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‘Uh, don’t touch our masters': The controversy surrounding the Eagles’ first No. 1 song

‘Uh, don’t touch our masters': The controversy surrounding the Eagles’ first No. 1 song

Don Henley became so infuriated that he came up with an ingenious plan.

‘It was inappropriately titled': Did ‘History of the Eagles’ focus too much on Glenn Frey and Don Henley?

‘It was inappropriately titled': Did ‘History of the Eagles’ focus too much on Glenn Frey and Don Henley?

“It should have been titled,” Don Felder says, “‘The History of Don Henley and Glenn Frey.'”

‘I was very reluctant': Don Felder on how Graham Nash talked him into the Eagles

‘I was very reluctant': Don Felder on how Graham Nash talked him into the Eagles

Back in 1973, Don Felder was perfectly content right where he was – working as a sideman.

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

Though he’s long been associated with California as a member of the Eagles, Don Felder was born and raised in the swampy milieu of Gainesville, Florida. You get a sense of the profound impact that period had on him (both as a youngster and as a guitarist) via “Southern Bound”

‘Come on, Don, break up!': As Don Henley’s relationships ended, classic Eagles songs emerged

‘Come on, Don, break up!': As Don Henley’s relationships ended, classic Eagles songs emerged

Something clicked for the Eagles in the mid-1970s, as they went from being a popular country-rock act to chart-breaking arena-filling superstars. Many credit lineup changes that included the arrivals of Don Felder and Joe Walsh. Felder has another idea, however.

‘We never finished the song': The Eagles’ loss was Don Felder’s gain as the 1980s began

‘We never finished the song': The Eagles’ loss was Don Felder’s gain as the 1980s began

How much better would the Eagles’ only so-so 1979 album The Long Run have been with the inclusion of Don Felder’s first solo hit, 1981’s “Heavy Metal (Takin’ A Ride)”? It almost happened.

‘He played like a songwriter': The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

‘He played like a songwriter': The Eagles’ Don Felder on how George Harrison changed everything

Don Felder, the ex-Eagles guitarist, acknowledges a myriad of influences on his sound, from Elvis Presley and B.B. King to Eric Clapton. “Just as important,” he adds, “was the early Beatles stuff” — in particular, Felder says, George Harrison’s approach to the guitar on Meet the Beatles.

‘We did not expect this': Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

Styx, Foreigner and the Eagles’ Don Felder didn’t just announce a blockbuster summer tour this week. They’ve also recorded a new collaborative version of “Hotel California,” and they’re thrilled with the results.

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

Joe Walsh has been on a bit of a roll as of late. He toured for his first solo album in almost 20 years, the critically acclaimed and Jeff Lynne-produced Analog Man

‘Take a deep breath': Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

‘Take a deep breath': Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

Even as the Eagles neared the height of fame, before 1976’s Hotel California, they were already teetering on the edge of a fiery burnout.