Now that his musical, 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' is behind him, John Mellencamp is ready to get back to rocking. In a new interview, the songwriter says he's written a massive amount of songs since 2010's 'No Better Than This.'
This week in 1982, was a good one for John Mellencamp's when his album "American Fool" made it to #1 nationwide. With the success John would finally get to drop the stage name "Cougar" and get to use his real name.
Following the indictment on charges of felony battery that was announced earlier this week, Speck Mellencamp, the 18-year old son of John Mellencamp, has turned himself in to the Monroe County (Ind.) Sheriff's Department.
John Mellencamp's two teenage sons have been charged in a beatdown they administered on a Bloomington, Ind., resident last month on the guy's porch. According to TMZ, the Mellencamps, along with a pal, have been charged with felony battery with the incident.
If you've seen any of John Mellencamp's recent round of talk-show interviews for his new musical collaboration with writer Stephen King, 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' you probably noticed the rocker was sporting a black eye. In fact, it was kinda hard to miss.
'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' the Southern gothic musical with lyrics by Stephen King and music by John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett, will embark on a 20-city American tour beginning in October.
For a guy whose longtime nickname is 'Little Bastard,' John Mellencamp sure can be a softie when it comes to the right cause -- or if he's approached by famous pals like, say, actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and University of Texas football coach Mack Brown.
An unlikelier musical collaboration could only be imagined by the author himself. John Mellencamp and Stephen King (with help from T Bone Burnett) have come together to write and record a soundtrack for a near-finished musical called 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.' The star-studded album will b…