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The Eagles Announce 40th Anniversary 'Hotel California' Deluxe Reissue

The Eagles have announced a 40th anniversary, deluxe reissue of their landmark 1976 album, Hotel California.The deluxe reissue—which comes in a 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio package that includes remastered sound, 10 previously unreleased live recordings, as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes—will be available on November 24.The live recordings were taken the band's three-night stand at the Los Angeles... …

Don Felder Talks Eagles Gear, "Hotel California" and His Slide Guitar Influences

Here's our Dear Guitar Hero feature with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, who released a new studio album, Road to Forever, in 2012.For the remainder of this interview (where Felder discusses his signature Gibson Custom Shop "Hotel California" EDS-1275 and 1959 Les Paul), head here.You grew up in Florida around Duane Allman, Tom Petty, members of the Eagles and other famous musicians. What... …

The Eagles—with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey—Announce Fall Shows

An interesting 2017 version of the Eagles has announced a set of “An Evening with the Eagles” shows that will take place this fall. As expected, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are in the band. But instead of former members Don Felder, Bernie Leadon and/or Randy Meisner, this year's bonus Eagles are country music star (and brilliant guitarist) Vince Gill—and Deacon Frey, the 24-year... …

13 Essential B-Bender Guitar Songs

Welcome back to "The Next Bend," a column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B note would suddenly... …

'Leap of Faith': Timothy B. Schmit Talks Past, Present, Future and Latest Album

Timothy B. Schmit first experienced commercial success as a teenager, when his band the New Breed had a hit in 1965 with "Green Eyed Woman."A few years later, he joined Poco, which led to his joining the Eagles in 1977. Schmit co-wrote and sang lead on the Eagles hit "I Can't Tell You Why" and remained with the Eagles through the group's hiatus in 1980.What many people might not realize about... …

Steve Vai and Steuart Smith Perform "Hotel California" as Eagles Look On

The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors aired on CBS December 27, 2016, celebrating James Taylor, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich and the Eagles.The annual broadcast usually features at least one emotional performance (Remember when Heart completely crushed "Stairway to Heaven" as Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones looked on in 2012?), and December 27 was no... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

Did the Eagles Get the “Hotel California” Chords from Jethro Tull?

If you’re a Jethro Tull fan, you probably noticed years ago that there is a distinct resemblance between one of the prog-rock group’s older songs and the Eagles’ monster hit “Hotel California.”The track in question is “We Used to Know,” from Jethro Tull’s 1969 album Stand Up. The chord structure to “Hotel California,” which was released in 1976, is remarkably similar to it. The most obvious... …

10 Perfect Songs for a Drive Through the Desert

Like a lot of music-obsessed people, I tend to create a fair amount of iTunes playlists. Why? So that I always have just the right music for any setting or situation.I make them for different vacation destinations, certain times of the week (my massive "Sunday Morning" playlist gets a lot of use), different background-music-friendly weekend activities and, of course, holidays.For the past year... …

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