John Mellencamp

  1. John Mellencamp Signs 'Lifetime' Deal With Republic; New Album This Fall

    May 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Republic Records has signed rock veteran John Mellencamp to what they're calling a "lifetime" recording contract. The label announced the deal on Thursday, adding that Mellencamp will release his 22nd full-length album, titled " ...

  2. Ray Davies, Donovan Part of Songwriters Hall Class

    February 11, 2014 11:27 AM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark Jame ...

  3. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  4. Ross On Radio: First Listen - Australia's Elf Radio

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST What if, six years ago, the major group broadcasters that participated in the HD Radio Alliance had decided that holiday music was going to be the exclusive province of digital radio? When I went to Radio Shack to buy my $99 Accurian radio, what i ...

  5. Debra Rathwell

    November 28, 2012 3:40 PM EST Senior VP, AEG Live 800-Plus Shows Debra Rathwell's more than 30 years of dedication to her craft has made her one of the most respected and admired executives in the live music industry. As senior VP of AEG Live, Rathwell heads up the East C ...

  6. Backbeat: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rock To Support Farm Aid 2012

    September 25, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Willie Nelson, left, draws a smile from Neil Young as the two play Young's song "Homegrown" at Farm Aid 2012. (Photo: Ebet Roberts) "They know now, after 27 years, that we weren't kidding," said Willie Nelson , chatti ...

  7. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  8. Backbeat: Jakob Dylan Plays Farm Aid Event, Says New Wallflowers Album On The Way

    April 24, 2012 2:11 PM EDT Jakob Dylan performed at "An Evening with Farm Aid" in Manhattan and afterward said a new Wallflowers album is due to arrive in September, the band's first set of new songs since 2005. (Photo Copyright: Ebet Roberts) "I was at ...

  9. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  10. Rock Hall Presenters Chuck D, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Smokey Robinson, Carole King Announced

    March 20, 2012 7:55 AM EDT (Getty Images) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the presenters for this year's 27th annual induction ceremony, w ...

  11. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  12. Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

    November 29, 2011 8:02 AM EST With Music Business Support, Farm Aid's Main Players: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Leave Impact This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  13. Farm Aid Announced For Kansas City

    May 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm Aid, the group created in 1985 by Willie Nelson and his musical buddies to raise money for family farmers, will hold its annual concert August 13 in Kansas City, Kansas, organizers said on Wednesday. Launched during the de ...

  14. John Mellencamp, Stephen King Musical To Debut Next Year In Atlanta

    March 31, 2011 2:30 PM 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 ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Ryan Bingham, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Jack White and Wanda Jackson At The Americana Music Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual Americana Music Awards took place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 9 and celebrated a year’s worth of great American roots music. The highlights from the evening included the theme from film Crazy Heart earni ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: Songwriters Hall, ASCAP

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --Garth Brooks, U2, John Mellencamp, Cat Stevens, and songwriting members of Earth Wind and Fire are among the big name performers/songwriters nominated for the 2010 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ballots have been mailed to the orga ...

  17. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp Team For Summer Bill

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will share the bill during a U.S. summer tour of minor league baseball parks, beginning July 2 at the GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., and wrapping Aug. 15 at the Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. ...

  18. Digital Briefs: Activision, John Mellencamp, 'DJ Hero'

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Former Yahoo COO Dan Rosensweig has been named the new president and CEO of Activision Blizzard's Red Octane division, which is responsible for the "Guitar Hero" franchise. - John Mellencamp, in a Huffington Post article argues th ...

  19. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  20. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  21. Nas Nabs Fifth No. 1 Album

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Nas achieves his fifth No. 1 album, it's ABBA mania on the charts as the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack charges at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with a huge gain. The pop group is also a main attraction on the Top Pop Catalog and Top Ca ...

  22. Farm Aid Heading To Boston In September

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid will be held this year in New England for the first time. John Mellencamp is scheduled to hold a news conference in Boston today (July 15) to announce that the show will be held Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. The Boston Glob ...

  23. 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. CODE technology, developed by Burnett and a team of en ...

  24. Mellencamp Plans Summer Jaunt

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month , Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," due July 15. The trek begins ...

  25. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) ...

  26. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  27. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead 2008 Rock Hall Class

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers announced today (Dec. 13). The 2008 induction will be held March 10 at New York's Waldorf ...

  28. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  29. Nelson, Mellencamp Bring Farm Aid To New York

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a host of local farmers today (June 11) amid the Union Square Green Market to announce a Sept. 9 date for the annual Farm Aid benefit at Randall's Island. As usual, ...

  30. Mellencamp Preps Exclusives

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will debut exclusive live performances March 20 via rehearsals.com, CenterStaging's online digital portal. The singer and his longtime band will offer "Our Country" and "Someday," from Mel ...

  31. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  32. Review: John Mellencamp's 'Freedom's Road'

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp: "Freedom's Road" Producer: John Mellencamp UMe/Universal Republic Release Date: Jan. 23 For three decades-plus, Mellencamp's music has represented Middle America and its blue-collar values. "Freedom's ...

  33. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  34. Mellencamp Unveils 'Freedom Road' Track List

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST First album of original material since 2001. John Mellencamp has unveiled the track list for "Freedom Road," his first album of original material since 2001. The set is due Jan. 23 via UMe/Universal Republic and, as previously reported, ...

  35. Farm Aid Heading East To New Jersey

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will perform. The 19th annual Farm Aid benefit will be held Sept. 30 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J., just across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia. Farm Aid co-founders Neil Young, W ...

  36. Farm Aid Heading East To New Jersey

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp to perform. The 19th annual Farm Aid benefit will be held Sept. 30 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J., just across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia. Farm Aid co-founders Neil Young, Willie ...

  37. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys to appear. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performan ...

  38. Mellencamp Headed Back Out

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty to join for summer tour. John Mellencamp will follow up a successful spring run of primarily secondary markets with a full-blown amphitheater tour with John Fogerty, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour will begin June 14 at the Sound ...

  39. Mellencamp Ready To Roll

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour of secondary markets starts March 23. In his first North American tour in three years, John Mellencamp will play mostly secondary markets beginning March 23 at the Savannah (Ga.) Civic Center. The tour supports his recent Island hits package, ...

  40. John Mellencamp

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 37-song track listing reads like the time line of the Americana/ roots-rock format that John Mellencamp virtually invented. The 37-song track listing reads like the time line of the Americana/ roots-rock format that John Mellencamp virtually i ...

  41. Vote For Change Tour Wraps Big

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Vote For Change tour concluded last night (Oct. 12) in Washington, D.C., in a blaze of glory, with a grand finale featuring Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, John Fogerty, Dave Matthews B The Vote For Change tour concluded last ni ...

  42. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...

  43. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John, Billboard.biz has learned. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal ...

  44. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...