May 22, 1994 |
"Stop . . . stop ," Glenn Frey shouts during an Eagles rehearsal with enough urgency to raise the blood pressure of anyone familiar with the band's history. The Eagles didn't just break up 14 years ago. The quintet exploded from the tensions surrounding it--chiefly, the pressures they put on themselves to live up to huge artistic and commercial expectations.
January 13, 1998 |
In what may have been their final performance together, the Eagles sang their first hit, 1972's "Take It Easy," and their most celebrated hit, 1977's "Hotel California," during the closing moments of the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies here Monday night.
March 17, 1997 |
This won't give Michael Jackson a peaceful easy feeling: The Eagles have snatched a piece of the crown from the King of Pop. The band's 1976 album, "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," has been certified for sales of 24 million copies by the Recording Industry Assn. of America, pulling it into a tie for first place on the all-time U.S. sales list with Jackson's once-thought-uncatchable "Thriller."
November 6, 2000 |
Looking forward and back at the same time, venerable California rockers the Eaglesplan to distribute a dozen songs from their new boxed set for free over the Internet. The four-CD boxed set, "The Eagles: Selected Works 1972-1999," goes on sale Nov. 14 at a list price of nearly $60.
June 11, 2003 |
Independent record stores say they're falling through a hole in the Eagles' new marketing strategy. The Coalition of Independent Music Stores sent hundreds of music executives an open letter asking the band and co-founder Don Henley to reconsider a plan to sell their new single, "Hole in the World," exclusively through the Best Buy chain for 30 days.
November 8, 2007 |
The Eagles' first new studio album since 1979 makes a surprise -- if not unexpected -- appearance at the top of U.S. pop sales chart this week. The double-CD "Long Road Out of Eden" sold 711,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Britney Spears' "Blackout" came in second on sales of 290,000 copies. The veteran rock act issued "Eden" through retailer Wal-Mart and the band's website.
March 25, 1994 |
When the Eagles alight at Irvine Meadows for four shows in late May, they will be feathering a nest co-owned by their manager, Irvine Azoff. But Azoff said Thursday that his partnership interest in the 15,000-capacity amphitheater is not the only reason the reunited band will be playing most of its Southern California dates in Irvine (a fifth show is booked at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino County).
October 30, 2007 |
The Eagles "The Long Road Out of Eden" (ERC) *** At a party this weekend on the edge of Santa Monica, one Gen X-er corralling his kids in the backyard said to another, "I've hated the Eagles all my life." Elsewhere in the city, pals just a few years older were probably clinking their mimosa glasses in celebration of the band's first studio album in 28 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1988 |
City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has publicly revealed for the first time the message he will advance and the core of supporters he will call on in his campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, an election that could be the city's most divisive since Tom Bradley was elected in 1973.