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May232013

John Fogerty Discusses New Album, Plays Creedence Medley During Appearance on "The View"

ABC/Heidi GutmanJohn Fogerty paid a visit to ABC's The View on Thursday morning as part of a busy week he's scheduled to promote his soon-to-be-released album, Wrote a Song for Everyone.  The record, which hits stores this Tuesday, features the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman playing many of his classic compositions alongside an assortment of music stars from various genres.

Asked how the concept for Wrote a Song for Everyone came about, Fogerty revealed, "This whole album was an idea my wife had.  She said, 'Why don't you get a bunch of the people you love and go sing your songs.'  To me that sounded like Christmas, you know?  A good time.  So, that's what we did."

Guest host Jillian Michaels then pointed out that John had recently said the new record is the album of which he's most proud, and asked him why he feels that way.

"I just think the music is really cool," he explained.  "It's just really vibrant and played well, and the arrangements came out good.  And, of course, all these wonderful artists: It was such a joy to be with them."

He added that the stars he collaborated with on the album "are people I'm fans of…I buy their records."

Not surprisingly, Fogerty also treated The View audience to a couple of performances.  He played a CCR medley featuring segments of "Lodi," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary," plus a rendition of a new tune that's included on Wrote a Song for Everyone titled "Mystic Highway."

As previously reported, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Jennifer Hudson, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban are among the artists who contributed to Wrote a Song for Everyone.

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