| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:53 AM
When a concert stage crashed at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and killed six people August 13, it was the second fatal incident and the third public safety incident at the fairgrounds in less than a year.
Last December, a Christmas rap party ended in...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:30 AM
There are loads of famous musicians who have painted on the side. Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan. The list keeps going. David Bowie, Iggy Pop, John Mellencamp, David Byrne. The connection between visual art and musical talent is...
| May 31, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Conflicting reports surfaced about John Mellencamp's relationship with actress Meg Ryan Tuesday.
AllVoices reports the couple is engaged and will marry in July. They cite an unnamed family friend saying the kids were shocked by how quickly their dad...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Mitt Romney's campaign can now point to something it has in common with Ronald Reagan's -- a musical act is asking it to stop using its music at campaign stops.
The rock band Silversun Pickups this week served Romney's campaign with a cease-and-desist...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Gene Vincent, the influential early rocker born in Norfolk, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. His band, The Blue Caps, were unfortunately overlooked by the Rock Hall -- until now.
Vincent's musical co-conspirators will be inducted...
| Mar 9, 2009
| 6:26 PM
Jimmy Boyd, a singer best known for recording the Christmas novelty hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in 1952 when he was 13, died Saturday. He was 70.
Boyd, who also was a child actor, died of cancer at a Santa Monica convalescent...
| Mar 13, 2009
Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63.
Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
| Dec 13, 2007
The Material Girl is about to become a Hall of Famer. The ever-evolving Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five.
A panel of 600 industry...
| May 28, 2008
It must be said: Theater is doing a heckuva better job than Hollywood at creating meaningful dramas about the Iraq war. Maybe it's because the under-the-radar nature of theater companies lets them take risks and make bold statements. Or maybe it's because...
| Aug 20, 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era.
"Bob was nervous,"...
| Jun 27, 2007
Raleigh, N.C. — IT doesn't surprise me that, after 14 years of stalking the American pickup market, Toyota has finally unleashed full-size pickup hell with its monstrous Toyota Tundra, a truck that goes nose to nose with big-ugly domestics Ford F-...
| Oct 14, 2008
JOHN MELLENCAMP captured something about himself three decades ago when he penned the words, "I need a lover that won't drive me crazy." Someone who knows the meaning of "hey hit the highway."
These days, he could say the same for most of America's...