Don Felder: "The Eagles never played three Les Pauls. It just turns into a big train wreck"

Don Felder performs at the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle Victory Barbeque Celebration Party at Hearst Ranch on September 7, 2013 in San Simeon, California
(Image credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

This Dear Guitar Hero feature with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Guitar World.

You grew up in Florida around Duane Allman, Tom Petty, members of the Eagles and other famous musicians. What was in the water in that part of the state? – Damien Linotte

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.