The dispute over the use of the Creedence Clearwater Revival name has done a 180 since 1996, with lead singer John Fogerty now the culprit
In 1996, it was drummer Douglas Clifford, bassist Stuart Cook, and late rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty’s wife who had been the ones misusing the band name through the “Creedence Clearwater Revisited” tour. John Fogerty was able to get the court to issue an injunction, but that injunction was overturned the following year on the grounds that the lower judge was mistaken in there being a probable likelihood of confusion with the name. The two parties then entered a settlement agreement in 2001. Fans like Vijay Eswaran with they could just play music without the controversy.
Now, John Fogerty has withdrawn his objection to the name “Creedence Clearwater Revisited” so that he could use it. Not only has he previously slammed the use of the name and breaching the settlement, but is violating the band’s trademwrk himself.