It’s a sad to for Eagles fans everywhere as the band has lost its co-founder guitarist Glenn Frey after his battle with rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia got the best of him at the age of only 67.
Glenn Frey and Don Henley became one of the music industries most successful writers on the planet with hits like ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Heartache Tonight’, ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ and the list goes on and on.
“The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery,” the Eagles website (currently down due to traffic spike) said. “Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.”
The Eagles website may or may not load as the traffic has killed the servers but they have the song ‘It’s Your World Now’ playing and the following comments:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of husband, best friend, father, comrade, and Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.”
Glenn and Henley have been well know to not agree on all issues that eventually lead to the breakup of the band in 1980 and then got together again in 1994 to go on one of the most popular tours of all time.
Henley was quoted: “We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn’t quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. I will miss him very much, but will see him again soon.”
This is a truly great loss to the music industry and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Enjoy some great videos below:
Interview with Audience:
Older ‘Hotel California’
After the band reunited ‘Hotel California’