John Fogerty recently revealed that a reunion with Creedence Clearwater Revival is “possible” in an interview with Rolling Stone. The singer/guitarist says he has shed his ill feelings for bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford since the bitter break up in October 1972, which resulted in Fogerty refusing to play any CCR material during his live shows for 25 years.
“I haven’t really had time to sit around and wonder and ponder the past,” Fogerty said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “If you feel good and you get busy, especially if you’re in love, your heart heals. You’re not carrying a bunch of baggage.”
Does this mean that if one of his old band mates gave him a call to play he’d be into the idea? He says that he would at least sit down and listen if someone asked, now that his anger has subsided over the course of the years, in an interview with the Calgary Herald.
The tension between Fogerty, Cook and Clifford tightened over the years after the 1972 split, becoming so strained that Fogerty refused to join the two for CCR’s introduction into the Hall of Fame in 1993 and a brief injunction against them for playing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Until 1990, Fogerty refused to play any CCR songs during his live shows. Since then, Fogerty has been mixing the old material into his set lists, and this fall he is planning to take it one step further and perform the entire LP’s Cosmo Factory and Green River during New York’s Beacon Theater show and at Atlantic City’s Caesar Palace in November.
Fogerty is also working on a new album, though he remains tight-lipped about the details.
“I’m not really talking about it yet, but the next album is going to be very special,” he said in Rolling Stone. “There will be other artists on there with me on it. I’m going to record with some of my very favorite artists. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”