Ex-Eagle Felder Sounding Off Again
Former Eagle Don Felder continues to complain about his treatment by his former bandmates. He now accuses them of revising history by downplaying his role in writing “Hotel California” in their recent documentary.
In an appearance on CBS’s The Jeff Probst Show that will air Monday, Felder points out that his name comes first in the writing credits on the original vinyl record, because the band “had a policy…that whoever wrote most of the song would get first position.” He claims that “years later, somehow, miraculously the credit order has changed” — he’s now credited third behind Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
In the hour-long interview, Felder also discusses trashing hotel rooms with Joe Walsh and the incident that led to his being fired by the band. He also performs “Hotel California” and a song from his new solo album, Road to Forever.