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01/10/2019 - Watch the full 30 minute interview with John and NBC's Harry Smith on the Today Show. Taped at John's New York City apartment the week after his 24th album, “Other People’s Stuff,” was released to discuss his paintings, his music industry beginnings, the upcoming tour and more.
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01/08/2019 - “Other People’s Stuff” is the latest effort from John Mellencamp and aptly describes the collection of reworked arrangements previously released during the talented singer-songwriter’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career.

The 10 tracks containing various country, folk and blues stylings are infused with Mellencamp’s own personal heartland sound. Read More
12/20/2018 - John Mellencamp lands a No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart for the first time in his career, as his new album, Other People’s Stuff, rules the ranking dated Dec. 22.

The set debuts atop the tally with 44,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Nearly all of its sum came via traditional album sales.

Mellencamp had previously snagged five top fives on Top Rock Albums, which began in 2006 (many years after Mellencamp first reached the all-genre Billboard 200 chart back in 1979). Before Stuff, with three -- 2007’s Freedom Road, 2008’s Life Death Love and Freedom and most recently, 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies reaching No. 3.

The album also represents Mellencamp’s 11th top 10 on the Billboard 200, his first since 2010’s Nothing Better Than This and best-charting album since Freedom 10 years prior.

Stuff features covers in its tracklist, including songs by Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers and more. Read More

12/18/2018 - What is clear about the art of John Mellencamp is that his work extends the rich tradition of American expressionistic art that harks back to the painterly canvases of Robert Henri (1865-1929) and the so called Early Modernists that flourished in the early part of the 20th century. The Butler's "The Little Dancer' from 1916 reveals the rich and highly textured handling of paint that has its roots in Vincent Van Gogh's impasto surfaces often achieved with fingers and palette knives.


Robert Henri (1865-1929), The Little Dancer, 1916-1918, Oil on Canvas Read More
12/17/2018 - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" from the A Very Special Christmas benefit album. The video was filmed at soundcheck during the 1987 Lonesome Jubilee tour.

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12/13/2018 - John Mellencamp, who recently released his 24th album, “Other People’s Stuff,” sits down with NBC’s Harry Smith at his New York City apartment to discuss his legendary career in music, his art and how he’s found love again.

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12/12/2018 - Tune Into The Today Show tomorrow as John sits down with Harry Smith to discuss his new album Other's People's Stuff airing, Thursday, December 13th during the 8AM hour. Look for a extended piece from the interview on Todayshow.com tomorrow after air time. Other People's Stuff is available NOW on CD, Vinyl, and Digital Download. Read More
12/09/2018 - On December 7, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp released his latest studio offering, "Other People's Stuff," via Republic Records.

The Verdict
Overall, John Mellencamp delivers on his new album, Other People's Stuff. He is able to breathe fresh life into these recordings, as he dusts them off and gives them his a distinct musical makeover. Mellencamp sustains the listener's attention for the entire duration of the project. Grab a bottle of wine, and let Mellencamp lure you in. Other People's Stuff garners an A rating. Read More
12/06/2018 - Today, John Mellencamp releases his 24th album, Other People’s Stuff via Republic Records.

Get Other People’s Stuff HERE

On the album Mellencamp noted: “Most, if not all, of the songs on Other People’s Stuff come from The Great American Songbook. These are songs that have been recorded over the last 40 years of my career, but had never been put together as one piece of work. Now, they have.” Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
12/04/2018 - A true storyteller who continually contributes new insights to the Americana zeitgeist, John Mellencamp is poised to deliver a brand-new anthology, the wonderfully-titled Other People’s Stuff, Friday, December 7, 2018, via Republic Records.

Despite the nature of the anthology, Other People’s Stuff is cohesive; these are songs that fit one another perfectly, all individual pieces of the great American songbook belonging to Mr. Mellencamp. The brilliance here is in how well each track fits the others and in how flawlessly Other People’s Stuff fits into the recent Mellencamp oeuvre. Read the complete review after the jump Read More
12/04/2018 - Read Lee Zimmerman's complete Other People's Stuff review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: Clearly Mellencamp is working in a realm in which he seems well suited. Hearing him strut and swagger through opening track “To the River” offers all the evidence needed that he still has the drive and determination to convincingly make other people’s stuff feel like his own... Read More
12/03/2018 - There is still character, humility and goodness in this world and Tyson Fury is a perfect example of that. If there is a God he has blessed Tyson and has given us a glimpse again of what is good in humanity. Tyson Fury’s name is written in the stars!

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11/29/2018 - Mellencamp is captured as he creates one of his most acclaimed records, No Better Than This, by going back to the source of the sound he loves. The film includes live footage from his 2009 summer tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson from the same summer as the creation of the album. It's About You premiers on AXS TV's music documentary show "Docs That Rock" Tuesday, December 4th at 10pm CT.

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11/14/2018 - Over the last three decades, John Mellencamp has covered a variety of musical styles, songs and rhythms under the umbrella of heartland rock. On his newest offering, Mellencamp digs deep into the archives of his musical experience. An homage to some of the greatest songwriting feats in history, Other People’s Stuff is emblematic of John Mellencamp’s storytelling ability and his time-tested musicality. Read the complete review of Other People's Stuff after the jump. Read More
11/13/2018 - John Mellencamp was announced today as the feature performer for the 40th Anniversary of Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Benefit Celebration, taking place Friday, December 14 at Auer Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Tickets and VIP packages -- which will include a dinner at the Cultural Center and a Meet & Greet with John and Arjia Rinpoche -- will also be offered and will go on sale the same date and time on sale this Friday, November 16th at 10am ET at Ticketmaster.

Attendees will be treated to an intimate, acoustic performance from Mellencamp, as well as a conversation with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center’s director, Arjia Rinpoche. Doors will open at 7pm, with the show beginning at 8pm. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
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