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Farm Aid To Play Hershey, PA September 22

Farm Aid’s principals — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — have announced this year’s Farm Aid concert. The show will take place at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on September 22


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Happy 4th of July: 8 Classic Songs About America

As we prepare for the 4th of July, let’s go beyond “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “America the Beautiful” to examine a few classic tracks that celebrate and capture the essence of our complicated nation.


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“Authority Always Wins”: John Mellencamp Covered On “True Blood”

Last night, HBO’s vampire series True Blood continued its long tradition of using song titles and lyrics in the titles of episodes. “Authority Always Wins” was named after a line in John Mellencamp’s classic “Authority Song.” (Bill and Eric, two of the show’s main characters, were interrogated by the “Vampire Authority” in the episode, which introduced actor Christopher Meloni’s character, Roman Zimojic.)


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John Mellencamp To Receive John Steinbeck Award, Release Documentary

Legendary singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is about to join Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Joan Baez as a select group of musicians to receive The John Steinbeck Award from The Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.


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Faces, Chili Peppers, Guns N Roses Lead Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall, was packed with moving speeches and memorable performances. The show, however, was influenced as much by artists who were […]


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Did You Know: “Jack & Diane” By John Mellencamp

On ‘Tickets @ 2’ listen for “Jack And Diane” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm]. John dumped the moniker “Cougar” in fact he hated it and only used it for a short time at the advice of […]


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Did You Know: “Jack & Diane” By John Mellencamp

Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “Jack & Diane” by John (don’t call me Cougar) Mellencamp. The hit spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, it was Mellencamp’s biggest […]


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Did You Know: “Jack And Diane” By John Mellencamp

Today it’s some working class reflecting from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm] on ‘Tickets @ 2.’ A little ditty about “Jack And Diane” two American kids growing up in the heartland. The song is about a high […]


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Did You Know: “Small Town” By John Mellencamp

This week it’s tickets on ‘Tickets @ 2′ to see the Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring an American In Paris this Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, plus dinner for two at Panera Bread. Our ’Tickets @2’ song […]


Did You Know: John Mellencamp’s “Jack & Diane”

On ‘Tickets @ 2’ this afternoon be listening for “Jack & Diane” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm], a # 1 hit in 1982. A song about a high school couple falling in love, the inspiration was […]