Singer Songwriter John Fogerty Reveals Battle With Debilitating Writer's Block in New Memoir
Posted on November 21, 2012Little, Brown and Company announced today that it will publish the memoir of legendary rock and roll songwriter and singer John Fogerty. The talented singer/songwriter/guitarist has promised to reveal all in the book which will be released in 2014. Fogerty is best known for his time as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival which produced hit after hit in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Forgerty wrote such classic songs as "Proud Mary," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," "Bad Moon Rising," "Down on the Corner," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Fortunate Son," "Up Around the Bend," and "Run Through the Jungle."
Fogerty's memoir will reveal how he dealt with the pressures of sudden fame, his contentious relationships with his brother Tom and his bandmates and the battle with his record label that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Fogerty says, "I want to tell the story of how I fought -- hard -- to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces." He also talks about meeting his wife Julie, and having a family.
Fogerty will give insights into his upcoming album Wrote a Song for Everyone which will drop in 2013. He is collaborating with the Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, and Dawes. Fogerty explains, "The kid from El Cerrito wanted to be the best musician in the world -- my promise to myself. I accomplished that goal against all odds, only to have it fall apart on top of me. The songs and the music stopped; you didn't hear from John Fogerty for years. All of this took its toll on me. I couldn't write a song, sing a song. And it was so hard on me, all of the lawsuits and betrayals. I was personally fading away. My story will share the ups and downs and how it all affected me. The road back was a bumpy one, and I knew that it would take years to come out of it, but I did. Happily, I did, with my dear wife, Julie, by my side."
Fogerty's battle with debilitating writer's block has now ended. He says, "I have come to a place where I can look back and reflect on those stories and share what really happened. I am the guy who lived it, and you will hear me tell the story for the first time." This sounds like a very interesting memoir that is a must-read for songwriters and fans of rock and roll.