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John Mellencamp Performed On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (Watch Now)

The music industry veteran performed on Thursday’s “Late Show.”

John Mellencamp | Kowalchyk/CBS

Update: Returning to the program for the first time since 2015, John Mellencamp took the stage on Thursday’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Mellencamp peformed “Easy Target” in the closing segment of Thursday’s broadcast.

The performance concluded an episode that also featured Michael Shannon and Meghan McCain.

A video of the performance and photos from the taping follow:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest John Mellencamp during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest John Mellencamp during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest John Mellencamp during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Meghan McCain during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Meghan McCain during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Michael Shannon during Thursday’s February 1, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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In 2015, music industry veteran John Mellencamp performed alongside Willie Nelson on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

This week, he returns to the program — and takes the stage on his own.

Mellencamp is the headline musical guest on Thursday night’s edition of the CBS late-night talk show.

Mellencamp’s performance follows host Stephen Colbert’s interviews with Michael Shannon and Meghan McCain.

Taped earlier in the day, the episode airs at 11:35PM ET/PT on CBS.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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