By: Catherine Mitchell
'Proud Mary' is rolling back into the music scene as John Fogerty revives his classic tunes with new twists.
With his ninth studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, the former CCR frontman has re-recorded the band's classics with vocals from today’s best. Guest artists include Kid Rock, the Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Jennifer Hudson, and many more.
The album is three years in the making because, as Fogerty explained to Rolling Stone, he wanted to record the songs with each guest artist in person so the artists could shake up the sound.
Engineer Bob Clearmountain told Rolling Stone of the album, “It’s no nostalgia fest. It’s like they’re new songs.”
The album is due out in the near future, but fans did not have to wait to hear from the Rock and Roll icon in the meantime.
Performing “Fortunate Son” with Dave Grohl at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Sound City last week, Fogerty was at the top of his game. LA Weekly reports that the singer joined in with Grohl’s Sound City Players once again last night (January 31st) at the Hollywood Palladium as the supergroup performed for the documentary’s L.A. debut. Fogerty rocked CCR hits such as “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou.”
Other Classic Rock icons that were present included Rick Springfield, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson. The Players are also expected to make an appearance at SXSW next month.
For more on John Fogerty’s upcoming projects visit his official website.