“John is one of the great singer songwriters of our time, who has had a profound impact on music and culture,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises. “We are thrilled to be there in Cleveland to broadcast this special honor for such an influential artist.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s beloved Legends of Rock exhibit is expanding, now spanning four floors with artifacts from Prince, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Jimi Hendrix and more. The Rock Hall continues to expand their collection with the inclusion of John Mellencamp to the popular, growing exhibit.
Museum goers can expect to see artifacts including the suit worn in promotional photos for Mellencamp’s 2003 album Trouble No More, his 1976 Fender Telecaster Custom guitar played onstage extensively and the studio tracking chart for “Jack and Diane” from 1981, a guitar gifted to Mellencamp by David Bowie, and also representing his art will be an oil painting by Mellencamp himself, Backbone (2022).
Mellencamp is also planning a forthcoming tour starting in the winter of 2023. Details to follow.
A reissue of Mellencamp’s beloved eighth studio album Scarecrow is set for release November 4 on Mercury/UME. The box set will include two CDs of newly remixed and remastered songs plus previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions, a booklet full of rare photographs and all new liner notes by acclaimed author and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.
Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
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