The Story Behind The Eagles' Hotel California Album Cover
... portray the fictional Hotel California hostelry - a hotel which would exemplify a classic California hotel - and to portray it with a slightly sinister edge". Setting out with photographer David Alexander, the designer shot a shortlist of three locations. Henley chose a dusk shot of the Beverly Hills Hotel at 9641 Sunset Boulevard. Choosing the shot of the Beverly Hills Hotel was the easy part. more. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. The Story Behind The Eagles
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AC/DC's Brian Johnson joins Eagles on stage
... AC/DC singer Brian Johnson dropped in to see his old mate Joe Walsh this week and check out a few Eagles
played Tampa, Florida on Joe's 66th birthday and Johnson stopped in for some birthday wishes. 'My good pal Brian Johnson came to our gig last night to celebrate my birthday,' Walsh said on Facebook. The Eagles
played the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday night as part of their 'History of the Eagles
2013 tour. The show features original member Bernie Leadon back playing with the band. The Eagles
setlist from Tampa, Florida was: First set Saturday Night (from Desperado, ... [ read more ]
Tickets for The Eagles extra summer 2014 dates on sale 9am today
... June - The O2, Dublin 20 June - The O2, London The four-peice, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit, will all take center stage five years after their last UK live shows in 2009, to play classic hits as well as previously unperformed tracks from their recent History of The Eagles
documentary. The documentary made its European premiere at the Sundance London festival in April before benig released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Tickets for the shows will go on sale today morning at 9am (November 22). The full dates are below. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets. 28 May - LG Arena, Birmingham ... [ read more ]
Don Henley (drums, vocals) 1971-
Glenn Frey (guitar, vocals) 1971-
Randy Meisner (bass, vocals) 1971-1977
Bernie Leadon (guitar, banjo) 1971-1976
Don Felder (guitar, vocals) 1974-2001
Joe Walsh (guitar, vocals) 1976-
Timothy B. Schmit (bass, vocals) 1977-
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They started out as Linda Ronstadt's backup band in 1971.
Their Greatest Hits album is the best selling album of all time.
They were the first band to charge over $100 for arena shows. They did it on their 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour, and when fans paid the price, other acts like The Rolling Stones followed suit.
Henley, Frey and Felder were the three official owners of the band, which existed as a corporate entity called Eagles, Ltd. Felder claims that after the band reunited in 1994, he was cut out of most of the decisions, and was fired in 2001 for asking too many questions. He sued Henley and Frey, which resulted in an out-of-court settlement they are not allowed to discuss.
They sued the American Eagle Foundation, a charity dedicated to saving the birds, for using the domain name eagles.org and the phone number 1-800-2EAGLES. The case was dismissed when the band couldn't make court appearances.
Their concert in 2001 was the first event ever at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Good tickets were reselling for about $1,500.
Frey was in a short-lived TV show called South of Sunset. It was canceled after one episode.
Henley was in a band called Shiloh, which recorded an album produced by Kenny Rogers. Recording for the same record label was Longbranch Pennywhistle, a band featuring Frey and J.D. Souther, who would later co-write many Eagles songs.
Leadon was in many groups before the Eagles, including Hearts and Flowers, the Dillard-Clark Expedition, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Although The Eagles are usually identified with the West Coast music scene, only Schmidt was born in California.
Walsh can be seen as a prisoner in the final scene of the movie The Blues Brothers.
When Henley married Sharon Summerall in 1995, performers at the wedding included Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, and Sheryl Crow.
Bernie Leadon went on to form RUN C&W, a band that plays Motown in a Bluegrass Style. They released two albums. (thanks, James - Leesville, LA)
Joe Walsh was asked to join in 1976 when Bernie Leadon left. He had previously played in the hard rock band The James Gang who had released four albums, two of which who went gold. He added a harder edge to the Eagles' sound and helped write the hits "Hotel California" and "The Long Run." (thanks, Tim - Manassas, VA)
Meisner was in the group Poco before joining the Eagles. Poco replaced Randy with Timothy B. Schmidt, who replaced Randy when he left the Eagles. (thanks, chuck - tulsa, OK)
The Eagles got back together after the Country tribute album A Common Thread sold very well. Travis Tritt said he would sing a song on the album only if some members of the Eagles sang back up. After they saw how popular they still where, they reunited. (thanks, andrew - jackson, MS)
They have never done an endorsement deal or let their music be used for commercial use.
Dan Fogelberg is good friends with the band and opened for them for about 2 years.
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