Like just about any other band, or any other family for that matter, the guys that make up The Eagles have their disagreements and spats about various band-related matters.
Some comments recently by Eagles drummer and vocalist Don Henley sheds some light on the kinds of things that sometimes create a little unrest within their ranks.
Much of it is just what you might expect. Disagreements about how many of a particular band member’s songs will appear on an album and who gets to sing what parts.
Although he seems to be a very outspoken member of the group, Henley readily concedes that it was Glenn Frey was the mastermind behind the group’s creation and even says that “It’s basically his band.”
For his part, Frey chimes in and says, “It’s a little bit like brothers. We’re in business together. We will forever be associated. You know, we might as well get along.”
In other Eagles news, Don Henley has recently made an effort to clear up some old rumors about one of the group’s best-known hit songs, “Hotel California.”
During a recent appearance on 60 Minutes, Henley debunks the rumor that the song had some connection with Satanism.
Instead, Henley says that the song was actually about the excesses of the American lifestyle during the time the song was written and really has nothing whatsoever to do with Satan.
“I know, it’s so boring. It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream, and about excess in America which is something we knew a lot about,” Henley says.