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Mccain Honours Mellencamp Request, Drops Music

LATEST: JOHN MELLENCAMP's request to Republican presidential candidate JOHN MCCAIN to stop playing his songs on the campaign trail has worked - the U.S. senator has agreed to not use the rocker's music. Mellencamp, a...

Mellencamp Protests Mccain Campaign Songs

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP has reached out to Republican presidential candidate JOHN MCCAIN in a bid to prevent the U.S. senator from using his songs on the campaign trail. Mellencamp, a fervent Democrat, is distressed to...

Mellencamp Held Hands With Dalai Lama

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP broke protocol by touching Buddhist leader the DALAI LAMA when he visited the U.S. last year (07). Tibet's spiritual leader visited Mellencamp's native Indiana in October (07) - and the rocker couldn't...

Madonna Joins Hall Of Fame

Madonna is to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, it has been announced.Artists only become eligible to join the prestigious list 25 years after their first recording and...

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Mellencamp Honoured With Champion Award

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP is to be honoured with the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award for music in the service of humanity. The singer/songwriter and Farm Aid founder, who has made a career out of penning hits...

Mayor Slams Mellencamp's Jena Song

Jena Mayor MURPHY R MCMILLAN has slammed singer JOHN MELLENCAMP's new song for supporting the six black youths accused of attacking a white school friend. Despite a host of stars backing the accused six in...

Mellencamp's Jena Song

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP has written a new song in support of six black youths accused of attacking a white school friend. A host of stars have spoken out in support of the Jena, Louisiana six...

Clarkson, Hill + Mellencamp To Kick Off Football Season

KELLY CLARKSON, FAITH HILL and JOHN MELLENCAMP will kick off the new American football season with a free concert in Indianapolis, Indiana next month (06Sep07). Mellencamp will perform at the RCA Dome - the home...

Baez Furious At Military Gig 'Ban'

LATEST: Folk singer JOAN BAEZ is fuming she was prevented from performing for wounded US soldiers last week (27Apr07), branding the ban "a strange irony". The star, a staunch anti-war activist, was invited to perform...

Mellencamp Upsets Wounded Soldiers

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP's Friday (27Apr07) performance at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. wasn't a treat for all the soldiers recovering there - many felt he should have stayed away. Angry military patients...

Mellencamp To Keep Quiet At Army Gig

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP has vowed to keep his political beliefs to himself when he performs at a televised concert at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. later this month (Apr07). The anti-war...

Mellencamp Joins Film Show

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP will be showing off his movie knowledge when he becomes the unlikely co-host of top-rated US film review show Ebert + Roeper. The Jack + Diane hitmaker will join critic Richard Roeper...

Mellencamp Reveals Panic Attacks

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP suffers from panic attacks. The JACK + DIANE singer admits he's often left crippled at live shows and that's the main reason he doesn't tour as much as he used to at...

Mellencamp Is No Politician

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP is resisting efforts to turn his attentions to politics - because he's convinced he'd make a lousy governor. The JACK + DIANE singer is often petitioned by fans in his native Indiana...

Mellencamp Sold Song To Promote New Album

JOHN MELLENCAMP sold the song OUR COUNTRY from his new album to US carmaker Chevy because his record company wouldn't put enough money behind marketing his music. The controversial track is being used in a...

Pretty Ricky Beat The Shins To The Top Of The Us Charts

Hip-hop boy band PRETTY RICKY has ended the DREAMGIRLS soundtrack's reign at the top of the US album charts after debuting LATE NIGHT SPECIAL at number one. The group's new album beat WINCING THE NIGHT...

Mellencamp Offers Mercy To Meth-addicted Killers In New Song

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP is asking fans to be sympathetic to killers hooked on methamphetamine after penning a new song about the real-life murder of a little girl. The JACK + DIANE hitmaker was inspired to...

Mellencamp Defends Chevrolet Commercial

Veteran rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP has defended his decision to allow his song OUR COUNTRY be used on an advert for motoring giant Chevrolet. Despite critics claims the decision is against the 55-year-old's environmentally conscious liberal...

Quayle Walks Out On Mellencamp After Concert Protest

Former US Vice President DAN QUAYLE walked out of a JOHN MELLENCAMP concert in Nevada last week (14JUL06) when the rocker delivered a stinging attack on GEORGE W BUSH's government. Quayle decided to attend the...

Young Announces Farm Aid Concert

NEIL YOUNG slammed US authorities for allowing the American agricultural community's problems to be "swept under the rug" when he told fans this year's Farm Aid concert will be held near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 19th...

Petty Gets Top Billboard Honour

Rocker TOM PETTY is to be honoured with the prestigious Billboard Century Award in December (05), 13 years after he presented GEORGE HARRISON with the first one. The award, Billboard's highest honour for creative...

Punks, Davis And Mellencamp On Hall Of Fame Shortlist

JOHN MELLENCAMP, jazz legend MILES DAVIS and punk icons BLONDIE, the SEX PISTOLS, THE STOOGES and the PATTI SMITH GROUP are among the acts under consideration for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of...

Farm Aid Raises Cash For Hurricane Victims

The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid's president, WILLIE NELSON and fellow founding members NEIL YOUNG and JOHN...

Stars Sign Up For Hurricane Relief Concert

USHER, GREEN DAY, LUDACRIS and ALICIA KEYS are among the stars who have signed up for a Hurricane Katrina relief concert which will span three cities across America. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, ROB THOMAS, LINKIN...

Mellencamp Signs Up His Son As A Roadie

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP is giving his 11-year-old son HUD the chance to earn a small fortune this summer (05) by taking him on tour with him - as his roadie. The JACK + DIANE...

Mellencamp Disgusted With Concert Cash-ins

American singer JOHN MELLENCAMP is so terrified music fans blame artists for escalating concert ticket prices, he's dramatically cut entrance fees to his forthcoming US tour. The folk-rocker has struck a deal to make...

Nelly And Mellencamp Score Cmt Nods

Rapper NELLY and rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP have each picked up a pair of nominations from the COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (CMT) MUSIC AWARDS. UNCLE KRACKER is also on the list of nominees, as are actors...

Young's Message To Farm Aid Fans

NEIL YOUNG is urging music fans to continue supporting family farms in America as the FARM AID festival he helped to launch plans ahead for it's 20th year in 2005. The HEART OF GOLD...

Tv Ad Against Bruce Springsteen Tour

American rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has been slammed for his upcoming concert tour to unseat current PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. MARILYN O'GRADY, a CONSERVATIVE PARTY candidate for the Senate, has launched a television advertising campaign...

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