Add one of rock ’n’ roll’s most admired and most uncompromising stars to the list of memoir writers: John Fogerty.
The former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival has a deal with Little, Brown and Co., the publisher announced Monday. The book is scheduled for 2014 and is untitled. Fogerty, 67, is known for writing and singing such classics as “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising” and for his clashes with band members and record executives.
“I want to tell the story of how I fought – hard – to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces,” Fogerty said in a statement issued through Little, Brown and Co., which in 2010 published Keith Richards’ million-selling “Life.”
Creedence Clearwater is widely regarded as one of the great American rock bands, defying the trend of long jams in the late 1960s and early ’70s and turning out an amazing run of tight, top 10 singles. But the righteous edge to Fogerty’s vocals and lyrics was matched by his determination to have his own way, including with his brother and fellow Creedence performer, Tom Fogerty. By the mid-’70s, the band had broken up and Fogerty would spend years battling his former music label, Fantasy Records.
His solo career has been sporadic. Fogerty has an album scheduled for next year and plans collaborations with the Foo Fighters and Keith Urban, among others.
Husband made ‘Miserables’ bearable
Anne Hathaway credits her new husband, Adam Schulman, for helping her get through the grueling filming of the screen adaptation of “Les Miserables.”
In “Les Mis,” the 30-year-old actress plays Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris.
Hathaway lost 25 pounds and cut her hair for the role. She tells the December issue of Vogue, the part left her in a “state of deprivation, physical and emotional.” She felt easily overwhelmed and said Shulman was understanding and supportive.
The couple wed in September in Big Sur, Calif. Hathaway wore a custom gown by Valentino, whom she collaborated with on the design. Working with the designer is a memory she says she will “treasure forever.”
The December issue of Vogue hits stores Nov. 20.
The birthday bunch
Actress Madeleine Sherwood (“The Flying Nun”) is 90. Actor Chris Noth is 58. Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 57. Actor Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) is 52. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 45. Actor Steve Zahn is 45. Actor Gerard Butler is 43. Actress Aisha Hinds (“True Blood”) is 37.