Guitarist Bernie Leadon is reportedly to rejoin The Eagles for their upcoming History Of The Eagles tour.
Rolling Stone reports comments made by current Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh in Billboard. “Bernie’s brilliant,” says Walsh. “I never really got a chance to play with him, but we’ve been in contact. We see him from time to time, and I’m really glad he’s coming because it’s going to take the show up a notch, and I’m really looking forward to playing with him, finally.”
Walsh went on to suggest that Leadon [second left in the above picture] will perform material from his time in the band. “There’ll be part of the show that doesn’t involve me,” he said. “But I may come out and play some James Gang stuff as part of the show, just to show what I was doing when ‘Witchy Woman’ came out. We don’t have that down yet.”
If true, it seems likely Leadon’s role in the shows will be similar to that of Mick Taylor, who joined The Rolling Stones during last year’s live dates to perform “Midnight Rambler”, and will play with them again this year as a a special guest.
Bernie Leadon was a founding member of The Eagles, playing with the band from 1971 – 1975. He appears will all Eagles past and present, in the forthcoming documentary, The History Of The Eagles, which will receive its UK premier at Sundance London on April 25 and 27.