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John Fogerty & Billy Gibbons Accidentally Wrote a Song Together

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and John Fogerty turned a meeting into an impromptu songwriting session.

John Fogerty and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top are working together for their upcoming “Blues on the Bayou” tour.

“We went straight to work,” Gibbons told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “It was an exercise in just absolute joy.” The untitled piece was created from an idea Fogerty had come up with, and they worked on it after they jammed some of their own classic tracks, including “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Tush.”

The two aren’t worried about who will headline each show- Gibbons joked it would be decided by a coin toss.  You can expect the two to share the stage for a few collaborations- Fogerty expressed interest in playing ZZ Top’s “La Grange,” “Sleeping Bag” and “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” among others, while Gibbons named “Fortunate Son” and “Down on the Corner” as CCR songs he’d like to perform onstage. “I rattled off a half a dozen titles from the heyday of Creedence,” Gibbons recalled. “[Fogerty] was grinning. He said, ‘You gotta remind me. I gotta re-learn all that stuff I’m supposed to already know.’ I said, ‘Yeah, that’s the way it goes, man. We gotta get to work.'”


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