Don Felder

It’s been about 14 years since Don Felder was officially fired from The Eagles, yet, still to this day, Don Felder has his own story, and so do The Eagles. The oddest part about the whole thing is that both stories match up pretty well. When The Eagles first broke up, the straw that broke the camel’s back was the fight between Glenn Frey and Don Felder, after a fundraising show for Senator Alan Cranston. Don Felder said to Senator Cranston “You’re welcome…I guess,” for appearing at the fundraiser. This caused a huge verbal battle onstage, in between songs, which ultimately led to Don Felder walking off stage, busting a guitar, jumping in his limousine and taking off, with Glenn Frey wanting to kill him! After the 1994 Eagles reunion, things seemed to be going fine, then it all went South again. Don Felder wasn’t satisfied with the amount of money he was making. He was upset that Don Henley and Glenn Frey were getting a bigger cut. Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt were fine with it. Everybody knew that Henley and Frey kept the Eagles name alive in the 80’s, with their successful solo careers. Not only that, but at this point, Henley and Frey were the only two original members left in the band. At any rate, The Eagles fired Don Felder, and the relationship has been nothing but tense ever since. Don Felder’s side of the story isn’t much different from the band’s side. Hear Felder’s side of the story below, in 2 part videos from his appearance on The Artie Lange Show:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhXDx65h-7M
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u__3BqzDOnE

Tuning the guitar

Tuning the guitar

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