Dad Rock: Where have you gone, John Cougar?

May 1, 2015 7:52 PM

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It might seem a bit distant now, but John Mellencamp was one of the most popular artists of the 1980s, racking up five top-10 albums and 17 top-40 singles in that decade alone.

At 63 years old, Mellencamp may now be experiencing a little of his philosophy that "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone." The folksy music he plays today is heavy and somber, pretty far from the spirited rock of Hurts So Good and Crumblin' Down that propelled John "Cougar" to star...

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