The original members of The Outfield have been recording a new album in London that will be released in Spring of 2011. In addition, Sony will release The Very Best of The Outfield which includes 14 re-mastered greatest hits and classic tracks on January 25, 2011. The compilation will also feature the band's new single 'California Sun'.
John Mellencamp was never comfortable with the fact that he had changed his name to the stage name ´Johnny Cougar´. However, his success made it difficult to change back, so in the 80s he became the hybrid John Cougar Mellencamp.