'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Consider how unusual it is for the exact breaking point of a big-time rock band to be chronicled on film.
The Eagles picked the producer of their new Showtime documentary "The History of the Eagles" _ but they insist that's about all the control they had in the making of it.
Forty years after Glenn Frey began crafting some of the most memorable rock songs ever, the Eagles musician and singer finds himself in a new role — college professor.
Forty years after Glenn Frey began crafting some of the most memorable rock songs ever, the Eagles musician and singer finds himself in a new role _ college professor.
A retired music executive will donate more than 200 audio interviews with popular singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney and others to the Library of Congress, officials announced Monday.
The Eagles' memorable hit "Hotel California" ends hauntingly: "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." Don Henley, who with Don Felder and Glenn Frey, share the writing credits, says "it's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America."
"When I listen to country music today, I think it is the best music on the radio," says Richie Furay. As a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the musician helped invent the country rock that would in time transform the sound and style of both its parent genres.
"We sort of felt that it was time to open the door a little wider," Frey said. "With the Eagles, we had opened the door a crack and let people look in. Let's just call it effective mystique management. When you're an artist, one of the greatest allies you can have is the imagination of your audience. It's better to paint a picture than explain things."
"The time off did everyone good," Frey said. "I know when I came back to play in the band in 1994 I was a much better musician and I was a much more confident player and singer. I was more grounded as a person. When we all came back together, we had all sort of grown up, dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood."