Don Henley: “The Eagles could have done our last show”

The singer, songwriter and drummer on the future of his old band

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Don Henley discusses his new solo album, Cass County, and the future of the Eagles in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2015 and out now.

Henley’s new country-influenced album features guest appearances from Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger and Merle Haggard, and sees the singer returning to his Texan roots.

Referring to the future of the Eagles, he explains: “We’ve been together now longer since the reunion than we were originally. I don’t know if we’ll ever play together again, we could have done our last show; or we may decide in a year or two to go out and do some more dates together.


“It’s a little tougher being in the solo spotlight all the time,” Henley adds, “singing all the songs in a set: in the Eagles we get to rotate, so I get to rest my voice between songs; but when I have to get up there and sing for an hour and a half without stopping, it’s really tough.”

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