2004 – Queens of the Stone Age frontman and Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme is involved in a bar brawl in New York’s East Village. A publicist described Homme as “injured” and the Eagles cancel their Philadelphia gig.
2002 – The night before the Grammys, four concerts featuring Don Henley, the Dixie Chicks, No Doubt and Beck are held around Los Angeles to benefit the Recording Artists Coalition. The RAC lobbies for artists’ rights.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
2000 – VH1 and Rolling Stone hold a fund-raiser for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Among the performers are Sheryl Crow, who open the show with “The Long and Winding Road”; Paul Simon; Glenn Frey and Don Henley, who play a selection of Eagles hits; and Crosby, Stills […]
1999 – The Eagles hold a press conference to announce that their first Greatest Hits package has become America’s best-selling album. Glenn Frey says, “I hated popularity contests when I was in high school, and I hate them now.”
1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America declares the Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 the best-selling album of the century. The 20th century’s biggest single is Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997.”
1999 – Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Fla.- based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names donhenley. net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-es. com constitutes copyright infringement.
1994 – The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit first got back together the previous December for the making of a Travis Tritt video of their song, ‘Take It Easy.’ The name of the album […]
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1991 – The Record Plant in Hollywood closes. Among the albums recorded at the recording studio and rock hangout were the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.” Note: it has since, reopened. Record Plant Studios (also known as just “The Record Plant”) is a famous recording […]
1978 – The Eagles win Grammys for the “Hotel California” album and “New Kid in Town” single. The Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. With five Number 1 singles and six Number 1 albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of […]