When Bob Seger sang in his deep croon that he just wanted some old time rock n’ roll, I must believe that many patrons of rock agreed with him. I certainly like to listen to the song and belt out the chorus in some sort of rebellion of modern hip hop and rap. For today’s court links I thought I would focus on two of these rockers embodied in Seger’s song, John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen.
Springsteen, who turned sixty this past September, is reportedly at work on an autobiography, according to spinner.com. According to those in the publishing business, rights for the autobiography may reach 9-10 million for one lucky publishing company. Why so much money? Think about it. It is Bruce Springsteen, the American rocker. Many people would not mind picking up a book written by him. Funny point in the article where an anonymous source calls Springsteen a better writer than his unofficial historian. Not that it is any bit surprising that someone who has kind of experienced his own life first hand can probably do himself a little better justice.
And, if Springsteen does not represent some of Seger’s “funky old soul,” take a listen to John Fogerty, who, according to an interview with Billboard.com is beginning to go back to the roots. “I really feel that the next recording project will probably certainly be rock ‘n’ roll and my traditional rock ‘n’ roll sounding vibe,” Fogerty said.
Fogerty, who once recorded almost daily hits with his band Creedence Clearwater Revival, is back in the studio working on some of that old time rock n’ roll.