Thursday, February 01, 2007

After nearly 30 years, the Eagles will soon release their first album of all-new music. The band was nearing completion on an album of all-new material. "It's coming out in 60 to 90 days, if we don't kill each other first," founding member Don Henley told the crowd Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"The Long Run" in 1979 was the Eagles last album featuring all-new studio material. That album included the Grammy-winning single "Heartache Tonight." My favorite tune was "The Disco Strangler." I remember playing it on a turntable like it was yesterday.

The group officially disbanded in 1982. They reunited in 1994 for a comeback tour featuring Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmidt and Don Felder. The band appeared together again in 1998, with past members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their new album will feature Henley, Frey, Walsh, and Schmidt.