Thursday, June 7, 2018

John Fogerty and ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons stream new single The Holy Grail

John Fogerty is streaming his new single, “The Holy Grail”, featuring guitar work by ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons.

"For me as a musician, swamp boogie is the holy grail of music," Fogerty tells Rolling Stone. "This sound captured my soul from a very early age. I couldn't think of a better artist to conjure the vibe of the swamp with me better than the one and only Billy F. Gibbons."

"Getting together and collaborating with John Fogerty to create a new song called 'Holy Grail' is a tangible dividend from the Fogerty-Gibbons exchange," adds Gibbons. "It's classic electric-guitar chops with an electrifying climax."

The pair recently delivered the live debut of “The Holy Grail” during the first few shows of their joint Blues And Bayous Tour; the five-week US run sees Fogerty and ZZ Top taking turns closing the show each night before it wraps up in Welch, MN on June 29.

“Selfishly, this is just a bucket list thing for me,” admits Fogerty. “I'm really looking forward to jamming and becoming intimately aware of their music and all the little things that happen during their set.

“It's all kind of fair game, I suppose,”
he continues. “I don't think we'd be cheating the audience if we spoil ‘Proud Mary’ by having a Billy solo in the middle – I'm kidding about the spoil part – but I think the audience would tolerate that because they know they are coming to a show where both of us are there. This is a new set of rules.”

ZZ Top & John Fogerty
"Blues and Bayous"

summer 2018 US tour

Jun 10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
Jun 12 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
Jun 13 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jun 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jun 16 - Southaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Jun 17 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jun 19 - Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
Jun 20 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater
Jun 22 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavillion
Jun 23 - Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Jun 24 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jun 26 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Jun 27 - Detroit, MI @ DTE @ Energy Music Theatre
Jun 29 - Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino

See also:

VIDEO: John Fogerty and ZZ Top debut new song Holy Grail on summer US tour
ZZ Top and John Fogerty preview summer US tour
VIDEO: ZZ Top and John Fogerty jam ahead of summer US tour
ZZ Top and John Fogerty team up for summer US tour
Search John Fogerty at hennemusic