Don Felder

Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947) is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work as a lead guitarist of the Eagles from 1974 until his dismissal in 2001.

Don Felder
Birth nameDonald William Felder
BornSeptember 21, 1947 (age 71)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1966–present
Associated acts
Websitewww.donfelder.com

Early life and musical influences

Don Felder was born in Gainesville, Florida, on September 21, 1947. He was raised in a Southern Baptist family.[1]

Felder was first attracted to music after watching Elvis Presley live on The Ed Sullivan Show. He acquired his first guitar when he was about ten years old, which he has stated he exchanged with a friend at the five-and-dime for a handful of cherry bombs.[2] A self-taught musician, he was heavily influenced by rock and roll. At the age of fifteen he started his first band, the Continentals.

Felder's family could not afford music lessons, but he taught himself to play guitar by ear, by listening to tape recordings that he played back at half speed. He worked at a music school started by a Berklee graduate who taught music theory and some notation to Felder during his employment there.[3][4]

Early bands

Around that time, he met Bernie Leadon who later became one of the founding members of Eagles. Leadon replaced Stephen Stills in the Continentals, which eventually changed its name to the Maundy Quintet. Felder and Leadon both attended Gainesville High School. Felder gave guitar lessons at a local music shop for about 18 months, at which time Felder also learned how to play slide guitar from Duane Allman.[5] The Maundy Quintet recorded and released a 45 rpm single on the Tampa-based Paris Tower label in 1967, which received airplay in north-central Florida.

After the Maundy Quintet broke up, Felder went to Manhattan, New York City, with a band called Flow, which released a self-titled improvisational rock fusion album in 1970.[1] The 1970 Flow album has the distinction of being among the very first issued on the newly independent CTI Records label, founded by noted jazz producer Creed Taylor.[6] While in New York, Felder improved his mastery of improvisation on the guitar and learned various styles. After Flow broke up, Felder moved to Boston where he got a job in a recording studio.[1]

In 1973, Felder moved to Los Angeles where he was hired as guitar player for a tour by David Blue, replacing David Lindley who was touring with Crosby & Nash. He helped Blue put together a tour, during which they opened at a few Crosby and Nash shows in November 1973 and for Neil Young at the opening of the Roxy Theatre. Once again, Felder replaced Lindley, this time in Crosby & Nash's band when Lindley fell ill. He would also jam from time to time with Eagles in their rehearsal space.[1]

In 1974, he featured on the Michael Dinner album The Great Pretender.[7]

Eagles

In early January 1974, Felder was called by Eagles to add slide guitar to their song "Good Day in Hell" and some guitar solos to "Already Gone".[1] Shortly afterwards, he was invited to join the band. Concurrently, the band began distancing themselves from their initial country rock style and moving more in the direction of full-fledged rock music. On the band's fourth album, One of These Nights, Felder sang lead vocal on the song "Visions" (the only song to have him singing lead), which he co-wrote with Don Henley, and arranged the title track's distinctive guitar solo and bass line.[1]

After founding member Bernie Leadon departed in 1975 following the tour to support the album, Joe Walsh joined the band. Felder had previously jammed with Walsh while Leadon was still a member of Eagles, and together as dual guitar leads, they would eventually become one of rock music's most memorable onstage partnerships. Felder also doubled on banjo, mandolin and pedal steel guitar on future tours, all of which were previously handled by Leadon.[8]

The first album that Eagles released after the lineup change was Hotel California, which became a major international bestseller. Felder submitted "16 or 17 tracks" that resulted in the songs "Victim of Love" and the album's title track, "Hotel California".[1][9][10][11] After the release of Hotel California and the tour that followed, Eagles found themselves under tremendous pressure to repeat this success and tensions were exacerbated by alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. Bassist Randy Meisner left the band after the tour due to exhaustion and he was replaced by former Poco bassist Timothy B. Schmit, who had also replaced him in that band. Nevertheless, the fighting did not end with the addition of the mild-mannered Schmit, but it rather intensified during the recording of The Long Run, which took eighteen months to complete, and Felder and Frey were especially hostile to one another, despite respecting each other's musical abilities.[12][13]

According to Henley, Felder attempted to gain more control by co-opting Walsh so frequently that it was the pair up against himself and Frey when the band was dividing into factions and even Henley and Frey began to have their differences, thus causing Eagles to disband.[14]

