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John Mellencamp Musical To Tour

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Kevin Mazur, Big Hassle PR

'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.

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John Mellencamp to Headline Hospital Benefit

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It may not get as much attention as his high-profile day job as an NBC sports analyst, but for the last several decades, Bob Costas has supported a children's medical center in St. Louis -- in fact, his annual benefit for the hospital is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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John Mellencamp to Headline Austin Fundraiser

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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.

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Weekend Songs: John Mellencamp, ‘Authority Song’

John Mellencamp, 'Authority Song'
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Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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John Mellencamp, Stephen King Announce ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ Album

John Mellencamp, Stephen King
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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 be available on March 13, 2013. It's not clear when and if the musical will make its full-scale debut.

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Top 10 John Mellencamp Songs

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When it comes to R-O-C-K in the U.S.A., few do it better than John Mellencamp does, and because of that, we're counting down the Top 10 John Mellencamp Songs.

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John Mellencamp Annoyed by Title of New Film ‘Jack & Diane’

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Just in case you saw the title of the upcoming movie 'Jack & Diane' and wondered if maybe John Mellencamp had something to do with it, he's issued a press release clearing up any possible confusion.

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John Mellencamp – October 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Having just performed at the 27th annual Farm Aid benefit concert on Sept. 22, John 'Cougar' Mellencamp will have yet another reason to celebrate when he turns 61 on Oct. 7.

It was over three decades that the singer

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John Mellencamp, ‘Let it All Hang Out’ – Best Hidden Tracks

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Perhaps because it was much more light-hearted than the mostly brooding, introspective songs on his 1989 album 'Big Daddy,' John Mellencamp left the closing number, a cover of the Hombres' late '60s rave-up 'Let it All Hang Out,' off the record's tracklist.

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Neil Young, John Mellencamp + More Turn Out for Farm Aid 2012

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At 22 years and counting, Farm Aid is one of the longest-running rock festivals around -- but as far as co-founder Willie Nelson is concerned, the fact that the show still exists is actually something of a disappointment.

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