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‘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.’”

‘That’s where I draw the line’: The Eagles’ Don Henley set for return to country roots, to a point

‘That’s where I draw the line’: The Eagles’ Don Henley set for return to country roots, to a point

His career with Eagles took flight with a similar sound more than 40 years ago.

‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, even stand up at Eagles concerts

‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, even stand up at Eagles concerts

“You pay for your seat,” Henley helpfully reminds. “Sit in it.”

‘This is not going to go anywhere’: The Eagles’ Joe Walsh didn’t have a guitar as his first instrument – or his second

‘This is not going to go anywhere’: The Eagles’ Joe Walsh didn’t have a guitar as his first instrument – or his second

Most rock fans can recite Joe Walsh’s CV from memory: James Gang, the Eagles, solo artist. Maybe most important of all: Guitar god. But it wasn’t always thus. In fact, Walsh’s first instrument was not a guitar. Neither was his second.

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

As Glenn Frey makes another run of History of the Eagles shows, more than six years after the group’s most recent album of original songs, the question of boredom begins to creep in. Not for Frey.

‘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.

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

What with the semi-permanent scowl that’s plastered on Don Henley’s face these days (ask Frank Ocean! Or better yet, ask Okkervil River!), it’s easy to forget just how resonant his voice can be. “These Days,” a track written by a teenaged Jackson Browne and featured on a forthcoming double-album tribute to the singer-songwriter called Looking Into You, provides a strikingRead More

‘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.

‘It’s a real d**k move, man’: Okkervil River says Don Henley demanded cover song be taken down

‘It’s a real d**k move, man’: Okkervil River says Don Henley demanded cover song be taken down

Okkervil River should have paid closer attention to the saga between the Eagles’ Don Henley and Frank Ocean a few years ago.