At a concert in Long Beach, California for Senator Alan Cranston on July 31, 1980, known as the "Long Night at Wrong Beach", things hit breaking point when the animosity between Felder and Frey boiled over before the show began after Felder said, "You're welcome – I guess" to Cranston and his wife, thus offending Frey.[15] He angrily confronted Felder and the pair began to threaten beatings throughout the show.[16] Felder recalls Frey telling him during "Best of My Love," "I'm gonna kick your ass when we get off the stage." After the concert, Felder smashed, according to Frey, Felder's "cheapest guitar". Eagles disbanded shortly thereafter.[17][18][17][19]

Post-1970s career

Following the 1980 breakup of Eagles, Felder focused more on his family but also embarked on a solo career, concentrating on film composition and session work. He worked on the Bee Gees' 1981 album Living Eyes as a session guitarist. Through his association with Bee Gees' producer Albhy Galuten, Felder also made session appearances on albums by artists as diverse as Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, and Andy Gibb. During this time, he also contributed guitar work to Stevie Nicks' first two solo albums.

Among his musical film credits in the 1980s are two songs on the soundtrack to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal entitled "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" (with former bandmates Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit contributing backing vocals) and "All of You" – with Jefferson Starship's Mickey Thomas as backing vocalist, as well as the title track "Wild Life" from the 1985 motion picture adaptation of Neil Simon's The Sluggers Wife. He also penned the song "She's Got A Part of Me" from the soundtrack to the 1985 romantic comedy Secret Admirer.

Felder's television credits include FTV, a musical comedy show which he hosted from 1985–1986, and Galaxy High, the 1986 CBS cartoon series for which he scored and performed all of the music, including the series' catchy theme song.

In 1983, Felder released his first solo album entitled Airborne. The album's single "Never Surrender," co-written with Kenny Loggins, was a minor hit, having also appeared on the soundtrack to the popular motion picture teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

In 1985, Henley offered Felder $5,000 a week (US $11,648 in 2018 dollars[20]) to go on tour with him, but Felder turned it down, citing dissatisfaction with both the pay and a desire not to go on tour.[21]

Equipment

Felder is known for his performances using the Gibson Les Paul and Gibson EDS-1275 electric guitars. This prompted the Gibson Guitar Corporation to name two re-issues after him in 2010, the "Don Felder Hotel California 1959 Les Paul" and the "Don Felder Hotel California EDS-1275". Felder himself is an avid guitar collector, having amassed close to 300 models since childhood.

Felder uses Fender Deluxe Reverb and Tweed Deluxe amplifiers[22] modified by Dumble Amplifiers. When performing Hotel California, the 12-string neck plays out of a Leslie Speaker.[22]

Felder's pedalboard consists of a Voodoo "Pedal Power," a Fulltone "OCD" overdrive, two Boss "Digital Delay DD-3's" delays, a Boss "Chorus Ensemble" chorus, an MXR "Talk Box," and a Peterson "Stomp Classic" tuner.[22]

Band reformation

Sparked by the success of the tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, the band (including Felder) regrouped 14 years later for a concert aired on MTV, which resulted in a new album Hell Freezes Over in 1994. For the live MTV performance, the band's signature song "Hotel California" was rearranged into an acoustic version and Felder kicked off the set by performing it with a new, flamenco-style intro.

Felder performed (with all current and former band members) the hits "Take It Easy" and "Hotel California" at the band's 1998 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Manhattan, New York City. He continued as a member of Eagles until 2001.

Band termination and lawsuit against the Eagles

On February 6, 2001, Felder was fired from Eagles. He responded by filing two lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, breach of implied-in-fact contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, reportedly seeking $50 million in damages.[23][24] Felder alleged that from the 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour onward, Henley and Frey had "insisted that they each receive a higher percentage of the band's profits," whereas the money had previously been split in five equal portions. Felder also accused them of coercing him into signing an agreement under which Henley and Frey would receive three times more of the Selected Works: 1972–1999 proceeds than would Felder. This box set, released in November 2000, has sold approximately 267,000 copies and earned over $16 million.

