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John Fogerty Revives 'Fortunate Son' With Foo Fighters - Song Premiere

Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 anthem gets some new grit

John Fogerty and Dave Grohl
Sami Ansari
May 20, 2013 8:00 AM ET

Click to listen to John Fogerty with Foo Fighters' "Fortunate Son"

John Fogerty enlisted an all-star group of collaborators for his upcoming album Wrote a Song for Everyone, and the Foo Fighters were among his jam partners. Fogerty dug through his deep catalog for the album, from his Creedence Clearwater Revival days to his solo career, and teamed with Dave Grohl and crew for a revival of CCR's anti-war anthem "Fortunate Son." The original's immediate twang and unhurried drums are swapped out for toothy riffs from Fogerty, while Grohl provides thick, beefy rhythm guitar. The previously steady drums shift into overgear, giving the track a big punk-rock kick. It's a gritty new look at an old favorite.

John Fogerty, Foo Fighters Light Up 'Fortunate Son' in the Studio

"It was palpable, the air," Fogerty told Rolling Stone earlier this week on rerecording the track. "You could tell a band was in there. It was a unique group of people."

Wrote a Song for Everyone will be out May 28th and also features duets with My Morning Jacket, Bob Seger, Jennifer Hudson, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and more. Fogerty will celebrate the album's release, as well as his birthday, by hosting a special one-off show that night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

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