Those of you out there who couldn’t tune into last week’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony missed one hell of a show, including Randy Newman joined by Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty for a rendition of his hit “I Love L.A.”
John Fogerty in particular has been big on performing with several different artists in the past few months, although the Creedence Clearwater Revival mastermind has been leading and touring his own band for decades.
His upcoming album, Wrote A Song For Everyone, for example will feature the prolific songwriter re-imagining some of his biggest hits, collaborating with a slew of artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to Jennifer Hudson.
More recently, Fogerty has been featured in a handful of shows as part of Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players while the Foo Fighters frontman returned the favor with a cameo on Fogerty’s album.
Fogerty then reunited with Grohl and fellow Foo Fighter bandmate Taylor Hawkins during the Rock Hall’s finale, where the super group covered the incomparable “Crossroads.”
Radio.com spoke to Fogerty before he performed with Newman at the induction ceremony, and talked about playing with Grohl and the Foos.
“It was just a joy to plug into their energy,” he said, noting that it was also fun to be along for the ride, and not necessarily the one calling the shots, as is the case on his own tours. “Not having to be responsible for every note, and everything that’s going on at the show, and let go of that, and just be part of the energy of the shows [was great].”
Fogerty will continue revisiting his past on his upcoming tour, which has yet to be announced. He says he will be performing full albums by his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, during the shows, as he’s done previously.
“That’s the plan,” he said. “It’s far enough away that we really haven’t decided which [albums]. We did a tour ofCanadalast fall [of the full-album performances] that went really well. It was fun to get into all those songs. The more you tell stories about it, the more things you remember.”
Wrote A Song For Everyone comes out May 28. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony airs on HBO May 18 at9 p.m.