Heaven and Hell My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) (Hardcover)
|Author: Don/ Holden Felder|
|The Eagles wrote the soundtrack to the seventies and eighties, but backstage there were no peaceful, easy feelings. For the first time ever, a member of the band tells what life in the fast lane was really like. Two 16-page photo inserts.
From The Publisher:
The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever, and Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975 is the bestselling album of all time in the United States. Through breakup and comeback, arguments and lawsuits, their popularity has continued to soar for more than three decades. Now band member and guitarist DonFelder finally breaks the Eagles' years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes— -where drugs, greed, and endless acrimony threatened to break up the band almost daily.
In Heaven and Hell, Felder shares every part of the band's wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms where he, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley had their ultimate confrontation. Yet, beyond the mayhem and clashing egos that have become standard-issue in rock-and-roll memoirs, Felder also remembers the joy of writing powerful new songs with his bandmates; the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans; and the hard work, dedication, and creativity that each band member brought to the music, even in the worst of times.
Offering even-handed and perceptive portraits of every member of the Eagles, Heaven and Hell is a thrilling and thoughtful, raucous and bittersweet tale about the love of music and the price of fame.
About The Author:
Eagles guitarist Don Felder provides an intense and intimate look behind the scenes of one of America's most popular rock groups. He exposes the drug-fueled parties, the fights and bad-blood that constantly threatened to break up the band, and the hard work and creative chemistry that led to three decades of hits and such immortal songs as "Hotel California."