When you can get John Fogerty and Billy Gibbons together for a jam session, you know it’s going to be special.
These music legends found themselves in a studio and backed by a few musicians. What were they doing? Well, it sure looks like fun for Gibbons, Fogerty, and those of us getting an inside look.
Fogerty, known as lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, broke out into a solo of the band’s hit “Fortunate Son.” After he played the main riff for about a minute, he stopped.
Gibbons, one of the leaders of ZZ Top, stepped up and started playing the familiar riff in his band’s classic song “La Grange.”
John Fogerty, Billy Gibbons Love Trading Riffs In Studio
These two rockers just were trading well-known riffs back and forth, having a good time. With Fogerty’s tweet sharing a clip of them, he writes “Missin’ the road” in there.
One senses that Gibbons would share that same sentiment. Anyway, take a minute and watch Fogerty and Gibbons deliver some guitar wizardry from their careers.
Both guitarists have sold millions of records with their respective bands. As a solo artist, Fogerty has made a name for himself with songs like “Centerfield,” “The Old Man Down The Road,” “Rock and Roll Girls,” and “I Saw It On T.V.” His latest single release is called “Weeping in the Promised Land.”
Fogerty Has Passion for Honoring Military Veterans
One of John Fogerty’s passions, besides making music, is helping military veterans adapt back to everyday life after serving. He knows a little about making that transition, too.
Fogerty served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, plus he’s also in the Army Reserves. The experience of being a veteran and coming back home, where he entered the music world, is one he remembers quite well.
In November, he released a concert film that will donate its earnings to veteran’s causes. Fogerty recalls getting a letter from someone at Veterans Village in Las Vegas.
“We got in touch with this guy,” Fogerty said in an interview. “He’s really passionate and he’s the real deal. Let’s find out what we can do to help.”
His initial donation toward helping homeless Las Vegas veterans came from money he received for a Woodstock revival that never happened. Fogerty didn’t feel right keeping the money, so he donated it.
After making his donation to Veterans Village, the veterans’ home was named after the rock music icon. Veterans Village offers affordable-housing residences made of refurbished ocean shipping containers.