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Mellencamp's sons turn themselves in to police after fight

Mellencamp's sons turn themselves in to police after fight

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Rocker John Mellencamp's 19-year-old son, Hud, turned himself into Indiana authorities Monday after he was accused of felony battery, officials said.
2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have been sold out, organizers announced.

Former Groupon boss Andrew Mason releases album

CHICAGO, July 2 (UPI) -- Ex-Groupon Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mason says his album of business-themed pop songs released Tuesday is meant to pass along a little workplace wisdom.
Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves and Toad the Wet Sprocket are among the acts booked to perform at Farm Aid 2013 in upstate New York, organizers said.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

HERSHEY, Pa., July 9 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are to headline the 2012 Farm Aid concert in Hershey, Pa., organizers said Monday.
Mellencamp to be Hall of Fame presenter

Mellencamp to be Hall of Fame presenter

CLEVELAND, March 20 (UPI) -- Chuck D, John Mellencamp, Stevie Van Zandt and Chris Rock are to be presenters at next month's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.

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John and Elaine Mellencamp divorced

John and Elaine Mellencamp divorced

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The divorce of recording artist John Mellencamp and fashion model Elaine Irwin has been finalized, court documents filed in Indiana show.
Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Recording artist John Mellencamp, who recently separated from his wife of 18 years, is dating Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, sources told People.com.
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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 acoustic 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 26 years, and as of 2011 the organization has raised over $39 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. The 2011 Farm Aid concert took place on August 13 at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

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, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly and The Rolling Stones.

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