Don Henley Has A Disappointing View About Eagles Reunion
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Beyond the shadow of a doubt, losing a co-band member fills the hearts of the surviving members with overwhelming grief and sadness. Some decide to disband, but others may prefer to go on.
Like many bands in the history of rock, the Eagles witnessed the death of their founding member, Glenn Frey, who passed away last 2016 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Frey not only played his part as the lead singer of the band, but he was also responsible for many Eagles hits such as “Take It Easy” and “One of These Nights.”
Don Henley, the drummer and surviving original member of the Eagles described Frey as a brother and a good friend despite their previous problems. After that unfortunate event, the band went to crossroads. One option he had was to carry on with the remaining team, but Henley was worried about it.
The surviving Eagles members reunited a month after Frey’s passing in January 2016 for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. They delivered a memorable performance of “Take It Easy” as a tribute to the late Frey. Months after, the Eagles began to receive questions about whether they would continue to hit the stage without Frey.
In the 2016 interview with Henley, he said they were done since he couldn’t imagine going on without the late singer who initially started the band. For him, carrying on without him will sound “greedy” that’s why he chose not to reunite the Eagles. Henley said:
“It would just seem like greed or something. It would seem like a desperate thing.”
Although he initially thought that, the band still reunited in July 2017. Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon, joined the band and they kept touring in the following months. However, he left the Eagles in 2022 to pursue a solo career.