Don Henley Confirms Eagles Breakup
In January, Eagles founding member Glenn Frey died at age 67. His band mates paid tribute to the guitarist with a performance of “Take It Easy” accompanied by Jackson Browne at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. According to fellow founding Eagles member Don Henley, the Grammys performance was also the last one for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group.
“It’s been a great loss for a lot of us, and we’re still trying to cope with it,” Henley told BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo regarding Frey’s passing. He went on to describe the Grammys performance as very difficult, revealing it was almost too emotionally overwhelming to the point it came close to being scrapped.
“I think that was the final farewell,” Henley added, “I don’t think you’ll see us performing again. I think that was probably it.” Watch a portion of the Grammys performance with Jackson Browne below:http://uds.ak.o.brightcove.com/769341148/769341148_4757324127001_4757313715001.mp4?pubId=769341148&videoId=4757313715001
In 1980 the Eagles disbanded, at the time claiming a reunion would only happen “when hell freezes over.” When they got back together in 1994 they called the reunion world tour “Hell Freezes Over” and have been playing together sporadically in subsequent years.
[Hat Tip – Consequence Of Sound]