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John Mellencamp to Share Original Painting Collection in a New Book

Before John Mellencamp became a steward of heartland rock, he contemplated pursuing a career as a painter. Though both were creative outlets for the Indiana native, music knocked a bit louder, leading him to become the acclaimed singer-songwriter we know today. Mellencamp never fully left his artistic side behind and is now set to give his large-scale oil portraits to the public.
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Odd Couples: When Mick Ronson Helped John Mellencamp Score a Hit

At first glance, there's little to suggest that John Mellencamp, a pillar of '80s heartland rock, and Mick Ronson, David Bowie's trusted sidekick, would have much common ground. But their juxtaposing backgrounds and personalities may have been just the right mix for a hit song. Mellencamp was the rough-and-tumble rebel,...
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The 18 Best John Mellencamp Quotes

To many, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is an American hero. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, he is an award-winning artist and his voice is as raspy as a run through a cornfield in your birthday suit. But what about Mellencamp’s thoughts on life and love and the craft of...
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30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Briefly Goes Hollywood With ‘Falling From Grace’

John Mellencamp acknowledges that his perspective has changed on Falling From Grace, the unsuccessful feature film he directed and starred in. "I'm glad I made that movie now," he tells UCR. "There were periods in my life where I thought, 'Why the fuck did I do that?' – because I really didn't enjoy the experience at the time. You know me, I'm not cut out to make movies, at least the way they do in Hollywood."
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Bruce Springsteen Teams With John Mellencamp For 'Did You Say Such A Thing'

(hennemusic) John Mellencamp is joined by Bruce Springsteen on "Did You Say Such A Thing", the latest single from his new album, "Strictly A One-Eyed Jack," and a video for the track has just been released. The pairing was first heard last fall on the album's lead single, "Wasted Days",...
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JOHN MELLENCAMP “Strictly A One-Eyed Jack” (Republic Records)

I’d forgotten how much I love John Mellencamp. I was recently reminded when I read Paul Rees’ excellent 2021 biography, succinctly entitled John Mellencamp. Luckily, he’s just released a new album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, allowing me to wax rhapsodic about this cantankerous Rocker. Of course, I...
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30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Briefly Goes Hollywood With ‘Falling From Grace’

John Mellencamp acknowledges that his perspective has changed on Falling From Grace, the unsuccessful feature film he directed and starred in. "I'm glad I made that movie now," he tells UCR. "There were periods in my life where I thought, 'Why the fuck did I do that?' – because I really didn't enjoy the experience at the time. You know me, I'm not cut out to make movies, at least the way they do in Hollywood."
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