Rocker John Mellencamp likens Internet to A-bomb
18th August 2010 - By Dean Goodman c/o since the atomic bomb although new technology could paradoxically delay the inevitable demise of rock 'n' roll. But before then some smart people the China-Russians or something" may have already conquered America by hacking into the power grid and financial system he warned during a public seminar at the Grammy Museum. Mellencamp 58 has established a reputation during his career as a bit of a loose cannon disdainful of music industry niceties. He still lives in his home state of Indiana saying he never fit in elsewhere. Famed for such hit songs as "Hurts So Good " "Jack and Diane" and "Small Town " he is also a political activist who campaigned for President Barack Obama. He has also helped Live Aid organizer Willie Nelson put on the annual Farm Aid charity concerts for small farmers. His comments on the Internet coincided with the release -- in stores and at digital retailers -- of his new album "No Better Than This." While he said the Internet was useful on a personal level for communication he worried about its destructive potential. "