Don Henley on The Eagles: ‘I don’t think you’ll see us performing again’



theeaglesThe Grammys tribute for recently deceased band member Glenn Frey is likely the last you’ll see of The Eagles, the band’s singer/drummer Don Henley said recently.

In an interview with BBC2 Radio, Henley acknowledged that the performance at the Grammys is probably the end for the band.

“I think so. I think that was the final farewell,” Henley said. “I don’t think you’ll see us performing again. I think that was probably it. I think it was an appropriate farewell.”

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Frey passed away on January 18 at age 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. The performance came less than a month later on February 15 as the band was still coming to grips with Frey’s passing.

“It was very difficult and very emotional,” Henley said. “We actually almost didn’t do it, but the Grammy people were very insistent, so we decided that we would do it.”

The Eagles were joined by Jackson Browne for their Grammys performance of “Take It Easy,” an appropriate choice given the fact that Browne began writing the song, which Frey finished. But, not surprisingly, the band doesn’t appear interested in moving on without Frey.

“It’s been a great loss for a lot of us and we’re still trying to cope with it,” Henley said.

Photo credit: By Steve Alexander (originally posted to Flickr as Eagles) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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2 comments on “Don Henley on The Eagles: ‘I don’t think you’ll see us performing again’
  1. Very sad, but appropriate..One of my favorite bands ever..you will all be forever missed, but i will forever be listening to your music as long as i breathe.

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