VH1 Classic News: John Mellencamp Surviving And Then Some

Today is John Mellencamp’s birthday! The singer turns 57 and he explained to us that as great as surviving is, there is more he wants to do.

 “I understand that surviving is a noble cause and I think that’s ok and that’s fine for guys who want to do that, but if I’m gonna do something, it’s not so much getting my message or my thoughts out, it’s just trying to get people to feel good about themselves and come to the conclusion that I’ve come to is that if you want a better world it starts with you.”

John will be spreading his word Down Under next month. The singer kicks off a tour of Australia and New Zealand on November 15th.