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John Fogerty Discusses Sound City Players Experience
By: Gary Graff
3/20/2013


John Fogerty
will be busy this year thanks to his new duets album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone," on which he sings some of his Creedence Clearwater Revival favorites with a variety of rock and country all-stars.

But Fogerty spent the early part of the year with the Sound City Players, the ad hoc all-star group put together to promote Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary and companion album. The group -- which also includes Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and others -- played what it said would be its final show at last week's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas, and Fogerty tells us that it's an experience he'll remember fondly:

"It's fun to let loose and really just not worry about anything, play with all the joy that's in us to do...They're having a great time doing this and it's such a little unusual souffle of stuff, all these different artists and all that...I get to be, like, emotionally in charge for a little while, but I'm certainly not the boss. So, I mean, if I go left or go right, what the heck -- somebody'll rein me in, and that'll be that."

Grohl and the Foo Fighters joined Fogerty for "Fortunate Son," the opening track of "Wrote a Song For Everyone," which comes out May 28. The album also features performances by Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band and others.

Fogerty is also planning to write an autobiography this year and is currently looking for a writer to help him with the project.

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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