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John Mellencamp Irked By Jack & Diane Film

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 10:00

The songwriter says that he has nothing to do with the new film

Mellencamp has hit out at the makers of US indie film Jack And Diane, which stars Juno Temple and Kylie Minogue, for using a name which has clearly been inspired by his 1982 hit single.

In a statement he says "You don’t hear my song in the film and I played no part in suggesting or offering this title. It’s most apparent that the lead characters were named with the hope that the familiar title might resonate in some people’s minds. I guess that’s OK to do, strictly from a legal perspective, but riding on someone else’s coattails and having a moral compass is left up to each individual.”

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