By: Mike Bober
Classic Rock fans may finally get some answers and closure regarding the life and career of John Fogerty.
The long-awaited and highly anticipated memoir from Fogerty has been officially announced after weeks of rumors,
Fogerty was an essential part of one of the most influential American rock bands ever, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
According to the official press release, some of the topics of the book will include his inspirations, the pressure he felt with sudden fame and his turbulent relationships with his bandmates, including his brother, Tom Fogerty. It will also detail his battle for creative freedom from his record label, which was an argument that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court.
After what was such a short run at the top, Fogerty had lost what made him so influential and loved; his abilities as a songwriter and singer.
“The songs and the music stopped; you didn’t hear from John Fogerty for years. All of this took its toll on me. I couldn’t write a song, sing a song. And it was so hard on me, all of the lawsuits and betrayals. I was personally fading away,” explains the rock icon.
However, our patience to find out what truly happened with CCR and Fogerty has paid off.
"I have come to a place where I can look back and reflect on those stories and share what really happened. I am the guy who lived it, and you will hear me tell the story for the first time.”
In addition to his memoir, Fogerty’s upcoming album of CCR covers, Wrote a Song for Everyone, is due out in 2013.
For the official press release, head to John Fogerty’s official website.