Marking his first venture into acting, John Fogerty will guest star in the debut episode of the Fox series ‘The Finder’ tomorrow night. The show will feature a brand-new composition called ‘Swamp Water,’ which Fogerty wrote as the theme song for the show. ‘The Finder’ is a spin-off of the hit show ‘Bones.’
In addition, Fogerty also recorded a stripped-down version of his Creedence Clearwater Revival classic ‘Fortunate Son’ specifically for ‘The Finder.’
In the episode, Fogerty, portraying himself, has his prized Les Paul stolen. The guitar is eventually returned to him by Iraq war veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults). Upon receiving the instrument, Fogerty thanks Sherman and says, “all my songs were in that guitar.”
Raves series creator Hart Hanson said: “Here at The Finder, we are proud and pleased and still amazed to have enjoined a musician the caliber of John Fogerty to join our company. John acts in the first episode – and we hope to have him back. He’s good! – but plays one of his biggest most beloved hits…one of my favorite songs of all time.”
You can download the new version of Fortunate Son free for one week once the episode airs at johnfogerty.com. ‘The Finder’ premieres on Fox tomorrow night (Jan. 12) at 9pm.
John Fogerty has also revealed he’s been working on a new solo album that could include an all-star lineup of guest appearances. The Foo Fighters and country stars Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert have been the first names to circulate. Fogerty and Lambert have performed together as recently as early December, and the classic rocker admits he’s always admired Paisley. When we get more news on the album, we’ll let you know!