John Fogerty Visits the Howard Stern SiriusXM Radio Show

Former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival and now solo artist John Fogerty visited the Howard Stern SiriusXM radio show to talk about his new book, Fortunate Son, perform and much more.

Fogerty and his former band Creedence Clearwater Revival created timeless hits like "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son" and "Have You Ever Seen The Rain." Fogerty has named his memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music and sat down to discuss the piece with Stern.

In the opening of the interview Fogerty told Stern that he liked the younger generation's music and mentioned Ed Sheeran by saying "he writes good stuff." Stern commented that the "Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music" memoir was pretty dark but Fogerty gave a spoiler by saying that it does have a happy ending to it and that's all that mattered.

According to Stern and Robin Quivers, the memoir has a lot of stories of people who have been ripped off in the music business, which is why Stern said the book is a necessary read for anyone trying to enter the music business.

"John said he was like 3 and a half and his mom brought him home from school and gave him a record. He said it was a little kid record," according to MarksFriggin's rundown of the show.

"He listened to that and he liked it. John said he already liked music though.

He said he'd bounce around to anything they'd let him hear. Howard said John learned that he could write his own songs when he heard Steven Foster songs."

Fogerty told the Stern Show crew that his influences were Elvis, the Crickets and Buddy Holly before breaking into a discussion of the Creedence Clearwater Revival contract with Fantasy Records.

Stern reported that the band had owed the record company 180 songs over the space of seven years, which even today seems like an incredibly taxing feat.

Recently, Rolling Stone relived Fogerty's decision to play Creedence Clearwater Revival hits with Bruce Springsteen and Robbie Robertson instead of his former bandmates, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, which was also discussed in the Stern interview.

"Howard said that John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and didn't perform with the band," according to MF.

"John said they had an agreement that if anything went on with their music they had to have a unanimous agreement in the band.

He said that they wouldn't let any of their songs get stuck in any collaboration thing. He said that he was trying to work things out."

"He said he heard this thing that Shell oil was doing and he heard one of their songs playing.

He said that they found out that the guys have sold their vote to Saul's aunt. He said he went ''What?'' and it turns out they did that without informing him."

Fogerty was a featured performer at Howard Stern's 2014 Birthday Bash and received a standing ovation after performing "Fortunate Son." Stern fans were raving about the interview and the performance that John Fogerty did on the Stern Show.

His early life, career and mishaps were completely out in the open for fans to hear and judging from the reactions, they quite enjoyed it.

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