The former Eagles bassist, who quit the group in 1977, reported to police that his wife had been accidentally shot in the head on Sunday night. LAPD reports that coroners are ruling accidental death.
The wife of The Eagles’ co-founder Randy Meisner has been shot and killed at the couple’s home in Los Angeles, according to police, with reports of domestic abuse also alleged.
Lana Rae Meisner, 63, was shot in the head and died on Sunday night (March 6th) at their Studio City home that she had shared with the group’s founding bassist Randy for the last twenty years.
In a report by TMZ, Lana dialled 911 to report domestic abuse approximately an hour and a half before Randy called police to report that his wife had been killed. Police sources told the gossip site that she told officers that he was waving a BB gun around was acting “erratically” and threatening her.
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.
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Veteran Rockers The Eagles Have Deferred Plans To Accept Their Kennedy Center Honor Until Next Year (16) As Co-founder Glenn Frey Faces Health Troubles.
The Take It Easy stars were due to be feted for their contributions to American culture alongside fellow honourees including George Lucas and Carole King at the 6 December (15) ceremony in Washington, D.C., but the group has bowed out of the ceremony to allow Frey time to undergo "major surgery" and recover.
The guitarist, who turns 67 on Friday (06Nov15), requires an operation to treat "previous intestinal issues", according to a statement released by the group's spokesman, Larry Solters, on Wednesday (04Nov15). Frey has previously blamed his health struggles on his prior drug use.
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The Eagles Star Don Henley Has Scored A Legal Victory Against Bosses At A Clothing Company He Accused Of Misappropriating His Name As Part Of An Online Advertising Campaign.
In a lawsuit filed last year (14), the rocker claimed Duluth Trading Co. bosses infringed on his trademark in an email advert for its Henley T-shirts with the line 'Don a Henley and Take It Easy' - a reference to the classic Eagles song, written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne.
Henley has now settled with bosses at Duluth Trading Co. and they have issued an apology to the rocker as part of an agreement.
A statement on the company website reads: "We appreciate and respect what Mr. Henley has meant to music and we now see that our use of his name and an Eagles' song title in our advertisement was inappropriate.
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The Eagles Star Don Henley Is Following Steven Tyler's Example And Recording A Solo Country Album.
Tyler relocated to Nashville, Tennessee at the beginning of 2015 and he has been working with the music mecca's top songwriters on a solo album, and now The Boys of Summer hitmaker is hoping to become the latest rocker to go country.
His new album Cass County will be released later this year (15).
He says, "I’ve recorded 17 songs and I’ve been working on it for the last four or five years. It has a country flavour and I intend to record a couple more songs and then we’ll start the culling process."
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The Eagles' current world tour has proved a huge success after raking in more than $145 million (£85.2 million) in just 12 months.
The Hotel California legends hit the road on their History of the Eagles trek last July (13), performing across North America and Europe.
Their manager, Irving Azoff, has now revealed the shows pulled in massive profits as the band played to more than 1.1 million fans around the globe.
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Rock legends The Eagles helped re-open Los Angeles' fabled Forum venue on Wednesday night (15Jan14) with a hits set featuring original guitarist Bernie Leadon.
The group returned to the concert mecca following a $100 million (£62.5 million) makeover, and singer Glenn Frey was thrilled to be part of the relaunch.
Taking a moment during the band's 28-song set that was arranged chronologically, he told fans, "This is going to become the premier large venue", adding, "It's about the only facelift I care for in Hollywood."
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Drummer hopes that the doc will act as a "tutorial" to today's bands
The Eagles were in London for the premiere of a new documentary that charts the band’s career until their first split and then again from when they re-formed in 1994. The documentary has been split into two parts to reflect the two eras of The Eagles career, and the band’s drummer Don Henley was on hand to reflect on what’s been a crazy ride for the multi-million selling soft rock group.
"We're all proud of the work we did, and that's what it really shows me” he reflected to Sky News at the premiere, "We played hard certainly, but we worked hard as well. That's the way we got where we did. We all have a good work ethic. We come from blue-collar working class families and we learned how to get the job done."
Henley was aware of the legacy that The Eagles had, but was humble in saying that he hoped the documentary would prove a good lesson for today’s bands – for better or worse. "I hope it's a good tutorial for them” he said. "Nowadays you have all these TV shows where you become an instant star - and I don't know if that's a good thing. Five minutes has turned into five seconds now." The DVD of the documentary comes out on April 29th.
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Queens of the Stone Age's new album is sounding ''so badass,'' according to the band's close friend Jesse Hughes.
Queens Of The Stone Age's new album is sounding ''so badass.''
The 'Little Sister' band are recording the follow up to 2007's 'Era Vulgaris' and friend of the band Jesse Hughes says he's excited about what he's heard so far.
He told NME.com: ''The s**t I've heard from the new Queens album is so badass. It's really cool.
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