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Don Felder

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Posted on June 4th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

At one point, The Eagles were on top of the world with their Greatest Hits album as the top selling album in the history of recorded music -- but now, Don Felder and the rest of the legendary group aren't on good terms with each other.

To Felder, the writer behind the group's greatest hit, "Hotel California," his time in the group was "Heaven and Hell," according to his new autobiography with the same name.

In 2001, after a fellow member of the group with Don Henley and Glen Frey off and on for 30 years, the two fired Felder from the band. Although he was brought into the group to add a rock edge, Felder wasn't meshing with his group mates.

The decision led to Felder's choice to write the autobiography, which was met with opposition and lawsuits from Henley and Frey.

Felder talks with Growing Bolder about the relationship turned sour and where it stands as of now.

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  • Posted 9:03pm September 24th, 2009
    Don.....I was second row, seat 5 at the millinium concert. I told my husband that NOTHING would compare to that night. You were awesome and so nice to the audience. In Feruary when I heard you had been fired The Eagles became the EGOTISTS in my mind. Why haven't there been a cd/dvd of that concert like Hell Freezes Over. I think it is doing the fans a disservice to not put it out. We have been loyal to The Eagles, I would expect the same in return. Great night though

  • Posted 3:58pm June 26th, 2008
    It's so sad when people who came together and created such awesome music together can no longer get along with each other.  I sure hope everyone concerned can work through whatever the issues are and get along again.

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