A stretch of road in Glenn Frey's hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan, is to be renamed after the late Eagles founder member.
Glenn's death aged 67 on 18 January (16) prompted fans of the Hotel California musician to campaign for the city to consider proposals to honour its famous son.
On Thursday (11Feb16), officials at the Royal Oak School Board, where Glenn was once a pupil, unanimously voted to change the name of a stretch of road which runs parallel to the school to 'Glenn Frey Drive'.
The new signs honouring the rock legend will be installed during a ceremony on 18 February (16), with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison telling the Detroit Free Press, "I don't think we can come up with a better tribute to one of our most famous residents."
Continue reading: Glenn Frey's Hometown To Name Road After Eagles Founder
The surviving members of the Eagles are to regroup at the Grammy Awards to perform a tribute to their late bandmate Glenn Frey.
The 67 year old passed away on 18 January (16) after a long battle with poor health, and he is among the late stars who will be remembered at the upcoming music industry prizegiving in Los Angeles on 15 February (16).
It has now been revealed that Frey's bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Joe Walsh, and Tim Schmidt will reunite at the awards show to perform a poignant tribute to the late rocker.
His longtime friend and collaborator Jackson Browne will also be a part of the Eagles' set, performing the band's 1972 hit Take It Easy which he co-wrote with Frey.
Continue reading: Eagles Stars To Honour Glenn Frey At Grammy Awards
Doctors Fought Hard To Save Eagles Star Glenn Frey As He Came In And Out Of A Coma During The Last Weeks Of His Life, According To The Rocker's Longtime Friend Bob Seger.
The 67-year-old musician passed away on Monday (18Jan16) after suffering complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey's longtime friend and fellow Detroit, Michigan native Bob Seger has now revealed the rocker was busy working on a stage show based on the Eagles' Hotel California until November (15) when his health took a turn for the worse.
He spent months in hospital as doctors battled to save his life, and Seger admits the team tried everything to keep him alive.
Continue reading: Bob Seger: 'Glenn Frey Was In And Out Of Coma In Final Months'
Bruce Springsteen Paid Tribute To Late Eagles Founder Glenn Frey By Covering One Of The Band's Songs During A Concert In Chicago, Illinois On Tuesday (19jan16).
After playing a set at the city's United Center venue, the E Street Band leader returned to the stage to perform an acoustic version of the Eagles' hit Take It Easy in memory of Glenn, who died on Monday (18Jan16).
Violinist Soozie Tyrell joined the veteran rocker for the sombre performance, and Bruce posted a picture of his moving tribute on Twitter.com, captioning the image, "The @UnitedCenter all lit up for Take It Easy in memory of Glenn Frey. #TheRiverTourChicago."
Eagles manager Irving Azoff thanked Bruce for his gesture by tweeting, "Thanks Bruce. You're a class act."
Continue reading: Bruce Springsteen Honours Glenn Frey With Musical Tribute
Eagles Star Don Felder Has Paid Tribute To Late Singer/songwriter And Bandmate Glenn Frey, Calling Him The "James Dean Of The Band".
The Heat Is On singer lost his battle with poor health on Monday (18Jan16), prompting many famous fans, friends and colleagues to hit social media with fond farewells.
Bandmate Don Henley offered up a statement, calling Frey his "brother", and now Felder has revealed he has a "heavy heart filled with sorrow” following Frey’s death.
The rocker, who joined the Eagles in 1974, and performed with Henley and Frey in the band until 1980 and again from 1994 to 2001, writes, "Glenn’s passing was so unexpected... He was so young and still full of amazing genius. He was an extremely talented songwriter, arranger, leader, singer, guitarist – you name it – and Glenn could do it and create 'MAGIC' on the spot.
Continue reading: Eagles Star Don Felder Pays Tribute To Bandmate Glenn Frey
Frey, a founding member of The Eagles passed away on Monday, aged 67.
Friends and fans of Glenn Frey have been paying tribute to The Eagles’ guitarist and songwriter, who passed away on Monday aged 67. Frey founded The Eagles in 1971 along with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner and was responsible for co-writing the band’s biggest hit ‘Hotel California’.
Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles passed away on Monday, aged 67.
Frey’s death was announced in a statement, posted to the band’s Facebook page on Monday. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016,” the band wrote.
Continue reading: Friends And Fans Pay Tribute To The Eagles' Glenn Frey
Eagles Manager Irving Azoff Partly Blames Medications For The Death Of Rocker Glenn Frey On Monday (18jan16).
The guitarist, 67, passed away due to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, and now their longtime manager Azoff says the latter two were caused by the medicines Frey was taking to treat the inflammatory disorder.
"The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds," Azoff tells TheWrap.com. "He died from complications of ulcer and colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis which he had for over 15 years."
Azoff, who did not disclose the name of the medication in question, says he's still in shock following the news of his dear pal's death, adding, "I wouldn't have been the success that I've been without Glenn Frey teaching me, leading me and supporting me for over 40 years... He was a passionate family man, a great father, a great humanitarian, and he's gone way too soon."
Continue reading: Irving Azoff: 'Medications Partly To Blame For Glenn Frey's Death'
Eagles Star Don Henley Has Paid Tribute To His Late Bandmate Glenn Frey, Calling The Guitarist "The Man With The Plan" In A Heartfelt Statement.
Frey lost has battle with multiple ailments on Monday (18Jan16), aged 67, and a host of music stars, famous fans and friends have taken to social media to remember The Heat is On singer.
Drummer/singer Henley has added his name to the list, by issuing a statement, in which he says Frey was "like a brother to me".
"We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction," Don writes. "But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved.
Eagles Co-founder Glenn Frey Has Died, Aged 67.
The guitarist had been battling "intestinal issues" for months prior to his passing, and his health troubles prompted the Eagles to bow out of plans to accept their Kennedy Center Honor in December (15).
At the time of the November (15) announcement, the group's spokesman, Larry Solters, simply revealed Frey needed "major surgery" and required a lengthy period of time to recover.
Frey eventually passed away from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Continue reading: Eagles Co-founder Glenn Frey Dead At 67
Veteran Rockers Eagles Are Pressing Ahead With Plans For A Broadway Musical Centred Around Their Iconic Song Hotel California.
The band's guitarist Glenn Frey hinted earlier this year (15) that an Eagles-based stage show could be in the pipeline because he was getting inspiration from his frequent trips to see Broadway performances.
Now drummer Don Henley has confirmed the musicians are working on the project, which will be a musical theatre show featuring the band's back catalogue, with a plot based mainly around their most famous song.
Henley tells Mojo magazine, "I would say at this point in time that another album is rather unlikely but I have learned to never say never. We do have plans however to develop a Broadway musical based on our catalogue - primarily around the song Hotel California, but it would employ a great many of the songs going back to the beginning."
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