Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Don Henley: Before Glenn Frey’s Illness, Eagles Had Been Planning “Hotel California” Summer Tour


In an interview with the BBC, Don Henley revealed something interesting yesterday. Before Glenn Frey fell ill last fall, the Eagles had been planning a “Hotel California” tour for this summer. “Obviously,” Henley says, “that’s not happening now.”

Henley intimates that the Eagles will not fly again as a touring act or anything else. But Frey’s death is fresh, and he may change his mind in time. The Who, Led Zeppelin, and other groups have gone on working after a founder’s death. After all, there are other people involved.

Henley is getting ready to do solo shows with Carole King in London. My guess is they’ll tour the U.S. next. I have a couple of guilty pleasure Don Henley solo songs actually– “Heart of the Matter” and “Taking You Home.” It would be swell to hear them live.

Here’s the interview:


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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