May 25, 1994 |
For all her musical accomplishments, Barbra Streisand would have amassed an even more valuable body of work had she recorded during the pre-rock era, when the creative heart of pop music was focused on the sophisticated stage and film songs so ideally suited to her dramatic instincts.
May 25, 1994 |
Frank Groff of Laguna Beach bought his $350 Barbra Streisand ticket without a qualm. "It's a historic event, and you want to be a part of that." He said he would have been willing to spend $1,000. He actually did spend that much once, to see her at a benefit. Karyn Vogt of Costa Mesa vied for hours with some 300 other fans to buy an Eagles ticket and was ready to spend the top price of $115. She ended up eighth in line, but still had to settle for a more distant (though still pricey) seat.
December 19, 1999 |
It's easy to predict when the Eagles will step onstage for the final time in the 20th century--right down to the minute. The band's New Year's Eve set at Staples Center is scheduled to begin at 10:15 p.m. But the band members can't predict even what year they'll launch another tour. It is clear, however, from talks with primary songwriters Don Henley and Glenn Frey, that the chances of another album and tour are increasingly good.
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April 3, 1994 |
Amy McGlone stood despondently in the parking lot of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday morning, resigned that she had no hope of getting a ticket for one of the May reunion concerts by the mellow rock band, the Eagles. The number McGlone had drawn two hours before the box office opened at 9 a.m put her 2,636 spots behind the first ticket-buyer--and each person was allowed to purchase as many as eight tickets.
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."
August 18, 2007 |
The Eagles "How Long" (ERC) The crisp, countrified electric guitar lead, chugging rhythm strumming and snappily percussive back beat tell you even before those signature harmonies come soaring in that the Eagles are back. When you're reviving a brand, it's smart to emphasize core values, and that's exactly what Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh place front and center in this initial single from their first studio album in 28 years, due in October as a Wal-Mart exclusive.
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.