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By Rashod D. Ollison | July 14, 2005
John Mellencamp / Nissan Pavilion Rock-pop legends John Mellencamp and John Fogerty bring their grainy grooves to Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Drive in Bristow, Va., Tuesday night at 7. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $25-$68. Blues Traveler / Rams Head Live Vibrant, swampy pop band Blues Traveler plays Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tomorrow night at 9:30. Tickets are $27 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit www.ramshead live.
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January 18, 2009
Inaugural Kick-off Concert Where:: The Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. When:: Today. Event begins at 2 p.m.. What:: Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and Mary J. Blige are just a few of the musicians scheduled to perform as part of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration celebration events. The concert will be televised on HBO beginning at 7 p.m. Other performers include Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Usher, Sheryl Crow and many more.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | May 9, 1992
Utterly unsupported by advertising or any publicity mechanism, John Mellencamp's "Falling From Grace" has opened on a single screen at the Harbor Park Theater. Yet those fans who love the young Hoosier's hard-rock sound will certainly be the most disappointed in the film.Though Mellencamp, who also directed, plays a singer, it's not of the rocking variety; he's Bud Parks, a leading country-western star come home to southern Indiana with beautiful young wife Alice (Mariel Hemingway) in tow for his grandpa's birthday and to make some kind of peace with his own rather massively tangled family.
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | February 8, 2007
TELEVISION 1.Super Bowl XLI, CBS 2.Super Bowl Post-Game Show (9:59 to 10:04 p.m.), CBS 3.Super Bowl Post-Game Show (10:04 to 10:26 p.m.), CBS 4.American Idol (Tuesday), Fox 5.American Idol (Wednesday), Fox FILMS 1.The Messengers, Sony 2.Because I Said So, Universal 3.Epic Movie, Fox 4.Night at the Museum, Fox 5.Smokin' Aces, Sony Screen Gems SINGLES 1.Irreplaceable, Beyonce 2.This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race, Fall Out Boy 3.Say It Right, Nelly Furtado 4.It's Not Over, Daughtry 5.I Wanna Love You, Akon featuring Snoop Dogg ALBUMS 1.Late Night Special, Pretty Ricky 2.Wincing the Night Away, The Shins 3.Daughtry, Daughtry 4.2007 Grammy Nominees, Various artists 5.Freedom's Road, John Mellencamp DVDS (SALES)
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January 18, 2009
Inaugural Kick-off Concert Where:: The Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. When:: Today. Event begins at 2 p.m.. What:: Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and Mary J. Blige are just a few of the musicians scheduled to perform as part of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration celebration events. The concert will be televised on HBO beginning at 7 p.m. Other performers include Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Usher, Sheryl Crow and many more.
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | February 8, 2007
TELEVISION 1.Super Bowl XLI, CBS 2.Super Bowl Post-Game Show (9:59 to 10:04 p.m.), CBS 3.Super Bowl Post-Game Show (10:04 to 10:26 p.m.), CBS 4.American Idol (Tuesday), Fox 5.American Idol (Wednesday), Fox FILMS 1.The Messengers, Sony 2.Because I Said So, Universal 3.Epic Movie, Fox 4.Night at the Museum, Fox 5.Smokin' Aces, Sony Screen Gems SINGLES 1.Irreplaceable, Beyonce 2.This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race, Fall Out Boy 3.Say It Right, Nelly Furtado 4.It's Not Over, Daughtry 5.I Wanna Love You, Akon featuring Snoop Dogg ALBUMS 1.Late Night Special, Pretty Ricky 2.Wincing the Night Away, The Shins 3.Daughtry, Daughtry 4.2007 Grammy Nominees, Various artists 5.Freedom's Road, John Mellencamp DVDS (SALES)
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By J.D. Considine | June 5, 1997
The rubric "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" may be good advice elsewhere, but in pop music, change for its own sake is sometimes the best thing an artist could do. John Mellencamp is a case in point. Even though he had established a solid niche for himself with the folksy, Appalachian-influenced sound he introduced with his 1987 album "The Lonesome Jubilee," he gave his music a complete make-over last year with "Mr. Happy Go Lucky," an album that found him working contemporary club rhythms into his heartland sound.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | September 17, 1993
HUMAN WHEELSJohn Mellencamp (Mercury 314 518 088)In many ways, John Mellencamp's "Human Wheels" is a lot like Bob Dylan's "Desire." Both albums are obsessed with issues of justice and criminality, and their songs flirt with violence as eagerly as they seek redemption from it. Moreover, both albums are built around a funky, folk-rock sound that stresses violin and congas as much as guitar and drum kit. But Mellencamp is not Dylan, and that, in the end, is...
