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John Fogerty Condemns Former Bandmates’ Use of Similar CCR Name

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John Fogerty is not a fan of his former Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford touring under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Fogerty says it breaks a longstanding band agreement and “confuses the fans.”

“I would prefer that that didn’t happen,” Fogerty tells the Canadian Press. “We had an agreement among ourselves way back in the day that we would never do such a thing, and having seen the result of these guys doing this now I still have the same opinion. I think it really confuses the fans.”

Fogerty adds that although it bothers him, he doesn’t lose sleep over the issue. “Using the name is sort of a sacrilege to what we believed when we were young guys in a band together — but you know, I don’t sit around and worry about it too much,” he explains.

Meanwhile, Fogerty reveals that he’s working on a follow-up to his 2009 album, ‘Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again,’ which featured guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and Eagles members Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmidt.

Fogerty says his upcoming album will also include some noteworthy guest musicians, but he won’t reveal who they are yet. “I hope to have a lot of really high-caliber players and we should have lot of fun with the material, but I really can’t say much more about it right now.”

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