a good person and agreat songwriter. – John Mellencamp Read More
04/08/2020 - Farm Aid and AXS TV, presents a special broadcast of At Home With Farm Aid, featuring performances by acclaimed artists and Farm Aid Board Members on Saturday, April 11, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The hour-long live event reunites Farm Aid president Willie Nelson, joined by his sons Lukas and Micah, with fellow music legends and Farm Aid board members Mellencamp, Young, and Matthews for an intimate performance to raise funds and awareness for farmers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique concert captures the quartet as they each tune in from their own homes and studios to deliver an unforgettable night of music that viewers will not want to miss. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
02/05/2020 - Today, Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter and co-founder of Farm Aid, John Mellencamp is announcing his support for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in a new TV ad, praising his pragmatic approach to rebuilding America by revitalizing small towns and rural communities.

“The stakes are too high to not nominate the candidate who will take the fight directly to Trump,” said John Mellencamp. “From small towns to big cities, Mike Bloomberg has the experience to represent all Americans. He’s a job creator, philanthropist and true public servant, and I am confident that as president, he will restore America to a place we can be proud of once again.”

"John Mellencamp is one of the great voices of the American heartland -- and the American experience that binds us together,” said Mike Bloomberg. “His words and music have inspired generations, and his activism -- from co-founding Farm Aid to fighting hunger and homelessness among veterans -- represents America at its best. We had the opportunity to get to know one another through the film, 'From the Ashes.' He contributed a powerful song to the soundtrack, and the film raised awareness about the tragic toll that coal mining takes on local communities. He's an American treasure, and I couldn't be more honored to accept his support." Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

12/11/2019 - Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp teamed up for two duets; Debbie Harry and DMC (Darryl McDaniels) collaborated on an epic rap collaboration; and the Eurythmics reunited for a set at Sting and Trudie Styler’s 30th annual Rainforest Benefit at the Beacon Theater in New York City Monday night (Dec. 9).

Highlights included Mellencamp delivering a captivating acoustic version of “Jack and Diane” before summoning Springsteen to join him for a taut “Pink Houses.” With both men trading verses and bringing the house to its feet. Mellencamp was particularly spry, working the crowd while Springsteen went to work on guitar. The two later united for “Glory Days.” Read the complete review after the jump. Read More
12/10/2019 - John and Bruce Springsteen made a rare appearance together at the 30th Annual Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert coming together on the classics "Pink Houses" and "Glory Days" at The Beacon Theatre last night, December 9th. Check out the fan video below and the grand finale after the jump.



John joins Bruce for Glory Days
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