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 24, 1994
DANCE NAKEDJohn Mellencamp (Mercury 314 522 428)Although John Mellencamp made a big deal a few albums ago about not wanting to be a "Pop Singer," the truth is that most of his albums in recent years have been too slick for their own good. Not "Dance Naked," though. Blessed with a sound that's lean and feisty, the album boasts the same sort of raw charm that animated Mellencamp's early work. Granted, that stripped-down approach also tends to make the singer's failings more apparent, from the obvious musical debts (Lou Reed, Keith Richards)
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By J.D. Considine | September 12, 1996
Pet Shop BoysBilingual (Atlantic 82915)Considering that it opens with the lyric, "Y una discotecca por acqui?", it's no trick figuring out why the Pet Shop Boys dubbed their latest album "Bilingual." But there's more to the title than such a literal reading would reveal. In addition to playing the word for a pun in "Single" ("I'm single, bilingual" goes the nudge-wink chorus), the Pets also take it as a musical tactic, augmenting their standard synth-based sound with a host of South American sounds.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | June 7, 2006
Pity the conservative rock fan. So many musicians are ganging up on the president. Bruce Springsteen is on tour playing protest songs. The Dixie Chicks just put out a new album with a song - "Not Ready to Make Nice" - that finds them standing firm against President Bush. And Mick Jagger released a song last year that called the president a hypocrite. But to prove that there is still some music out there for conservative rockers, National Review has published a list of the 50 greatest conservative rock songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison | July 14, 2005
John Mellencamp / Nissan Pavilion Rock-pop legends John Mellencamp and John Fogerty bring their grainy grooves to Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Drive in Bristow, Va., Tuesday night at 7. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $25-$68. Blues Traveler / Rams Head Live Vibrant, swampy pop band Blues Traveler plays Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tomorrow night at 9:30. Tickets are $27 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit www.ramshead live.
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By Susan Campbell and Susan Campbell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 2003
Songs on the airwaves ask if we should go to war. First, let's decide: Does it have a good beat, and can we dance to it? In this corner, Darryl Worley and his "Have You Forgotten?" a plea that thinly links the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the need to bomb Iraq. And it is streaking up the country charts with a bullet. And in this corner, John Mellencamp, with his new release, "To Washington," an anti-war song that he admits probably won't get much airplay. Isn't that always the way?
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | June 5, 1997
The rubric "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" may be good advice elsewhere, but in pop music, change for its own sake is sometimes the best thing an artist could do. John Mellencamp is a case in point. Even though he had established a solid niche for himself with the folksy, Appalachian-influenced sound he introduced with his 1987 album "The Lonesome Jubilee," he gave his music a complete make-over last year with "Mr. Happy Go Lucky," an album that found him working contemporary club rhythms into his heartland sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | September 12, 1996
Pet Shop BoysBilingual (Atlantic 82915)Considering that it opens with the lyric, "Y una discotecca por acqui?", it's no trick figuring out why the Pet Shop Boys dubbed their latest album "Bilingual." But there's more to the title than such a literal reading would reveal. In addition to playing the word for a pun in "Single" ("I'm single, bilingual" goes the nudge-wink chorus), the Pets also take it as a musical tactic, augmenting their standard synth-based sound with a host of South American sounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 24, 1994
DANCE NAKEDJohn Mellencamp (Mercury 314 522 428)Although John Mellencamp made a big deal a few albums ago about not wanting to be a "Pop Singer," the truth is that most of his albums in recent years have been too slick for their own good. Not "Dance Naked," though. Blessed with a sound that's lean and feisty, the album boasts the same sort of raw charm that animated Mellencamp's early work. Granted, that stripped-down approach also tends to make the singer's failings more apparent, from the obvious musical debts (Lou Reed, Keith Richards)
FEATURES
By Susan Campbell and Susan Campbell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 2003
Songs on the airwaves ask if we should go to war. First, let's decide: Does it have a good beat, and can we dance to it? In this corner, Darryl Worley and his "Have You Forgotten?" a plea that thinly links the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the need to bomb Iraq. And it is streaking up the country charts with a bullet. And in this corner, John Mellencamp, with his new release, "To Washington," an anti-war song that he admits probably won't get much airplay. Isn't that always the way?
FEATURES
By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | June 7, 2006
Pity the conservative rock fan. So many musicians are ganging up on the president. Bruce Springsteen is on tour playing protest songs. The Dixie Chicks just put out a new album with a song - "Not Ready to Make Nice" - that finds them standing firm against President Bush. And Mick Jagger released a song last year that called the president a hypocrite. But to prove that there is still some music out there for conservative rockers, National Review has published a list of the 50 greatest conservative rock songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | September 17, 1993
HUMAN WHEELSJohn Mellencamp (Mercury 314 518 088)In many ways, John Mellencamp's "Human Wheels" is a lot like Bob Dylan's "Desire." Both albums are obsessed with issues of justice and criminality, and their songs flirt with violence as eagerly as they seek redemption from it. Moreover, both albums are built around a funky, folk-rock sound that stresses violin and congas as much as guitar and drum kit. But Mellencamp is not Dylan, and that, in the end, is...
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | May 9, 1992
Utterly unsupported by advertising or any publicity mechanism, John Mellencamp's "Falling From Grace" has opened on a single screen at the Harbor Park Theater. Yet those fans who love the young Hoosier's hard-rock sound will certainly be the most disappointed in the film.Though Mellencamp, who also directed, plays a singer, it's not of the rocking variety; he's Bud Parks, a leading country-western star come home to southern Indiana with beautiful young wife Alice (Mariel Hemingway) in tow for his grandpa's birthday and to make some kind of peace with his own rather massively tangled family.
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