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John Fogerty comfortable recording with sons and being honest in memoir


John Fogerty is heading out on the road later this week for a fall tour, which will once again see him tapping into Creedence Clearwater Revival catalogue. Depending on the date, Fogerty will be playing either the band's 1969's Bayou Country or 1970 Cosmo's Factory album in its entirety during the show. In addition to that, he'll be spotlighting key tracks from his recent star-studded collaborative collection, Wrote A Song For Everyone, which debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Fogerty spoke to The Huffington Post, and explained that re-recording Creedence's "Lodi" with his sons Shane and Tyler Fogerty was a natural and emotional inclusion on the set: "I knew this album was going to be a pretty special thing in my whole career. I've got all these wonderful people and I'm kind of revisiting my catalog, so who knows if it will ever happen again. My boys do have a band and they play and we've kind of grown up playing guitars and singing together. They'd run and get something online -- this is the world we live in -- and they'd say, 'Dad, dad, come upstairs. Do you know how to play this?' and they'd have 'Back In Black' by AC/DC going. 'I want to know how to play that!'"

He went on to say, "It was so intriguing because perhaps I had never actually played that myself. I love the record but I never sat down and actually learned it. Why would I do that? I'm not playing in a bar anymore, so I didn't have to learn the song note for note, but now my kids are having me do it, so we would learn those things together. It became a grand opportunity for me and my boys to make music together on one of my songs. As it turned out with that track, we actually recorded it at Abbey Road, so it's got quite a story to it all by itself."

John Fogerty recently announced that he'll be the latest legendary rocker to write his autobiography. Fogerty told us that the still-untitled memoirs to be published next year by Little, Brown and Co., won't be the type of trashy tell-all that has little, if anything, to do with music: "I've has a remarkable life in music, but as far as a 'reveal,' I don't. . . y'know, if there's any names of people in my life, who have been, y'know, close friends, lovers -- all of that -- that's probably left the way it is -- invisible. It's gonna stay that way. This is not that sort of tawdry, what, supermarket kind of thing. At the point of my life, where I meet (my wife) Julie; that all gets interesting, and I think heartwarming. I mean, that's a great story. Much of that is already visible by the look on my face."

John Fogerty tour dates (subject to change):

October 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
October 11 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 12 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
October 15 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
October 17 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
October 18 - Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
October 19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
October 20 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 22 - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
October 23 - Huntsville, AL - Propst Arena
October 25 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
October 26 - Saint Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 27 - Tampa, FL David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts
October 29 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
October 30 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
November 1 - Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
November 2 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Center
November 3 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
November 5 - California, PA - California University
November 6 - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
November 8 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
November 9 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
November 10 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
November 12, 13, 14 - Beacon, NY - Beacon Theatre

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