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John Mellencamp’s independent spirit carries him to the Rock Hall

“I really think John is great at giving 100 percent. What I learned about rock and roll had all to do with attitude and intention and believing in whatever you’re doing. And never giving up.”

So says Lisa Germano, the indie singer-songwriter whose first high-profile gig was playing fiddle with John Mellencamp during his influential period as an Americana music pioneer in the late 1980s. Germano’s comments on her former boss emphasize why his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an achievement.