Rest in rip, another one bites the dust
>During the following show, Meisner decided to skip the song due to his flu, but when Frey aggressively demanded that he sing it as an encore the two got into a physical confrontation backstage, and Meisner angrily departed.
>Leadon grew increasingly frustrated by the band's direction away from his beloved country and bluegrass and toward album-oriented stadium rock. He famously quit the band in 1975 by pouring a beer over Glenn Frey's head.
Frey and Henley were both jackasses and turned their back on what made the Eagles popular in the first place. They treated everyone in the band like they were backup musicians.
Frey was the biggest piece of shit, I think Henley was always pretty neutral. Regardless, I believe that people like Frey are important in these kinds of supergroups. See Gene Simmons and KISS. Something to do with the ego.
Frey was an egomaniac, but he was a top singer and writer, and it takes ego to be like that. He was also a cool looking dude RIP.
This makes me pretty sad actually. The Eagles were touring last year and came to my city but I found out too late and couldn't go. Probably my favorite band and now I'll never get to see them all perform in person.
>b-but the dude hates the eagles, man
The Dude, and Robert Christgau, too.
Don Henley is not only an ass, he's IRL Grandpa Simpson.
"Grrr, I hate young people so much."
"I hate modern country. Why did George Jones have to die?"
"Grrr, I hate everything that happened after 1981."
"Grrr, I hate music downloading."
Honestly, I'm sick and tired of Redditors and meme-spewers bashing the Eagles because le ebin Big Lebowski told them to. The truth is...hear this guys...hear this.....
THE EAGLES AREN'T THAT BAD. Everybody talks about them like they're abysmal and unlistenable and shit, and THEY'RE NOT. They're a simple, inoffensive soft rock band who are nothing special, overrated by middle-aged women and pretentious "le wrong generation"/"classic rawk" teens a bit, and THAT'S THAT.
Hell, I like some of their songs. "Hotel California" actually is kinda intense. Like, when I was younger and listening to that song on classic rock radio, I thought "This is some haunting shit". The hook is annoying, but still. "Tequila Sunrise" is a nice country ballad with a good melody, too.
Sure, saying that Hotel California is one of the greatest albums of all time is like saying Chester Arthur is one of the greatest presidents. He didn't stand out, but was he that offensive?
THE. EAGLES. ARE. NOT. THAT. BAD
Most Eagles hate comes more from their singles being horribly overplayed and also Don Henley's douchebaggery. Otherwise their music is passably good, if overrated 70s radio rock.
>He didn't stand out, but was he that offensive?
Chester Arthur is actually a really underrated president. No one expected anything of him, they thought he would be a mixture of untrustworthy and generally incompetent, but he ran the office of the presidency extremely well and broke up the political machines that had put him into power in the first place.
Sure he's not up there with like, the Roosevelts or Polk or Lincoln and the like, but he was a lot better than say, Grant, who's much more well known.
>but he was a lot better than say, Grant, who's much more well known
He was the last president until Eisenhower to do anything significant as far as enforcing civil rights. Once he left office and Reconstruction ended, that was basically it for black folk, who were left at the mercy of state and local authorities in the South.
>and broke up the political machines that had put him into power in the first place
At that time, it was still generally believed that a president should represent the entire nation and be above partisan politics/petty corruption. Attention Barry.
Grant and Harding were tarbrushed because members of their administration were corrupt even though they themselves were not in on it. Clinton was the first president who actually did the whole mob boss thing. Seriously, he was like the Emperor Caligula.
Mfw the Eagles were the greatest band of their era and everyone is just in denial about the greatest loss yet
Bummer, man. My uncle died of a simultaneous OD/heart attack and he covered a bunch of Eagles music while he was camping in canyons and riding his motorbike on desert highways and things like that. Found the CDs the day of his wake and we played them. He was good.