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John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum
John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum

It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era. "Bob was nervous," Mellencamp said during a question-answer-performance session Tuesday at the Grammy Museum, which coordinated the White House event. When a few of the 200 members of the museum audience chuckled at the comment, Mellencamp added, "No, he was really nervous." Mellencamp? Not so much. The event was Dylan's first time singing at the White House, but Mellencamp had performed there during the Clinton administration. Also,...

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