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Download PDF. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the bands wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios an Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles , Don Felder with Wendy Holden, pp. Books; Classic Rock Corner. The description of how the members of arguably the most popular rock band in the world were unable to stand each other offstage, let alone socialize.
Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story
Although his father could be a brute with his belt, he also encouraged Felder to pursue his gift for music.
This encouragement led Felder to the guitar with which he hoped to emulate his hero B. While his older brother went to college and law school, Felder struggled to get through high school and fell in with the hippie culture of that era. On his own, Felder kicked around Florida, befriending the late Duane Allman and hanging with his childhood buddy, Bernie Leadon. Multi-instrumentalist Leadon, on the other hand, moved west to Los Angeles and gained fame with The Flying Burrito Brothers and as a founding member of the Eagles.
For years, Leadon pleaded with his friend to join him and the growing musical movement on the west coast. Felder chose to toil away in New York and Boston in a band that went nowhere, and doing session work. More important to him, Felder reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Susan, fell in love and they got married. During a tour stop in Boston, Leadon finally convinced Felder and his bride to travel west.
Soon thereafter, Felder was asked to join the band. In reading Heaven and Hell , one expects the tawdry exploits of a band at the height of their success. In fact, knowing the book was held up in court, the mind runs wild contemplating what exactly Felder wanted to reveal about his famous former bandmates. Without the vices, we are left looking at two men, Henley and Frey, slowly taking over control of the band with their own ambition and greed.
Their greed becomes so powerful that these two force out the original members of the band and strike up shitty deals with newer members albeit, multimillion dollar shitty deals. As the band achieved massive success with their multiplatinum album, Greatest Hits it continues to be the best-selling album of all time , Leadon quit and was replaced by Joe Walsh.
Pressure mounted to follow up the greatest hits album with something bigger and better. That follow-up was Hotel California. The title track from that album was something Felder primarily wrote by himself. He does a fine job of detailing the birth of this classic song, how it grew from a melody that popped in his head, to the opening guitar part, and then into a full length demo complete with the dueling guitar solos at the end. All that was missing were the lyrics.
Felder makes an effort to jump back and forth between the wild world of touring and what was going on with his wife and three children.
The guilt he feels over missing so much of their lives and cheating on Susan, the woman who supported him through all of the hard times, is palpable. His confessions of love continue up until the moment she finds independence and starts a business of her own. After that, the marriage falls apart and a bitterness creeps into the book that I find a tad unfounded.
There is an even greater bitterness toward Henley and Frey, primarily at Frey. Of all the people in this book, Frey comes off looking the worst. He manipulates, insults and does just about anything he can to get his own way. Henley is no saint, mind you, but Felder has a much higher regard for the pensive drummer, lavishing praise on most of his solo albums and the quality of his lyrics.
On the surface, they appeared to have buried the hatchet, but behind the scenes, these men were barely speaking. After that tour ended, talks began of a new album. Before that could happen, though, Azoff, Frey and Henley came up with new contract for the band members who included Timothy B.
Schmidt on bass, having joined the band in after Frey browbeat Meisner into quitting. Finally fed up with their bullshit, Felder stood up to them, questioning the terms of the deals. This led to his dismissal from the band. In describing the news that he would no longer be an Eagle, Felder appears more heartbroken than when his marriage ended. But this makes sense. After dedicating most of his adult life to the legacy of this band, and sacrificing his family relationships and watching his marriage crumble, this was the ultimate blow.
Blood is thicker than water, they say. We shed enough blood, sweat, and tears in the three decades we spent together, and our ties are strong. On the whole, Heaven and Hell is a good read for any fan of rock and roll and anyone who is looking for a rags-to-riches story that ends on a positive note. Felder seems like a decent guy who is trying to be honest about his feelings. His writing style falls somewhere between confessional blogger and the ramblings of an aging rocker regaling you with war stories between sets and shots backstage at a middling dive somewhere in the southwest.
This may explain why Wendy Holden was brought in to co-write. For most people, Felder was always the mysterious member of the Eagles; in concert, he never took center stage and sang lead vocals on a song.
He always let he guitar speak for him. With this memoir, Felder has finally found his voice, and he steps into the spotlight with confidence. Scott Malchus is a writer, filmmaker and die hard Cleveland Indians fan. The opinions expressed on Popdose are his own and do not reflect those of his employer. Email: Malchus popdose. Follow him MrMalchus. Press ESC to close. Books , Bookshelf. Show Comments. Share Article:. Scott Malchus. Book Review: Deanna M.
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Although his father could be a brute with his belt, he also encouraged Felder to pursue his gift for music. This encouragement led Felder to the guitar with which he hoped to emulate his hero B. While his older brother went to college and law school, Felder struggled to get through high school and fell in with the hippie culture of that era. On his own, Felder kicked around Florida, befriending the late Duane Allman and hanging with his childhood buddy, Bernie Leadon. Multi-instrumentalist Leadon, on the other hand, moved west to Los Angeles and gained fame with The Flying Burrito Brothers and as a founding member of the Eagles.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says "it was a pleasure and delight" both to be part of and to check out the vintage footage in the two-part "History of the Eagles" documentary now airing on Showtime. But he considers the authorized "History" to be a bit incomplete.
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