Thursday, December 15, 2016

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 8: THE EAGLES

As part of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 7th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 22.

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Rock News Artist of The Year No. 8 – THE EAGLES

The Eagles wrapped up a three-year tour in support of the 2013 documentary, “History Of The Eagles”, in 2015.

The band were scheduled to receive the Kennedy Centre Honors in November, but their appearance was postponed following news that guitarist and founding member Glenn Frey was to undergo major surgery to address a recurrence of previous intestinal issues, which would require a lengthy recovery period.

Following surgery, Frey was placed in a medically-induced coma at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, where he passed away on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

Eagles manager Irving Azoff blamed Frey’s death, in part, on the medications he’d been taking for his arthritis since 2000.

The group delivered a tribute to Frey at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 15, where they were joined by co-writer Jackson Browne to perform their first hit, 1972’s “Take It Easy.”

The event was a billed as one-time only special tribute to Frey, with Don Henley telling the BBC in March that it was the group’s farewell performance.

More sad news in the Eagles camp followed in March when Lana Meisner, the wife of band co-founder Randy Meisner, was fatally shot at the couple’s North Hollywood home when a rifle she was handling discharged accidentally.

The distraught bassist made further headlines when he was placed under a 72-hour hold in a psych ward for threatening suicide after the incident.

Meanhwhile, guitarist Joe Walsh teamed up with Bad Company for a summer US tour, with Henley hit the road for shows in Europe and North America that ran into early fall.

The surviving members of The Eagles – Walsh, Henley and Timothy B. Schmit – regrouped earlier this month for an appearance at the 2016 Kennedy Centre Honors. Bob Seger, Vince Gill, Juanes and Kings Of Leon performed Eagles classics at the event, which will be broadcast December 27 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
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