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Glenn Frey's Son, Deacon, Is Going To Replace His Dad On Eagles Tour

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by ZackyDog, May 18, 2017.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Don is one of the greats, but he burned a couple of bridges.

     
  2. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Didn't Henley say, right after Frey's death, "that's it, the Eagles are no more"? (I paraphrase)
     
  3. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Presumably he said that when he had more money.
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Don't know if he has any kids but imagine Brian Setzer being replaced in the Stray cats. GT would implode with the indignity.
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ..... just another thought

    Do you really think Adam Lambert is drawing the crowds that Freddie mercury did with Queen ? I saw Queen / Freddie Mercury when he was alive , 3 times . There is nobody like him . I don't even have the interest to see Queen now .
     
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  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    The only "substitution" like this I could stomach was Jason replacing John Bonham. THAT seemed "right."

    Actually, Van Hagar too BUT- I don't compare those 2 bands, they were different. But Van Halen w/o Anothiny? No- maybe if Anthony was DEAD the nepotism would be tolerated, but NO. I've been done with EVH's antics for years now.

    But Journey with the Phillipino guy? NO. Bon Jovi w/o Sambora? No. Aerosmith w/o Perry? No.

    Frankly, I don't see AC/DC anymore w/o Malcom, and CERTAINLY NOT with that [email protected] singing now.
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Freakin hysterical...

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  9. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, a couple of things here. Back in the day when Freddie was alive the band was relevant and pushing the musical envelope. It's clear he was the main songwriter.
    Brian May is still writing new material but it's not having much of an impact.
    When I saw Adam Lambert with the band a couple of years ago, the place was packed and the show was really good. Lambert actually has a greater vocal range than Freddie. The show was very tastefully done and often became a Freddie Tribute through the video screen. Roger Taylor's kid came out and played drums for a couple of numbers. I wouldn't hesitate to go back and see them, if only to watch Dr. May play.
     
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  10. Axeman

    Axeman Electromatic

    74
    Apr 25, 2014
    Ottawa
    Yeah, but I just find it sad that they can't just put it behind them. Love Felder's guitar playing. And for the record he is a WAY better singer than Joe Walsh.
     
  11. fishman919

    fishman919 Electromatic

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Lubbock TX
    My favorite Eagles line up was with Felder, Meisner, and Leadon. I would have loved to see that group back in the day.
     
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  12. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Derek Trucks joining his uncle's old band wasn't such a bad idea, although they play different instruments. I
     
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  13. Mudshark

    Mudshark Gretschie

    364
    Jul 20, 2012
    Canada
    I won’t comment on Frey’s son but I did find this interesting...

    I grew up listening to the Eagles and saw them on their first tour supporting Jethro Tull and later on their huge “Hotel California Tour”. Their music was a soundtrack for many of us in the late 70s and early 80s.

    It would appear that The Eagles management is suing a small hotel in the small Baja town of Todas Santos for using the name “Hotel California”.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/386895-eagles-lawsuit-hotel-california/

    Historically this old hotel was named in the 50s long before they they wrote the song.

    I bought a t-shirt with the “Hotel California” name on it a couple of years ago while visiting this quaint little place. Check Todas Santos out if you are ever in the Baja much more authentic than Cabos.
    HotelCAL1950WEB.jpg hcalif.jpg
    todas2.jpg
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    58
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    thanks for the insight