Revival Time For Creedence? No Chance, Says Drummer
Hopes of a Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion appear to have been dashed.
Last summer, guitarist/vocalist John Fogerty surprised everyone by suggesting he was open to teaming up once again with bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford, for the first time in nearly 40 years. But now Clifford has rubbished the idea.
He says: “Leopards don’t change their spots. This is just an image-polishing exercise by John. My phone certainly hasn’t rung. It might have been a nice idea 20 years ago, but it’s too late.”
In the past both Cook and Clifford have claimed that Fogerty made some dreadful decisions on behalf of CCR, which ended up costing them a fortune. They also allege he was unfairly dismissive of his brother Tom, who played rhythm guitar in the band and died in 1990.
Fogerty refused to play with Cook and Clifford when the band were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993. He also sued them four years later when they started Creedence Clearwater Revisited.