John Fogerty Explains How Foo Fighters Collaboration Came About

05/28/2013
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John Fogerty was interviewed by Classic Rock Revisited about his new album, Wrote A Song For Everyone, which hits stores today. During the chat Fogerty explained how he teamed up with the Foo Fighters to record the new version of "Fortunate Son."

Here is what he had to say, "I've known Dave Grohl for a few years, probably around '05, or something like that. We used to see each other at all of these events like the Grammy's, or some kind of gala, and we would always say 'hi' to each other. I've always liked his presence. A couple of times we have actually run into each other at the hot dog stand, or whatever. He is a really good guy.

"It was another idea of my wife's back then. She said, 'Why don't you and Dave get together and write a song.' He was up for the idea and he came over to my house. We kicked some things around, but it really didn't do much. I felt like he wasn't on fire that day, but I liked him. I remember hanging out with him and thinking, 'This guy is just as cool as I thought he would be.'

"For this album, we wanted them to do a song and we called Dave up and they were up for it. I think they were the ones that suggested 'Fortunate Son.' In most cases, the artists on this record suggested the songs that we did. We were sort of encouraging everybody to go with whatever their inclination was. " Check out the full interview here.

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