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    The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67



    (CNN)Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock supergroup the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

    "Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.

    Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band's inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.

    Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Bernie Meisner and Bernie Leadon -- came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt's backup band in the early 1970s.

    They were all experienced musicians who brought their expertise to the country-tinged rock sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.

    Going on to form their own band, the Eagles found wild success. Throughout the 1970s the band released hit after hit, including "One of These Nights," "Best of My Love" and "Life in the Fast Lane,"

    Frey played guitar and keyboard and took lead vocal duties for the band on tunes like "Take it Easy" and "Tequila Sunrise."

    With "Hotel California" in 1976, the band reached the pinnacle of its success.

    The Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-1975, was the first album certified platinum and has sold 29 million copies in the United States, second only to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," according to Rolling Stone.

    The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

    Though the public reception was warm, the band had a famously contentious relationship with critics.

    "Another thing that interests me about the Eagles is that I hate them," wrote rock critic Robert Christgau in 1972, when they first hit it big.

    The band succumbed to internal squabbles and broke up in 1980. Frey, Henley and other band members were famously contentious.

    "He was like a brother to me," fellow Eagle Don Henley said in a statement Monday. "We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved."

    Frey saw solo success with the 1982 release "No Fun Aloud." He hit the top 40 with "The Heat Is On," "You Belong to the City," "True Love," and "Soul Searchin.'"

    He also tried his hand at acting with a guest spot on "Miami Vice"

    The band reunited for 1994's Hell Freezes Over tour, which spawned an MTV special and a live album. They would continue to tour together over the years.

    "Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide," the band said on its website Monday.

    The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67 - CNN.com

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    Good bye desperado. RIP.

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    Guess he'd been somewhat ill for a time.

    Part of an iconic band that gave us pleasures in the 70s into the early 80s.
    Their music still holds up today.

    RIP Glenn.

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    Last edited by bobo746; 19-01-2016 at 06:26 AM.

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    "hotel california" is one of those songs, another one is led zeppelins "stairway to heaven" that you just hope you are not going to have to listen to again, yet once they start, you very soon get drawn into the sheer genius and beauty of their composition and joyfully float off into music heaven.

    its been a bad month so far for the world of rock, 2 heavyweights and one pretender.

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    Jaysus, late 2015 early '16 isn't a good time to be a musician is it.

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    Start spending your money boys, the end is near.

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    Spending it as we speak mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Start spending your money boys, the end is near.
    indeed terry, for there are no pockets in a shroud.

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    The amount of guys I have worked with or are acquainted with getting silly cancers is quite scary.

    All under 60 by the way, one guy just diagnosed with Parkinson's on top of prostate cancer.

    One of the fittest guys I new.

    Maybe why I do not give much of a fuk about small stuff these days.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Could it be our westernized "life in the fast lane" that's killing us...or GMO's ?

    RIP at 67 "checking out at the Hotel California..."

    In the 70's it was all about the Eagles. Great times fer sure.

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    They just don't make music like this anymore !
    Thank you very much for all the great songs.
    Once I'am up there you will be one of the first I want to see: "Live at Heavens Gate"

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    They just don't make music like this anymore !
    Thank you very much for all the great songs.
    Once I'am up there you will be one of the first I want to see: "Live at Heavens Gate"

    RIP

    ...up where?

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    Absolutely gutted.

    Bowie last week and now this.

    Thanks for the great music Glenn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    "hotel california" is one of those songs, another one is led zeppelins "stairway to heaven" that you just hope you are not going to have to listen to again, yet once they start, you very soon get drawn into the sheer genius and beauty of their composition and joyfully float off into music heaven.
    Too true. Years ago, I used to call it the Thai National Anthem because it was played so much.

    Still, after all these years and hearing it so many times, I have to admit that I really enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    They just don't make music like this anymore !
    Thank you very much for all the great songs.
    Once I'am up there you will be one of the first I want to see: "Live at Heavens Gate"

    RIP

    ...up where?
    ...where you won't be !

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    They just don't make music like this anymore !
    Thank you very much for all the great songs.
    Once I'am up there you will be one of the first I want to see: "Live at Heavens Gate"

    RIP

    ...up where?

    Up where St Peter meets you and says, "Fuck off, Jeff."

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    I thought witchy woman was the best song they ever made!

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    Desperado was my favourite.

    RIP.

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    Its a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford, slowin down to take a look at me.. Lyrical genius.....

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    Proof that God doesn't exist.
    Other wise we'd still have Bowie, Lemmy, Frey and Alan Rickman, but Bieber & Trump would be gone for sure!

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