John Mellencamp

STUDIO CITY, CA - JUNE 09:  Styx musicians Tommy Shaw (L) and James Young perform onstage during Spike TV's First Annual "Guys Choice" taped at Radford Studios on June 9, 2007 in Studio City, California.  Spike TV's "Guys Choice" premieres June 13, 2007 at 10:00pm ET/PT.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Classic Rock Almanac November 14, 2014

Your Daily Review of Classic Rock History



The Daily Cut: John Mellencamp “Hurts So Good”

Your Daily Look Back At Classic Songs;
October 7, 2014


John Mellencamp (Credit: Maria Ives)

Classic Rock Almanac October 7, 2014

Your Daily Review of Classic Rock History


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Tickets On Sale: John Mellencamp at Palace Theater

January 31, 2015 at Palace Theater Playhouse Square


John Mellencamp (Credit: Maria Ives)

John Mellencamp Ditches Rock Star Image on New Single ‘Troubled Man’

“I am done being a rock star. I have no interest in that, in having the biggest concerts. I have only one interest: to have fun while we’re doing this and maybe have something that somebody might discover.”


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Jack White to Headline Farm Aid 2014 Alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp & Dave Matthews

Jack White doesn’t seem to care too much about baseball, but he does care about America’s farmers. And to show his appreciation he’s headlining this year’s Farm Aid in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Pete Seeger with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young at Farm Aid 2013 (Maria Ives for

Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp & Neil Young Remember Pete Seeger

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Tom Morello also paid tribute to the legend.


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Classic Rock Almanac: November 27

On today’s date, Jimi Hendrix would have been 71 and John Mellencamp finds out he’s being inducted into the Rock Hall.


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Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ Named ‘Iconic Riff’

Co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees the song became one of Orbison’s biggest hits to date, selling seven million copies and spending three weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100, and has been covered by Al Green, John Mellencamp, Johnny Rivers, Bon Jovi, Green Day and Van Halen.It also, of course, was used at the title for the 1990 blockbuster movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.


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Area Museum To Feature Paintings of John Mellencamp

The Paintings of John Mellencamp will feature 40 oil paintings, some of which have never been seen by the general public.




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