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A RAW DEAL

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-FEB 6, 2020…ON THIS DAY IN 2001 GUITARIST DON FELDER RECEIVED A CALL FROM EAGLES MANAGER IRVING AZOFF TELLING HIM THE REST OF THE BAND HAS “DECIDED TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU.” THE DEFINING MOMENT CAME WHEN FELDER AND FREY GOT INTO AN ON STAGE FIGHT IN CONCERT. ACCORDING TO GLENN FREY “Things came to a head as the band wound up their 1980 tour with a benefit show in support of California senator Alan Cranston. According to Frey’s account, Mr Cranston came backstage before the concert to thank the band for their efforts, but Felder responded with a less-than-enthusiastic: “You’re welcome, Senator… I guess.” It led to a huge backstage row, with beer bottles smashed against the wall. “I felt Don Felder insulted Senator Cranston under his breath, and I confronted him with it,” said Frey. “So now we’re on stage, and Felder looks back at me and says, ‘Only three more songs till I kick your ass, pal.’ “We’re out there singing Best of My Love, but inside both of us are thinking, ‘As soon as this is over, I’m going to kill him.’

HERE’S SOME VIDEO OF FELDER PLAYING ‘HOTEL CALIFORNIA’ WITH SLASH

 

 

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