Creedence Clearwater Revival front-man John Fogerty is promoting his new album, Wrote a Song For Everyone.  It releases on May 28th and features many of his best songs performed with various other musicians.

But, what about the band that originally recorded most of those songs?

Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up in 1972.  The band has never professionally reunited.  For a long time, John Fogerty refused to play any Creedence song in concert due to legal battles with the other members and management.  John's brother, guitarist Tom Fogerty, died in 1990.  

The other two members, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, formed a band called Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995.  They toured playing covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.

Fogerty has only shown slight interest in a reunion in the past few years. In an interview with CBS News, Fogerty said that he, "isn't opposed to the idea" of reuniting the band.  But, he isn't "actively seeking" to reform Creedence Clearwater Revival.

That does not sound like much.  But, Fogerty has definitely softened his stance on the issue.  The new album, which features mostly Creedence Clearwater Revial songs, is also a step towards that past.