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John Fogerty @ The Paramount - 1/30/14
John Fogerty

Former frontman of swamp rock vets Creedence Clearwater Revival and active solo artist John Fogerty last played NYC on his fall 2013 tour and he just returned to the area for two Long Island shows at The Paramount this week. We caught last night's show (1/30), which saw the rock legend and his band (which includes his son Shane on guitar) playing tons of old CCR favorites like "Born On The Bayou," "Who'll Stop The Rain," "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Down On The Corner," "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising" and many more. Pictures of that show are in this post.

John hangs around the area to play Howard Stern's birthday party at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (1/31) with Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Louis CK, David Letterman, and Sarah Silverman. He also has some festival appearances coming up this year, including New Orleans Jazz Fest.

More pictures, a video and John's setlist from last night, below...

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John Fogerty at 'Sound City Players' NYC show (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
John Fogerty

Rock legend John Fogerty (formerly of Creedance Clearwater Revival) released his ninth solo album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, on May 28 (his 68th birthday) and features many of his hits performed with contemporary artists like Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and others, in addition to a few new songs. He will be touring in support of it, stopping in NYC for a show at Beacon Theater on November 12. Tickets to that show go on sale Monday (6/17) at noon. They're on Fan Club and VIP presale now, and Local, Ticketmaster, and Social presales start Thursday (6/13) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with the video for "Mystic Highway" from his new album, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Rick Springfield / John Fogerty / Rick Nielson, Taylor Hawkins, Krist Novoselic
Sound City Players
Sound City Players
Sound City Players

As discussed, Dave Grohl made his directorial debut with his new documentary, Sound City, which tells the story of the LA recording studio of the same name, and he brought his star-studded Sound City Players to NYC for show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night. The lineup included Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Alain Johannes, and Chris Goss, with backing from Dave Grohl himself, along with Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear.

In addition to playing original tunes that the members wrote for Sound City, the show included mini-sets from the people involved. It opened with a set from Alain Johannes, who played "Hangin' Tree" by Queens of the Stone Age, which he co-wrote, and also played some tracks from his band Eleven. Then Masters of Reality head Chris Goss brought out RATM's Brad Wilk for a set of Masters of Reality songs. Fear's Lee Ving did an original Sound City song followed by all Fear cuts. Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick did his set with Nirvana's Krist Novaselic, and the pair did all Cheap Trick songs and his cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame". Then Rick Springfield was up, followed by John Fogerty.

Steve Nicks ended the show, doing original Sound City track, and combining that with Fleetwood Mac favorites "Dreams," "Landslide," and "Gold Dust Woman," plus here solo song, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," for which Dave Grohl came out and took over Tom Petty's role in the song. The sets were all backed by Foo Fighters members, and in between performances, clips of the film were played on stage. The entire setlist (incomplete setlist, can anyone help fix it?) and more pictures from the show are below (though unfortunately, photographers were not allowed to shoot the entire show, and there are no pictures of Stevie Nicks & Dave Grohl).

Dave Grohl was also on The Colbert Report last night, where he discussed the Sound City documentary with Stephen Colbert. A video of that is below as well.

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