Meandering lyrics, drug-induced hazes, the pressure to play “pop star” — just a few things that can saddle a great band after a hit album.
John Mellencamp has always told stories about the heartland. But one song in particular captures a larger picture of America – then and now.
He was there for some of the wilder tour moments of Aerosmith, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, and other rock legends. A new book serves up the dish.