NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it.
“I am 70. I’ve been smoking since I was 14. If I make it to 80, I only have 10 summers left,” he says.
“Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," John Mellencamp (Republic Records)
John Mellencamp‘s latest studio album, “Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,” is a work of deep reflection.
Over the course of 12 new tunes, Mellencamp sings in a raspy sing-song voice mixing blues, folk, and rock in an audio thread of reflections on the past, the future, sadness, and in many cases, some regret.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Playlist where members of the Times-Tribune staff submit their music picks based on a theme. This week's theme is Color Songs. Enjoy: The Beatles - Yes It Is John Cole "Scarlet were the clothes she wore Everybody knows, I'm sure" Nina - 99 Luftballoons Ed Pikulski What the hell, why not?
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate...
EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here's a little ditty 'bout John and Meg.
Singer John Mellencamp and actress Meg Ryan are getting married...
In his hit song “Jack and Diane,’’ John Mellencamp draws this conclusion:
“Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of livin’ is gone.’’
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming back to Pennsylvania for just the third time since it began in 1985.
It will be held Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Burgettstown about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh...