November 2, 2013 |
On his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, John Fogerty revisits 10 of his Creedence Clearwater Revival classics and a few solo selections with a passel of guests. While Bob Seger, Allen Toussaint, and maybe Alan Jackson qualify as fellow elder statesmen, most of the artists, from Brad Paisley to Kid Rock to Miranda Lambert, are at least a generation younger. The choices had nothing to do with trying to broaden his audience, Fogerty says from a tour stop in Atlanta. "They just happen to be people I really like," said the 68-year-old singer-guitarist, who, as a young man himself in Northern California, created his own swamp-rock universe and one of the great canons in rock.
November 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Add one of rock-and-roll's most admired, most uncompromising stars to the list of memoir writers: John Fogerty. The former front man for Creedence Clearwater Revival has a deal with Little, Brown and Co., the publisher announced Monday. The book is scheduled for 2014 and is untitled. Fogerty, 67, is known for writing and singing such classics as "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising" and for his clashes with band members and record executives. "I want to tell the story of how I fought - hard - to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces," Fogerty said in a statement issued through Little, Brown and Co., which in 2010 published Keith Richards' million-selling Life . Creedence is widely regarded as one of the great American rock bands, defying the trend of long jams in the late 1960s and early '70s and turning out an amazing run of tight top-10 singles.
January 26, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Cuba Gooding Jr.; Jon Heder; They Might Be Giants performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - TV host Regis Philbin; John Fogerty performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Jim Parsons; Meghan McCain; Tom Morello and Ben Harper. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Andre Agassi; J.B. Smoove; Seal performs.
April 24, 2010 |
Where is everybody? "Put me in, Coach, I'm ready to play today," John Fogerty once sang. The Tampa Bay Rays, off to great start with nobody in Florida watching, have taken the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at his word - and thrown in fellow Famers ZZ Top, too (we hear Billy Gibbons has a mean circle change). The Rays started a nine-game homestand featuring the Blue Jays, A's and Royals at Tropicana Field on Friday, which is not drawing well. The club tells Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times that tickets remain available in all price categories.
November 30, 2009 |
Midway through his show Saturday night at the Tower Theater, John Fogerty strummed through Rick Nelson's "Garden Party. " The 1972 hit, featured on Fogerty's new country-leaning collection of covers, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, is about an artist who learns his fans want to hear only the old hits. "If memories were all I sang," he concludes, "I'd rather drive a truck. " Well, the 64-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sang a lot of memories during his two-hour performance.
November 5, 2007 |
What was this? John Fogerty began his show at the Tower Theater on Saturday night with an uncharacteristic bit of showmanship. As the curtain opened on a video screen showing a field of grain, Fogerty rose on a lift into the frame, his silhouette mimicking the pose on the cover of his new album, Revival. Then he plucked his guitar and sang the album's most soothing song, the hymnlike "River Is Waiting. " As it turned out, that was just a prelude to the fireworks. As soon as the iconic rocker came down from his perch, he and his five-piece band tore into "Good Golly Miss Molly," the first salvo in two hours of music that found the former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival in the finest form of his solo career.
November 2, 2007 |
The title of John Fogerty's new album is Revival, but to hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tell it, that does not refer to the immortal Creedence Clearwater Revival. Even if the music often does. "I'm just in a real good place personally, which is where the title Revival came from," the former Creedence front man says over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. "My wife, after listening to the music, said, 'You're having a revival.' She meant personally. . . . She was so happy that everything sounded so good.
November 15, 2004 |
John Fogerty is a big baseball fan, and on Saturday night at the Tower Theater he began his concert with what you could call, in a nod to the 1927 Yankees, a Murderers' Row of songs: "Travelin' Band," "Susie Q," "Green River," and "Who'll Stop the Rain?" Those tunes, of course, date back to the glory days of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Fogerty-led band created one of the greatest and most enduring bodies of work in rock-and-roll, eschewing the psychedelic and flower-power indulgences of the '60s for tough, concise music conscious of roots and social class.
November 12, 2004 |
It's no secret where John Fogerty's allegiances lay during the presidential campaign. Creedence Clearwater Revival joined the Vote for Change tour, and last week, he commiserated with his friend Bruce Springsteen the day after the election. "I said to Bruce, I'm beyond disappointed," he said. "I think I'm numb. " But Fogerty maintained that "Deja Vu (All Over Again)," the title cut from his new album, which evokes his Creedence hit "Who'll Stop the Rain?" and draws parallels between the Iraq and Vietnam wars, is not a "political" song.