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November 2, 2013 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 17, 1997 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
After decades of acrimony and creative freeze, John Fogerty has finally let some of his demons go. Yes, the voice and creative spirit of Creedence Clearwater Revival still grimaces when he hears one of his classic swamp-rock compositions - say "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son" or "Born on the Bayou" - exploited in a cheesy TV commercial or an old movie soundtrack. "The worst was hearing Creedence Clearwater music touting Shell Oil in a commercial, a month after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actress Kristen Stewart; comic Jimmy Pardo. 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) - Jimmy Fallon; Drew Brees; Gym Class Heroes perform. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Peter Facinelli; Jamie Oliver; Vince Gill performs.
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August 2, 1997 | by David Hinckley, New York Daily News
HARD ROCK LIVE: JOHN FOGERTY. 8 p.m. tomorrow. VH1. Television producers have worked very, very hard over the last 15 years to make the televised rock 'n' roll experience more closely replicate the live rock 'n' roll experience - on the inarguable premise that TV makes the music accessible to more people, at a more reasonable cost, than live concerts. So it's good to report that strides have been made. With better sound technology, more experience in camera angles and so forth, live rock 'n' roll - as distinguished from slick music videos - is more engaging now on television than it used to be. But it's also necessary to report that television still does not match being there, a point underscored by the John Fogerty special premiering at 8 p.m. tomorrow on VH1. (The show repeats Sunday night at 1 a.m., Monday at 8 p.m. and next Saturday at 5 p.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
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.
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November 2, 2007 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 5, 2007 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 15, 2004 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 2, 2013 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
April 24, 2010 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 30, 2009 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 5, 2007 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 15, 2004 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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.
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