John Mellencamp visits South Bend for new, but nostalgic, show

Notre Dame & Saint Mary Observer - 02-11


On Thursday, John Mellencamp took the stage in South Bend to promote the release of his 24th studio album, “Other People’s Stuff.” Mellencamp has been writing and performing his own songs for over 40 years, since his first professional album in 1976. Mellencamp took a few years off following disagreements with music executives and a heart attack in 1994, but never stopped creating and, likewise, his fans have never stopped listening. Despite the constant pressures of performing his music, Mellencamp has found the time to paint, raise five children and earn spots in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.