Born: 1951/10/07 Birth Place: Seymour, Indiana, U.S. Years Active: 1976–present Genres: Rock, Heartland Rock, Roots Rock, Folk
John Mellencamp, previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock that eschews synthesizers and other artificial sounds in favor of organic instrumentation. Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. The Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 25 years.
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We are VERY excited about John's tour and new album Plain Spoken! John will be performing a number of these incredible new songs on his 80-city North American Tour. The shows on this tour will feature both classics and new material. It will be a night filled with incredible music, words, and performances.
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John Mellencamp MLive Media Group: John Mellencamp Reflects On Stephen King Friendship, Wild Detroit Memories & Restless Nature
There hasn't been a "Cougar" in John Mellencamp's name for nearly 25 years, but that doesn't mean his feistiness has gone away.
The Seymour, Ind. born Mellencamp, 63, hates being idle, still smokes cigarettes 20 years after a heart attack and refuses to stop rockin' out for his fans in the Midwest and beyond.
"If I’m not taking any risks, I’m not having any fun," Mellencamp told MLive.com over the phone Wednesday. "Playing it safe is for sissies."
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County the supernatural, gothic production stars Billy Burke and Gina Gershon and will make a Nov. 26 stop at Detroit's Fisher Theater.
Eric Lacy of MLive.com caught up with Mellencamp to get details about his latest project which he created the music and lyrics for his fondest Detroit memories and much, much more. Read the complete interview on Mellencamp.com