Ex-Eagles Guitarist Says Best Material Came From Don Henley's Breakups
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says that the band scored their best material in the 1970's from Don Henley's frequent woman problems, according to Something Else Reviews. Felder is hitting the road next month as the opening act on the Styx / Foreigner tour. During an appearance on Fox News with his tour mates, Felder revealed the surefire way the Eagles composed great material, explaining, "When we were writing songs for the Eagles, Don Henley would be involved in some new love relationship, and he was always excited about them. But we were all waiting for the day that they would break up. We would be thinking: 'Come on, Don, break up. Break up, break up! We need a ballad for this record!' And then it would be over, and he would come out and write this great ballad."
Don Felder told us that the reason why we're still talking about the Eagles music and career is really down to the bandmembers understanding the importance of teamwork: "Everybody on that team pulled together. From (producer) Bill Szymczyk, and all the different writers -- including Bernie (Leadon) and Randy (Meisner), and myself, and Don and Glenn -- all worked as a really kind of dedicated team to make what we thought was the best record; best lyrics, best vocals, best guitar parts, and the best band possible."
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