New Eagles album in the works?
Ryan Summerlin February 1, 2007
LAS VEGAS, Nev. ” After nearly 30 years since their last hit, classic rock group the Eagles ” a band that has long had ties to Aspen ” may soon release their first album of all-new music.
Founding member and Woody Creeker Don Henley said during a private weekend concert that the band was nearing completion on an album of all-new material, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday.
“It’s coming out in 60 to 90 days, if we don’t kill each other first,” Henley, 59, told the crowd Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Eagles and Henley spokesman Larry Solters said Wednesday there was no comment.
“Hell Freezes Over” in 1994 was the Eagles last studio album. It has been nearly 30 years since the band had a hit, the Grammy-winning single “Heartache Tonight,” off 1979’s “The Long Run.”
The group officially disbanded in 1982, then they reunited in 1994 for a comeback tour featuring Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmit and Don Felder. The tour got its unofficial start in Aspen, when what was billed as a benefit concert by Frey at the old Double Diamond actually featured the entire band.
The Eagles appeared together again in 1998, with past members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2002, the Eagles played for a private audience at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House, but a hoped-for live sumulcast of the concert didn’t come together.
Henley owns a place in Woody Creek, though it’s up for sale. Frey has long owned a residence in Old Snowmass, downvalley of Aspen.
The band played its second live performance ever in Aspen, back in the early ’70s, and Frey’s solo tune, “Party Town,” is supposedly about the resort.
More recently, Henley was a headliner at last year’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival.