john mellencamp

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

John Mellencamp: American Son

"Hello, Liza. This is John Mellencamp. What do you want to talk about?" It’s a cold, cloudy East Coast afternoon, and, for so many reasons,…
Liza Lentini / November 26, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

Willie Nelson-Curated At Home With Farm Aid to Feature Neil Young, Dave Matthews and More

This year's edition of Farm Aid is a long way away, but that didn't stop Willie Nelson from gathering his pals and family to get…
Daniel Kohn / April 8, 2020

Tom Waits: Our 1985 Interview, Tom Waits for No Man

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Tom Waits has a voice that could guide ships through dense fog.
Glenn O'Brien / July 13, 2019

Watch John Mellencamp Take a Knee During Political Colbert Performance

It might surprise casual listeners that perennial frat-bar favorite John Mellencamp is a longtime supporter of liberal politics: He's lent campaign tunes to Hillary Clinton and…
Andy Cush / February 2, 2018

John Mellencamp Says He Left Columbia Because of Extremely Racist Label President

In 2003, John Mellencamp released Trouble No More, an album of covers of classic and contemporary folk and blues songs, to middling reviews. According to an interview…
Andy Cush / March 1, 2017

Watch Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp Sing ‘Night Life’ on ‘Colbert’

Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp visited the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform Nelson's 1960 track "Night Life." The appearance came just…
Rachel Brodsky / September 17, 2015

SNEAK PEEK: 10 Rock Musicals to Watch Out For

Green Day's Broadway version of American Idiot, which closes this week, has pleased audiences and grossed more than $38 million, so it's no wonder that…
Dan Jackson / April 21, 2011

Bob Dylan Plans Ballpark Tour

In this crippled economic climate, baseball teams are having trouble filling seats this season -- but maybe rock'n'roll can save the day: Bob Dylan will…
Peter Gaston / April 24, 2009