Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion Off The Table Says Drummer
Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford says that a reunion between him, bassist Stu Cook, and John Fogerty is pretty much a dead issue. Since 1995, Cook and Clifford have toured successfully as Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Although Fogerty originally fought the pair over the use of the name, according to Cook there is a silent and uneasy truce between the group's survivors.
Doug Clifford updated fans on the situation, telling ABC News, "I like the guys that I’m working with now. I suppose if the original band got together again, the money would be huge, but life is short and the idea is to have as much fun as you can while you’re on the planet. So, I wish him well and he’s got his band and we have ours, and we’re happy where we are. . . Time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like we just got started a few years ago, but it’s been an amazing couple of decades."
Clifford admits that the new group's tentative first steps out on the road have paid off in spades: "We started not really knowing how we would be perceived by the public and it’s been great since the first show. In fact, at this point in time, we have more young fans than we do older fans and the fan base is growing in the right direction, which is probably our proudest accomplishment."
When we last caught up with Stu Cook, he told us that decades after the band's split, he and Doug Clifford still don't understand why Fogerty has such ill will towards them: "It's sort of a mutual, unspoken, unwritten agreement that we seem to have that I guess is sort of 'live and let live' -- although frankly, we don't know why he's pissed off. Pretty near every situation that he's not liked over the past 30-plus years has been done by his own hand. It's pretty hard to blame the rhythm section when you're the singer-songwriter-producer-guitarist and manager."
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