Happy Birthday to Don Henley, who turns 71 today (July 22nd)!!! Henley and the late-Glenn Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971, and are responsible for the band's best loved songs, including “Hotel California,” “One Of These Nights,” “Desperado,” “Best Of My Love,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Take It To The Limit,” “New Kid In Town,” “The Long Run,” and many more.
Earlier this month, ESPN aired the new Eagles concert Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018). The band, which features Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, hit the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, critically-acclaimed concerts on September 12th, 14th, and 15th, 2018. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and concert film set for release on October 16th through Rhino in a variety of audio and video formats, including Blu-ray, CD, Vinyl, and Streaming.
Back on June 2nd, Don Henley appeared virtually before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee in an effort to push forward on what he believes are outdated copyright laws for songwriters and performers. He told the committee that the online services that post musical content are done so at the expense of his “brothers and sisters in the creative community” and labeling the payment structure as being “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.”