Henley and Frey then countersued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a "tell-all" book. Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles (1974–2001) was published in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2007. The American edition was published by John Wiley & Sons on April 28, 2008, with Felder embarking on a publicity campaign.

On January 23, 2002, the Los Angeles County Court consolidated the two complaints and on May 8, 2007, the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.[25] Despite the settlement, Felder has since filed subsequent lawsuits against Eagles.[26]

Autobiography

Felder's autobiography Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles (1974–2001) was published in early 2008.[1] The book allowed Felder to tell his life story, describe his relationships with Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and to relate his own version of his termination from the band in 2001. In an interview done on April 27, 2008 with Jim Farber of the New York Daily News, Felder is quoted as saying that he "wasn't out to hang people's heads for the whole community to see, that wasn't the point of the book. The point was to tell my story."[27]

Life after Eagles

In a 2008 interview with Howard Stern, Felder affirmed that he remains friends with fellow former members of Eagles Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.[28] When asked if he still had any contact with Frey or Henley, Felder stated that the only replies he gets are from their respective attorneys.

Nearly three decades after the release of Airborne, on October 9, 2012, his second solo album Road to Forever was released, with "Fall from the Grace of Love" as the lead single, a song that featured the harmony vocals of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

When Eagles did their History of the Eagles Tour to coincide with their two-part documentary, it was criticized by Felder for being incomplete.[29] He did not participate in the associated tour.[29]

Since 2005 Felder has been touring with his own band, the Don Felder Band. In 2014, they toured with rock bands Styx and Foreigner. In 2017 Felder toured the US with Styx and REO Speedwagon.

In 2019 Don Felder announced that he'll release his third studio album on April 5th on CD and Vinyl.Called American Rock 'N' Roll.

Death of Glenn Frey

In 2016, the day after Frey's death, Felder told the Associated Press that he felt an "unbelievable sorrow" when he learned about Frey's death. "I had always hoped somewhere along the line, he and I would have dinner together, talking about old times and letting it go with a handshake and a hug."[30]

Discography

with Eagles

Studio albums

Live albums

Compilation albums

Solo releases

Soundtrack contributions

Eagles songs

Eagles songs co-written by Felder

Eagles song featuring Felder on lead vocal

References

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  2. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, pp. 18–19.
  3. ^ Villanueva, Jim (April 4, 2016). "FANTASY LEAGUE: DON FELDER DRAFTED TO ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP TEAM". music.allaccess.com. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  4. ^ Karras, Steve (April 12, 2013). "Lone Eagle Don Felder Speaks". www.sosoactive.com. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
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  6. ^ "Flow (17) - Flow". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  7. ^ "Michael Dinner - The Great Pretender". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  8. ^ Deriso, Nick (November 16, 2012). "Don Felder on the Eagles' "Hotel California", "Heavy Metal", other solo songs". Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "'Who can sing any song better than Don Henley?': Inside the convoluted vocal track for the Eagles' 'Victim of Love' - Something Else!". somethingelsereviews.com. October 28, 2013.
  10. ^ "Henley talks egos, jealousy and bust-ups". news.com.au. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Music's 30 Fiercest Feuds and Beefs". Rolling Stone.
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  13. ^ "Glenn Frey Biography". glennfreyonline.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "History of the Eagles Part One (2013) Movie Script - SS". Springfield! Springfield!. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  15. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, p. 209-210.
  16. ^ Gumbel, Andrew (February 3, 2007). "Eagles reform: checking back into the Hotel California". The Independent. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  17. ^ a b "How The Eagles took it to the limits". Archived from the original on July 18, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). The Times (London). October 12, 2007.
  18. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, p. 210.
  19. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, p. 209.
  20. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  21. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, p. 223.
  22. ^ a b c Premier Guitar (2016-06-07), Rig Rundown - Don Felder, retrieved 2018-10-22
  23. ^ Leeds, Jeff (December 8, 2002). "Reborn Eagles Lose Peaceful, Easy Feeling". Los Angeles Times. p. C-1.
  24. ^ Atwood, Brett (February 12, 2001). "Eagles Sued by Don Felder Over Dismissal". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on June 30, 2007.
  25. ^ Lester, Paul (2015-10-01). "Don Henley: 'There's no partying, no alcohol, it's like a morgue backstage'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  26. ^ Greene, Andy (July 5, 2013). "Eagles Tour Will Feature Founding Guitarist Bernie Leadon". Rolling Stone.
  27. ^ Farber, Jim. "The Eagle Has Landed, Loudly. Don Felder Smiles about Supergroup Days, but He Has a Dark Story." Editorial. New York Daily News [New York City] April 27, 2008, 11th ed.: Web. February 22, 2015.
  28. ^ Felder & Holden 2008, p. 328.
  29. ^ a b Graff, Gary (February 21, 2013). "Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story". Billboard. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  30. ^ Italie, Hillel. "Former Eagle Don Felder Mourns Death of Glenn Frey". ABC News. Retrieved January 30, 2016.

