Don Henley says the Eagles are in the early planning stages for a possible world tour — though “it very well could be our last.” He is also readying a new solo project, his first studio effort since 2000′s Inside Job.
The tour, keyed to the new documentary “The History of the Eagles,” could include “at least one former band member,” Henley tells Andre Gardner of WMGK. The idea is to “kind of go back to the roots of how we created some of these songs,” Henley adds, “and how we used to sit around in a semi-circle rehearsing. We’re gonna break it down to the fundamentals, and then take it up to where it is now.”
Gardner then offers a joke, saying he wagers that their special guest won’t be Don Felder, who wrote a tell-all book after an acrimonious split with the Eagles.
“That was easy, wasn’t it?,” Henley says, after a long laugh.
[SOMETHING ELSE! REWIND: We all loved 'Hotel California,' right? But what about utterly pointless 'Disco Strangler'? Or the utterly useless 'I Wish You Peace'? Let's face it, some Eagles' songs just don't fly.]
As for the new solo album, Henley confirms that he’s been at work on it for three years. The project is set for release, he says, in May.
“It leans toward country,” he tells Gardner. “Some of it is traditional country, some of it you might call alt-country. I’ve got a lot of interesting guest vocalists and musicians on there with me. I made a lot of the album in Nashville, some of it was recorded here in Dallas, some of it was recorded in Southern California.”