Eagles Break Up: Grammys Glenn Frey Tribute Was Band’s Last Performance
The remaining Eagles band members reunited at the Grammys to remember the late Glenn Frey – and they’re unlikely to perform onstage together ever again.
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Don Henley revealed in a recent interview that the Grammys performance of “Take It Easy,” was more than likely their farewell performance.
“I think that was the final farewell,” Henley told the BBC. “I don’t think you’ll see us performing again. I think that was probably it. I think it was an appropriate farewell.”
Henley, fellow Eagle Joe Walsh and Jackson Browne almost didn’t deliver the tribute performance at the 2016 Grammys, as the emotions of it all nearly proved to be too much.
“It was very difficult and very emotional,” Henley admitted. “We actually almost didn’t do it, but the grammy people were very insistent, so we decided that we would do it.”
In the end, Henley believed that playing “Take It Easy” with Jackson was worth the emotional toll.
“As most people know, Jackson started the song. He was the first one to start writing the song, and Glenn help him finish it, many many year ago, back in the early 70s, so he was the perfect person to come sing the song in tribute,” said Henley. “I thought it went pretty well, we were very emotional, but we did it.”
Frey died somewhat suddenly in January after a lengthy battle with intestinal issues.
“It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life,” Henley said in a statement released following Frey’s death. “Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some.”