External links

Airborne (Don Felder album)

Airborne is the first solo album by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder recorded during the period that the band was broken up. It was his only solo album until 2012's Road to Forever. It featured Carlos Vega, Joe Vitale, Russ Kunkel, Tris Imboden, Timothy B. Schmit, Jeff Lorber, Paulinho Da Costa, Joe Lala, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason and Albhy Galuten.

Felder's surname on the album cover stylized similar to the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation logo, showing the similarity of spelling and Don Felder's affinity for electric guitars manufactured by Fender.

Chuck Garric

Chuck Garric is a rock bassist who has played with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and Eric Singer Project (ESP). The current bassist for Alice Cooper, Garric has played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding for the past three years.Turd released two records: Turd up the volume and Turdville U.S.A. Garric and Jon Morris from Turd both played in Gene Loves Jezebel for a very short time.

With L.A. Guns he was the touring bassist during part of the time Jizzy Pearl was the band's singer, and replaced touring bassist Stefan Adika, and was himself reportedly fired due to the return of the original lineup.

Garric toured with Dio in 1999-2000 in support of the Magica record. He also co-wrote the song "Death By Love", which appeared on the Dio record Master of the Moon.

Garric has been with Alice Cooper since 2002. He has played on the Eyes of Alice Cooper record and Dirty Diamonds record. He also played on Alice Cooper's 2008 release Along Came a Spider and co-wrote two of the songs on the recording.Garric is also in an original band named Beasto Blanco that released a self-titled CD in 2013.

Garric was the owner of VoiceTrax West recording studio in Studio City, California.

Eagles (band)

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2006, both albums were among the top three best-selling albums in the United States. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands in history, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.—120 million in the U.S. alone. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the number one selling album in the US with more than 38 million album units in sales and streams and Hotel California is the third best selling album with more than 26 million album units in sales and streams. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

The band released their debut album, Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", and "Peaceful Easy Feeling". Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise". The band released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love".

Their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh also joined the band in 1975 replacing Leadon. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 26 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 42 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", and "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They toured consistently and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles.

Following the death of Frey in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing in 2017 with guest musicians Deacon Frey (son of Glenn) and Vince Gill.

Gibson EDS-1275

The Gibson EDS-1275 is a doubleneck Gibson electric guitar, weighing about 13 pounds (5.9 kg) and introduced in 1958. Popularized by both rock and jazz musicians such as Don Felder, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson and John McLaughlin, it was named "the coolest guitar in rock" by the website Gigwise.

Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)

"Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" is a song by Eagles guitarist Don Felder. It is the theme song of the animated film Heavy Metal. It is not to be confused with the song of the same title by Sammy Hagar, also included on the same movie soundtrack. The B-side, "All of You," is also a track on the movie's soundtrack album.

"Heavy Metal" was Felder's only solo chart hit. The song charted in the United States, reaching number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 42 on Cash Box. It spent four months on the pop charts. On the Mainstream Rock chart, "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" peaked at number five.

Hell Freezes Over

Hell Freezes Over is the second live album by the Eagles, released in 1994. The album is the first to be released after the Eagles had reformed following a fourteen-year-long break up. The band's lineup was that of the Long Run era: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. It contains four new studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live in April 1994 for an MTV special. Two Top 40 Mainstream singles, "Get Over It" and "Love Will Keep Us Alive", were released from the album. It also features an acoustic version of "Hotel California". The four new studio recordings are the last to feature Don Felder, who was terminated from the band in 2001.

