John Fogerty Sued by Ex-CCR Members
In case you aren't aware, there has never been any love lost between the former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival and his former band mates, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. Now, Fogerty is being sued by his former friends.
Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and the late Tom Fogerty's widow have filed suit in a Nevada court alleging that John Fogerty is in breach of a 2001 agreement concerning usage of the band's name. They're also charging him with trademark violations, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This latest disagreement appears to have sprung from some slamming done on the part of Fogerty regarding Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Fogarty called using that name a sort of sacrilege. Fogarty explained that he meant that unless all the members were there, that no form of the name should be used. That would be an interesting event since John's brother, Tom, passed away in 1990.
Fogerty, of course, earlier sued to stop Creedence Clearwater Revisited from touring in 1996, leading to the 2001 out-of-court agreement. Three years before that, Fogerty refused to perform with Cook and Clifford as Creedence were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, they say Fogerty is threatening yet another legal action over unpaid royalties from concerts dating back to 2011.
That will have to wait until after this latest proceeding. Cook, Clifford and Tom Fogerty's widow are seeking unspecified damages, and have requested a jury trial. "It's the saddest story in rock," Cook admitted back in 2000, "and one of the longest ongoing stupid feuds."