He's known for being surly when he has to be, but John Mellencamp can also be a pretty thoughtful and reflective guy -- as he is during a new profanity-laced interview that finds him laughing, "I'm the luckiest guy you will ever talk to."
Following the indictment on charges of felony battery that was announced earlier this week, Speck Mellencamp, the 18-year old son of John Mellencamp, has turned himself in to the Monroe County (Ind.) Sheriff's Department.
If you've seen any of John Mellencamp's recent round of talk-show interviews for his new musical collaboration with writer Stephen King, 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' you probably noticed the rocker was sporting a black eye. In fact, it was kinda hard to miss.
'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' the Southern gothic musical with lyrics by Stephen King and music by John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett, will embark on a 20-city American tour beginning in October.
It may not get as much attention as his high-profile day job as an NBC sports analyst, but for the last several decades, Bob Costas has supported a children's medical center in St. Louis -- in fact, his annual benefit for the hospital is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
For a guy whose longtime nickname is 'Little Bastard,' John Mellencamp sure can be a softie when it comes to the right cause -- or if he's approached by famous pals like, say, actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and University of Texas football coach Mack Brown.
An unlikelier musical collaboration could only be imagined by the author himself. John Mellencamp and Stephen King (with help from T Bone Burnett) have come together to write and record a soundtrack for a near-finished musical called 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.' The star-studded album will b…