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John Mellencamp

John 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 which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States. In addition, he holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number-one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with seven, and has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning one. His latest album, No Better Than This, was released on August 17, 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. 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 27 years, and as of 2012 the organization has raised over $40 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008 by Billy Joel. His biggest musical influences are Bob Dylan,

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John Mellencamp's Sons -- Victim's Pulverized Face [PHOTOS]

Mellencamp's Sons
Victim's Pulverized Face

This is what John Mellencamp's two teenage sons allegedly did to a 19-year-old Indiana college student last month.As we reported, the boys -- 18-year-old Speck and 19-year-old Hud -- have been… READ MORE >

John Mellencamp -- Teenage Sons Charged for Brutal Porch Attack

John Mellencamp
Teenage Sons Charged for Brutal Porch Attack

John Mellencamp's 2 teenage sons have been charged with felony battery in Bloomington, Indiana after allegedly beating the crap out of a 19-year-old man who was sitting on his own front porch.… READ MORE >

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Meg & Mellencamp Together in Manhattan

Meg & Mellencamp Together in Manhattan

Wearing matching sunglasses, alleged couple Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp (Megencamp?) were spotted out in NYC today.There's no question they are together ... in this picture. READ MORE >

- 1356 days ago
Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp -- Couples Marketing

Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp -- Couples Marketing

One week after John Mellencamp publicly split from his wife -- the rock legend and maybe-GF Meg Ryan hit a local market in NYC yesterday  ... for a his-and-hers grocery run.The couple has… READ MORE >

- 1357 days ago
John Mellencamp and Wife End Marriage

John Mellencamp and Wife End Marriage

John Mellencamp is ending his marriage of 20 years.John and his wife, Elaine Mellencamp, a model, have split, although his rep isn't saying if they've filed divorce papers yet.The couple says they… READ MORE >

- 1361 days ago

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