The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman admits his hearing is "diminished" and he blames the problems on playing so many raucous shows.

"It's been so loud that over the years standing in front of those amplified speakers, my own hearing is a little diminished," he tells the Las Vegas Sun. "But we still get everything right!"

The 70 year old is preparing to kick off an eight-show residency in Las Vegas on Friday (08Jan16) and he received a formal welcome to the city's famous strip on Tuesday (05Jan16) when he arrived at The Venetian hotel leading a fleet of bikers.

Fogerty admits he is looking forward to experiencing Las Vegas attractions while he is in town, and is planning to head out in disguise.

"We want to get out and about while we're here in Las Vegas," he adds. "Sometimes there's pressure like being fish in a bowl when I get noticed, so maybe I'll improvise some form of disguise. But we don't want to miss out on the fine dining and the great entertainment. We've seen (Las Vegas performer) Celine Dion previously - fantastic - but this time we're here we want to see a Cirque show or two, plus Jennifer Lopez is opening before my run ends, so that will be great."