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John Fogerty has plenty of reasons to feel bitter about the music industry - and he does. Fortunate Son; My Life, My Music, the book the former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man is releasing on October 6, chronicles the long, contentious relationship the singer has had with band mates, including his late brother, and a host of other industry figures through the decades. Fogerty equates life in the music business and being in a band to being in a foxhole during wartime.  Fogerty was introduced to the deceit within the industry early when a label executive changed the name of the band without consulting with the group, which found out after the record had already been packaged. He attributes his falling out with CCR's Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, who now tour as Creedence Clearwater Revisited, to the pair's decision to sell the equal shares they received from John's writing to producer Saul Zaentz for $30,000 in 1988.  Zaentz later sued Fogerty, claiming that John's solo track The Old Man Down The Road infringed on Run Through The Jungle, one of the Creedence songs the producer obtained a portion of the publishing rights to.  Fogerty was so disgusted with Zaentz and his band mates that he refused to perform Creedence songs for a long period in his career.  
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