John Fogerty is celebrating his 68th birthday today (May 28th) with his latest album, Wrote A Song For Everyone, and a special one-off gig tonight at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre. The show, which starts at 8:30 PM PST, will be filmed and broadcast live on AXS TV. Wrote A Song For Everyone, which has been several years in the making, features high profile collaborations on Fogerty’s classic songs — including many of his Creedence Clearwater Revival standards. Highlights on the set include Bob Seger on “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters, “Lodi” with Fogerty’s sons Shane and Tyler — along with “Born On The Bayou” with Kid Rock.
Other contributors include My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello, Jennifer Hudson, and Allen Toussaint.
- John Fogerty told us that revisiting his classic songs in a new manner, with new players, gave his work a new lease on life: [“It allowed me to feel like it’s a brand new song. It’s fresh to me, it’s brand new. Way back when I did a live album of all my old songs, it was called Premonition; y’know, that was fun to do and all that, but I’m kinda doin’ my catalogue. Y’know, they’ve been part of me, like a shirt, forever. And there’s a certain feeling. . . I don’t mean to say that’s boring, it’s just familiar. Whereas, having to go into something that was not familiar, and then getting that (claps) big kick — it’s a new thing. Y’know, just a brand new energy, or emotion connected to it.”]