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Don Henley Believes That Bands Are Not Democracies

 
Posted June 19th, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Don Henley believes that the key to a successful band is understanding that it’s not a democracy.

Henley, who, along with the rest of the Eagles recently stated, "You cannot take four or five creative people who have egos and creative desires and expect them all to see things the same way all the time. There’s going to be resentment and jealousy and fighting about credits and money. There’s an old saying that says it’s amazing to think of how much could be accomplished if no one cared who got the credit."

Upon reuniting in 1994, co-founder Glenn Frey insisted that he and Henley receive more money than the rest of the band -- Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, and Don Felder. It was Felder’s issues with the money situation the led to his firing from the band. Henley, explained: "Glenn has no qualms about talking about that. He feels like we deserve it, because we started this mess. We guided it, we’re the ones who had the connections that got the record deal with David Geffen, we wrote most of the hit songs. We felt like, and we still feel like, we are the leaders of this band. Although we certainly do listen to the opinions of the other guys. We all seem to be able to reach consensus these days and go forward."

They're touring Australia now and you can read more about this and other Eagles stuff at this link:

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/don-henley-talks-resentment-jealousy-and-bustups-as-eagles-put-egos-aside-for-australian-tour/story-e6frfn09-1226943002053

 

 

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