The album went to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart upon its release where it stayed for two weeks. The album has sold over 9 million copies in the United States.Hell Freezes Over was also released in video form on VHS, LaserDisc and DVD. Before the album was released, the Eagles also started a tour, which would last from 1994 to 1996 and became one of the most successful tours in music history.

History of the Eagles

History of the Eagles is a 2013 two-part authorized documentary about the career of the American rock group the Eagles, directed by Alison Ellwood and co-produced by Alex Gibney. After screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January, it aired on Showtime in February, and was released in April on DVD and Blu-ray with a third disc containing eight songs from the band's performance at the Capital Centre in March 1977. A concert tour of the same name took place from 2013-2015, visiting North America, Europe, and Oceania.At the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the film received the award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming. It was also nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera).The Super Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set received a Bronze Prize at the 2013 Key Art Awards.

Hole in the World

"Hole in the World" is a song by the Eagles, written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, released in 2003.

This is the first Eagles recording without guitarist Don Felder since 1974, and it was released as a DVD single with some bonus tracks: the "Hole in the World" Stereo Mix & 5.1 Multichannel track, the video, outtakes from the video and a trailer for the DVD Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne.

"Hole in the World" appears on the 2003 compilation album The Very Best Of, as well the DVD (only in the first edition). It was also included as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of the 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden.

Hotel California

"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder (music), Don Henley, and Glenn Frey (lyrics). The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh.

The song is considered the most famous recording by the band, and its long guitar coda has been voted the best guitar solo of all time by readers of Guitarist in 1998. The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. The lyrics of the song have been given various interpretations by fans and critics alike, the Eagles themselves described the song as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles". In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said that the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience... that's all..."Since its release, "Hotel California" has been covered by a number of artists and has become a part of international popular culture. Julia Phillips proposed adapting the song into a film, but the members of the Eagles disliked the idea and it never came to fruition. Commercially, "Hotel California" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several international charts.

Jeff Coffey

Jeff Coffey is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently bassist and background vocalist for Don Felder From 2016-2018 he was bassist and lead vocalist for the band Chicago.

Loren Gold

Loren Gold is an American keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter. Since 2012, Loren has been the keyboardist / backup vocalist for The Who, including Roger Daltrey since 2009. Other artists he has toured with include Kenny Loggins, Don Felder, and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. Loren builds and hires bands for major tours, those of which have included pop stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Loren has two instructional books published through Alfred Music.

Love Will Keep Us Alive

"Love Will Keep Us Alive" is a song written by Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack, and Peter Vale, and produced by the Eagles, Elliot Scheiner, and Rob Jacobs. It was first performed by the Eagles in 1994, during their "Hell Freezes Over" reunion tour, with lead vocals by bassist Timothy B. Schmit. This is the last single to feature Don Felder, who was terminated from the band in 2001.

Although the song was never formally released as a single in the US, and thus was not eligible to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 under the rules then in place, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in early 1995 and reached number 22 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart. In the United Kingdom, "Love Will Keep Us Alive" was issued as a single and peaked at number 52 on the UK Singles Chart.Aside from being on the album Hell Freezes Over, the song appears on the Eagles' box set, Selected Works 1972-1999 and the 2003 compilation album, The Very Best Of.

Paul Carrack recorded the song for his 1996 album, Blue Views; it also featured on his 2006 compilation album, Greatest Hits - The Story So Far.

In 2011, Paul Carrack and Timothy B. Schmit recorded the song in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and released it in the UK on the Carrack label.

Mike Fasano

Mike "The Sack" Fasano is a drummer who has toured and recorded for several bands, including Warrant, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Tiger Army and Gilby Clarke. He has also played with guitarist Ryan Roxie in the bands Dad's Porno Mag and Roxie 77.

Fasano, who is a close friend of Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, also guested on that band's album "The Spaghetti Incident?" on the cover of Nazareth's "Hair Of The Dog". He later also played with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke on several of his later solo albums.

He also worked with Green Day as a drum tech when the band was recording the American Idiot album back in 2004.

