John Mellencamp on his paintings: 'They're like my songs – grotesquely beautiful'
the Guardian -

The singer is unveiling over 25 new artworks, reflecting on the political climate of the past and present, injustice and oppression

In 2008, the Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, was blasting John Mellencamp songs at his rallies, until the musician asked him to stop.

Mellencamp is a Democrat. “We said, ‘You understand what side of the political landscape Mellencamp is part of, please know his music is for everybody,’” said Mellencamp over the phone from his Indiana home. “But we...

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