1. John Mellencamp's Son Practicing with Duke Team As Battery Charges Hover

    August 23, 2013 12:19 AM EDT Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana. Cutcliffe said Thursday the son of rocker John Mellencamp will remain active in practice and "we'll let the legal due…

  2. Foxes Signs To RCA Records, Announces 'Youth' EP

    August 12, 2013 5:18 PM EDT One week after her Zedd collaboration "Clarity" inched into the Hot 100's Top 10 in its 20th week on the chart, Foxes has announced a deal with RCA Records as a solo artist and released a new music video for her single "Youth." A new "Youth" EP will be…

  3. Devo Parts With Warner Bros., Bites Romney in New Song

    August 23, 2012 12:35 PM EDT May "open the vault" independently this fall, but first a song for Seamus (Page 2 of 2) For those fans craving the hair of the dog, Casale said the band had made some 40 songs for the last album and will likely release a dozen demos and "focus-group rejects" -- "Raise…

  4. John Mellencamp-Stephen King Musical Debuting Next April

    April 01, 2011 10:25 AM EDT A new musical dreamed up by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater has announced that it will produce "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," what it calls "a riveting Southern gothic musical."…

  5. John Mellencamp and Wife Split After 20 Years

    December 31, 2010 8:00 AM EST J ohn Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting up. Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce. Merlis says the Mellencamps …

  6. John Mellencamp Impressed by Sarah Palin

    October 22, 2010 11:43 AM EDT Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has found an admirer in John Mellencamp . The legendary rocker says that while he doesn't support her positions, he is impressed by the mark she's made on the country since the 2008 election. Mellencamp says people get the wrong idea…

  7. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releases a retrospective box set, "On the…

  8. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS. WHO ELSE? Hi Gary, With Usher having his…

  9. Times Of Trouble

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Searching for a ray of lyrical light in John Mellencamp's latest treatise on the state of the world proves consuming -- but largely fruitless. Searching for a ray of lyrical light in John Mellencamp's latest treatise on the state of the world proves consuming -- but largely…

  10. Mellencamp's 'Life' Goes Hi-Fi With Hear Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due July 15 via Hear Music, will be released in a new high-definition audio format dubbed CODE. John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due…

  11. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Trisha Yearwood, Vanessa Williams/Gretchen Wilson

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King-Mellencamp musical postponed; Yearwood on the Times bestseller list; Williams, Wilson earn belated degrees The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which, as previously reported , was set to open at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in April…

  12. Mellencamp, King Musical Finally Ready To Open

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," details of which were first revealed by Billboard in 2000, will finally open in April 2009 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland…

  13. Mellencamp Following Rock Hall Nod With New CD

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are high spirits in the John Mellencamp camp today, but don't expect a giant throwdown to celebrate his just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are high spirits in the John Mellencamp camp today, but don't expect a giant throwdown to celebrate his…

  14. Proclaimers, Take That Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Proclaimers' Comic Relief fundraiser "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin, started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 1 The Proclaimers' Comic Relief fundraiser "(I'm Gonna Be)…

  15. The Long And Winding 'Road'

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Forgive John Mellencamp a sense of urgency when it comes to figuring out how to let the world know he has a new album coming. His "Freedom's Road" is due this week on UMe/Universal Republic. Forgive John Mellencamp a sense of urgency when it comes to figuring out how to let the…

  16. Waiting On an Echo

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Led by instrumental wizard Seamus Egan and violinist Winifred Horan, Solas has become, in less than a decade, one of the finest Irish music ensembles in the world. Led by instrumental wizard Seamus Egan and violinist Winifred Horan, Solas has become, in less than a decade, one of the finest…

  17. Forma Nueva

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cuban-born pianist/composer Manuel Valera has been paying his jazz dues for some time now, having toured with, among others, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Steve Turre, John Benitez and Dave Valent Cuban-born pianist/composer Manuel Valera has been paying his jazz dues for some time…

  18. Mellencamp Eyeing Boxed Set

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set will see the light of day in the foreseeable future. Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set will see the light of day in the foreseeable…

  19. Stones Lead Artist Digital Awards Finalists

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The veteran U.K. rock band's "Four Flicks" (TGA…

  20. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious departure for John Mellencamp; this DVD splendidly documents its painstaking creative process. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious…

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