By Don Felder
Don Felder used to be only a negative boy from Florida, but if he joined the Eagles he soared into the stratosphere. along former bandmates Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, and Felder's formative years good friend Bernie Leadon, he bought thousands and thousands of files (Eagles: Their maximum Hits: 1971-1975 is the bestselling album of all time), played ahead of numerous adoring enthusiasts, and co-wrote the well known hit 'Hotel California'. His guitar-playing skill lifted the band from mere acceptance to iconic prestige. And now Don Felder ultimately breaks the Eagles' many years of public silence to take fanatics behind the curtain - the place medicinal drugs, greed and unending acrimony threatened to rip the band aside nearly day-by-day. might be there has been an excessive amount of expertise. probably the personalities clashed with the egos. regardless of the cause, there have been continually those explosive arguments happening whereas I sat silently in a nook. I by no means anticipated it to outlive. by no means as soon as did i believe, 'Hey, I bought it made. This thing's gonna final for years.' Felder was once improper approximately that, yet he was once additionally correct: the band break up up in 1980, purely to reunite for 1994's mega-selling 'Hell Freezes Over' album and tour.But tempers persevered to flare, and in 2001, after 27 contentious years as an Eagle, Felder used to be summarily fired by means of the 'board of directors': Frey and Henley. proceedings and counter-suits undefined. In 'Heaven and Hell', Felder takes us contained in the pressurised recording studios, the trashed lodge rooms and the tension-filled courtrooms, the place he, Frey, and Henley had their final war of words.