Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight, Apollo 11 landing on the Moon…In June 1972 when the debut album by a Southern California-based band The Eagles was quietly released, it had none of the anticipated date-with-destiny public spectacle shared by all of the aforementioned events. But history proved that the original quartet’s first flight would quickly allow a career to take wing that would soon soar, resulting in The Eagles becoming the most popular American band ever. Original member Randy Meisner & co-founder the late Glenn Frey are with me In the Studio for the story on the 50th anniversary of The Eagles.
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“Hotel California” by The Eagles… impressive combination of cinematic vision, songcraft, and high tech production seemed to be coming from a place in the near future to which the rest of rock would have to catch up…Joe Walsh, Don Henley, & the late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey are my guests In the Studio for “Hotel CA” .
Driving halfway across America not long after the June 1975 release of “One of These Nights” by The Eagles is when I truly realized just how massively popular this band had become. Original Eagles singer/ bass player Randy Meisner and the late Eagles co-founder singer/ guitarist Glenn Frey joined me here In the Studio in a classic rock interview,precious now with Frey’s passing, about the album which single-handedly took country and western music from the bunkhouse to Broadway.
Until the day that he died in January 2016, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey was exceedingly proud of their second album, 1973’s “Desperado” . Purely in popularity and chart stats, that sophomore record had the lowest glide path of any Eagles effort, yet in this exclusive In the Studio interview Frey and original Eagles bass player/ singer/ songwriter Randy Meisner make a detailed case for why “Desperado” may be the most important one of all.
Glenn Frey, a founding member, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Eagles, has died. The band confirmed the news on Monday (Jan. 18) with a statement on its website.”Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia,” read the statement. “Words can […]
“Can’t Buy a Thrill” in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow, but my guests Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker explain why that’s the case In the Studio on the evergreen album’s 50th anniversary.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of their breakout live album “Full House”, it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party hosted by lead singer Peter Wolf In the Studio.
After years of struggle as the undercard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, in 1984 Sammy Hagar answered the bell and came out swinging, scoring a technical knockout with his mainstream hit “I Can’t Drive 55” from his eighth solo album “VOA”. Then in 1987 Sammy won by a knockout with his solo album “I Never Said Goodbye”, at #14 his highest charting album ever, and that while being newly installed as Van Halen’s lead singer. Sammy Hagar is my guest In the Studio.
When artist manager-turned-media mogul David Geffen started his first Los Angeles-based record label Asylum Records, his first signing was Jackson Browne and his third deal was with the Eagles. Who was Geffen’s second signing? Hometown heroes Jo Jo Gunne. marking the golden anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, singer/songwrite/pianist Jay Ferguson reveals all kinds of influences when he told me, “If Sly and the Family Stone and Little Feat had a love child, it would have been Jo Jo Gunne!” Here In the Studio Jay tells the innocent tale of “Run Run Run”,”Shake That Fat”,”Babylon”,” 99 Days”,”Barstow Blue Eyes”, and”Take It Easy”.