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- Posted on Jan 3rd 2012 3:00PM by Cameron Matthews
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One of the more recent incidents came in 1997, when bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford decided to tour under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Frontman John Fogerty sued the duo and refused to be seen with them at the band's induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
But that was almost 15 years ago -- maybe now is the time for a CCR reunion? Not a chance, according to the rhythm section.
In the upcoming February issue of Uncut Magazine (via ContactMusic), Cook and Clifford speak out against rumors that a CCR reunion is imminent, citing too much bad blood between the surviving members (Rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty died in 1990 without ever reconciling with brother John).
In July, Fogerty seemed to be singing a different tune, entertaining the notion of joining his old bandmates on stage once again in an interview with the Calgary Herald. "Realizing that it doesn't really kick up a big firestorm of emotion, it kind of suggests that at least if someone started talking I'd sit still long enough to listen," he said.
But Cook says that the offer is too little, too late. "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," Clifford adds.
With Fogerty recently performing some of the band's classic albums in concert, we're betting he's not losing any sleep over this development.