His nickname "The Sack" became legend early in his life and has been reinforced by songs describing it as a "Big Ole Italian Scrotum, Hanging from his Crack" (Kitty Litter Disco - "Welcome to the Kitty Litter Disco")

One of These Nights (song)

"One of These Nights" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. The title track from their One of These Nights album, the song became their second single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart after "Best of My Love" and also helped propel the album to number one. The single version was shortened from the album version of the song, removing most of the song's intro and most of its fade-out, as well. Henley is lead vocalist on the verses, while Randy Meisner sings high harmony (not lead) on the refrain. The song features a guitar solo by Don Felder that is "composed of blues-based licks and sustained string bends using an unusually meaty distortion tone."

Sean McNabb

Sean McNabb (born September 24, 1965) is an American actor, musician/bassist and singer. While still on tour with rock bands, he is also acting and writing, composing, and singing music for TV and film. In 2015, he released his first solo music as a lead singer, ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘America.’ Both are also featured in the film ‘Rockstory.’

McNabb was born in South Bend, Indiana. At age 21, he became the bass player of the 1980s metal band Quiet Riot, replacing Chuck Wright.McNabb joined Dokken as their bassist in 2009 and was a mainstay with the band until 2014. He has recorded over 35 CDs in his discography. He has also toured and recorded with House of Lords (where he again replaced Wright), Great White, Lynch Mob, Montrose, Queensrÿche, Jack Wagner, Don Felder, Edgar Winter, Maya, Bad Moon Rising, Rough Cutt, Burning Rain, and XYZ. Sean can be heard on the Dr. Phil Show in the music tracks and the I'm Loving It, McDonald's breakfast commercials. Sean has also performed with several pop artists, country, blues, and folk singer/songwriters.

In addition to music, he is acting in Hollywood in film and television and has twenty credits on IMDB. Of note, he appeared on FX TV's Sons of Anarchy and as host of Best of AXS TV Concerts 2012 - Legends of Rock. He starred along TV and Broadway greats in Los Angeles plays. He has appeared in films, TV and in commercials. He was on the cover, and was profiled, by the Beverly Hills Times as a rising star in the world of acting.

McNabb is also active in the Los Angeles charity scene (including celebrity golf tournaments and Harley rides), appearing in such magazines as Angeleno, and LA Confidential. He married Los Angeles based KTTV news anchor Christine Devine on September 9, 2016. He has a daughter, Lauriel, and a grandson, Malcolm.

The Long Run (album)

The Long Run is the sixth studio album by American rock group the Eagles. It was released in 1979, on Asylum in the United States and in the United Kingdom. This was the first Eagles album to feature Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner and the last full studio album to feature Don Felder before his termination from the band in 2001.

This was the band's final studio album for Asylum Records, and would turn out to be their last studio album until 2007's Long Road Out of Eden.

Three singles were released from the album, "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", and "I Can't Tell You Why". "Heartache Tonight" reached No. 1 on the singles chart and won a Grammy Award. The album was certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA and has sold more than eight million copies in the US.

There Goes the Neighborhood (album)

There Goes the Neighborhood is the fifth solo studio album by the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh, guitarist for the Eagles. The album was released in early 1981, on the record label Asylum, three years after Walsh's album But Seriously, Folks.... A commercial and critical success, it is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of Walsh's solo work.

The album features contributions from two Eagles' members Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit as well as session musicians including Russ Kunkel, David Lindley, Bob Mayo, and Victor Feldman.

The album peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200. The album only spawned one single, "A Life of Illusion", which would become one of Walsh's most popular songs. The single also topped the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Timothy Drury

Timothy Drury (born July 5, 1961) is an American keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist. He was the keyboard player in rock band Whitesnake until September 2010. He is the son of actor James Drury.

He got his big breakthrough when he was asked to play keyboards on Don Henley's End of the Innocence tour in 1989. Since that time he has been touring with famous musicians and bands such as the Eagles, Don Felder, Bryan Adams, Melissa Etheridge and Stevie Nicks. He co-wrote Henley's single, "Everything is Different Now", and co-wrote a song on Stevie Nicks record, "That Made Me Stronger",Drury toured as a member of Whitesnake on their extensive world tour to promote their record, "Good To Be Bad". He performed on their 2011 album Forevermore. He tours as a keyboardist for Don Felder. He performed on Felder's latest record, Road to Forever and co-wrote nine songs on the album.Drury appeared and performed on the August 12, 2010 episode of John Wants Answers, and created the show's outro music.

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