Best New Music: John Mellencamp Returns with ‘Sad Clowns and Hillbillies’ – Stream His New LP

Best New Music: John Mellencamp Returns with ‘Sad Clowns and Hillbillies’ – Stream His New LP

Esteemed singer/songwriter John Mellencamp has led a very versatile career, and it shows on his new record, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which was released today. A country-tinged affair that finds Mellencamp teaming up with the likes of Martina McBride (“Grandview”) and Carlene Cash (several songs on the album), Sad Clowns is a strong listen from […]

New from John Mellencamp: Stream the Single ‘Grandview,’ Featuring Martina McBride

New from John Mellencamp: Stream the Single ‘Grandview,’ Featuring Martina McBride

John Mellencamp recently announced plans for a new album and tour in 2017, both of which will be called Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. “Grandview,” a song off the album in which Mellencamp and country star Martina McBride trade off vocal duties, can be streamed below via Spotify: The album, which features Mellencamp alongside Carlene Carter (daughter […]

Top 11 Pain Songs

Top 11 Pain Songs

Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. ­– Fuzzy Zoeller   11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when I’m in pain and turmoil,” Sting once explained in Rolling Stone.  The singer and bassist of the Police wrote “King of Pain,” which appeared on 1983’s […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Farm Aid 30th Anniversary Concert Set for September 29 in Chicago

Farm Aid 30th Anniversary Concert Set for September 29 in Chicago

On September 19, the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid will take place FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago. In addition to performances from Farm Aid board members Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, this year’s event will feature performances from the following acts: Imagine Dragons Jack Johnson Kacey Musgraves Mavis […]

Top 11 Handclap Songs

Top 11 Handclap Songs

Handclapping has long been a staple of rock music, but its lineage traces back to the days of slavery. Drums were often outlawed as a means of communication, so handclapping accompanied spirituals sung in slave quarters. After slavery was abolished, gospel music featured handclapping, foot-stomping and shouts. Gospel’s descendants were the blues and R&B; as […]

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