"Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider''s keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told."
--Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, "Rolling Stone"
From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. "Hotel California" brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell''s house; the Eagles'' backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.A. music scene; and more.