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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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