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Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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John Fogerty Defends Bruce Springsteen’s Performance Of “Fortunate Son” At Veterans Day Concert

On Tuesday, Bruce Springsteen played the Concert For Valor, a big event honoring Veterans Day on Washington D.C.’s National Mall. This was a self-consciously patriotic event, but Springsteen’s set list wasn’t exactly a jingoistic affair. Along with Dave Grohl and Zac Brown, Springsteen covered Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 song “Fortunate Son,” an angry song i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 11:48 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Hey Tonight,” Help Fan Propose Marriage In Mountain View

Throughout Arcade Fire’s Reflektor tour, they’ve performed a locally relevant cover during the encore. For their visit to the Bay Area’s Shoreline Amphitheatre, that meant a run through the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Hey Tonight” with bespectacled sideman (and budding solo artist) Richard Reed Parry on lead vocals. Watch the full performance below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

John Fogerty & Foo Fighters – “Fortunate Son”

Oh his new album Wrote A Song For Everyone, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival yowler John Fogerty has recruited a whole mess of famous people to help him revive a bunch of his old band’s songs. The album’s roster of guests is a pretty schizophrenic one; it’s got My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Jennifer Hudson, Kid… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Watch Black Keys & John Fogerty Cover The Band

The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band’s “Ophelia.” One night after that, in their headlining spot at the second Coachella weekend, the Black Keys paid a grand-scale tribute of their own. Inviting former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and classic-rock archduke Joh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

Al Franken’s iPod

iTunes’s collection of Celebrity Playlists (which gets a shoutout in the new Entertainment Weekly Must List) is worth checking every now and again. Al Franken’s picks indicates the left-wing pundit stopped listening to new music in the early ’80s. But at least he put some thought into it.Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son”
“I like it… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2005 - 9:29 am