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on 1 September 2017
Superb!
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on 9 February 2015
A must read, an invite into the Eagles.
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on 21 July 2014
fantastic
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on 5 March 2017
This book offers a truly damning account of life in a legendary band. As a huge fan of the Eagles I almost wish I hadn't read it. Don Felder offers a candid and brutally forthright account of his time in the band, the out of control egos of Don Henley and Glen Frey (RIP), the cruelty and utter dismissiveness of not only Don but of his contribution to the band, and the complete abandonment and cowardice of Timothy B Schmidt and Joe Walsh towards their band member. Of course there are always 2 sides to every story and in this book we are only hearing one side, but considering that 'the gods' Henley, Frey and Azoff as Don calls them had to fork out a considerable amount over to Don in court it isn't hard to believe that much of this book is accurate.
Dons sheer honesty of the actions within the band, especially his reaction to being fired, where he admits to practically begging for his job back is wonderfully refreshing and offers an insight to the guts of the guy.
Don comes across as a true gentleman and all round nice guy guilty of only asking questions that any band member would be entitled to ask.
In the Eagles documentary there is a running thread of the band only doing what's best for the band. Well judging by the quality of the album that was released after Don was fired I would say its clear that firing Don from the band was certainly not in the best interests of the band.
Buy this book
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on 8 July 2015
Some points I think must be made clear, in my opinion:

01) Even bashing Henley and Frey a lot, he says a lot of times that the best ideas usually came from them and that progressively they reached a creative peak and transformed themselves in the main songwriters. He takes absolutely nothing away from Frey and Henley's amazing musical talent;

02) Even if Felder has made millions of dollars, in his opinion he should have made more. It's his opinion. It's the same opinion a lot of employees have, even when the owner of the company in which they work was the one with the "talent" to put the enterprise together. In this kind of consideration, it does not matter the salary;

03) Frey and Henley are indeed the Eagles, however it was not Felder who went after them: the Eagles went after Felder; the Eagles proposed equal partnership, not Felder;

04) Losing a wife and kids is absolutely common ocurrence, even if you're NOT a rock star! In its mind, he was a good father even if his job was to travel around a lot. Again, it's a matter of opinion and, sicne he's writing the book, he's entitled to;

05) He wrote "just" HOTEL CALIFORNIA": one of the greatest guitar solos ever. The fact that there isn't a lot of other material from him in Eagles albums does not mean he's not a good songwriter. A lot of great bands has this kind of dynamics: the bosses simply won't listen to your material;

06) Like a lot of rock biographies, I expected to know a whole more of song writing process, guitar chords used, etc. This book has not them all, but has a lot more than other rock biographies around;

This is an above average rock biography and it's not an Eagles biography! It has Don Felder's history and Don Felder's point of view about the Eagles, just that. He never said this was an Eagles biography.
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on 22 October 2016
I really enjoyed this audio book.
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on 26 April 2017
A peek into how one of the most successful bands operated.
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on 6 July 2016
A more honest and complete look at what went on compared to History of The Eagles dvd. The other side of the story and what was left out
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on 23 July 2017
As told by a member of the Eagles. An excellent read.
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on 21 April 2017
great read
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