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‘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.

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

‘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

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

‘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.