Don Henley of the Eagles at Work on Country Album
Don Henley, drummer and songwriter for country-rock superstars the Eagles, is reportedly in the studio working on a solo country album, with Stan Lynch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sitting in the producer's chair.
Henley, who pretty much ruled the airwaves with the Eagles throughout the '70s and then began a two decade career as a multi-platinum hit machine on his own when the band broke up in 1980, reunited with his legendary bandmates in 1994.
Since then, there has been very little new music out of the Eagles camp. The group has focused largely on touring, but did release a double album, 'Long Road out of Eden,' in 2007. Henley also released a solo record, 'Inside Job,' in 2000.
It seems even with all that time to write, the focus won't be entirely on Henley's own proven songwriting. Instead, reports indicate that covers and perhaps collaborations will be featured on the new album. No album title, track listing or release dates have been announced for the new album, but as soon as we hear more we'll let you know.
The Eagles will be touring the Far East and Europe much of this spring, beginning with a Feb. 20 date in Bangkok.