New Don Henley Interview

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Don Henley recently took some time from his schedule to grant another interview and talk about the Eagle’s new album as well as some history of the group and how they ended up where they are today.

There were some interesting things revealed for this piece that I had not seen before. Granted, I am not the biggest Eagles fan in the world but image I thought the following was quite impressive.

Their latest album, Long Road Out of Eden sold 711,000 copies during the first week of its release. Sure that sounds like an impressive number but what’s interesting to me was that how it compares to a new Britney Spears album which sold only 290,000 copies.

Not only that but Long Road Out of Eden was recently certified platinum seven times over which makes it the best-selling album from a group during all of 2007. It’s very clear that the Eagles are still hot!

Eagles fans may be interested in some of Henley’s comments regarding the group’s history and their off-again-on-again efforts to join together again to work on new music after being apart for a few years and working through legal problems and other obstacles.

There’s also a little bit about how the Eagles first formed after a chance meeting between Henley and Glenn Frey at a Los Angeles club back in early 1970’s when Henley was looking for work.

Towards the end of the interview, Henley talks about the last song on the latest album, which is called “It’s Your World Now,” which he describes as primarily a message for their kids, but also says, “could be construed as a fond farewell – some parting thoughts for our loyal fans as we ride off into the sunset.”

Whether or not that means the Eagles are actually finished this time is something the group does not even seem to know. We’ll have to wait and see.

For the entire interview, check out Canada’s Globe & Mail.

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  1. Andrew January 21, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    for an album to be certified platinum in the US it must sell 1 million copies. The Eagles album sales of 711,000 for their latest CD does not make it ‘certified 7 times platinum’

  2. RealRockNews January 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    In case you missed it, the album in question sold 711,000 copies during the first week. With “first week” being the key point here.

    It has gone on to sell many more copies since then and although I am not able to confirm the Globe & Mail’s “seven times platinum,” you can check the link below which confirms it was certified at least triple platinum.

    Thanks for the attempt at the recording industry tutorial anyway!

  3. Patrick January 22, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Since it is a DOUBLE ALBUM….each disc counts as a sell.

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