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The Eagles Premiere Documentary at Sundance
By: Gary Graff
1/22/2013


Now that the Eagles have chronicled its 40-year history (actually 41 this year) on film, the group is considering how it might celebrate on the road.

"History of the Eagles," a two-part, three-hour documentary directed by Alison Elwood with the band's full cooperation, premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will be shown February 15-16 on Showtime. A DVD release is slated for March, adding live performances from the group's 1977 Hotel California tour.

Glenn Frey, meanwhile, tells us he has an idea for how to apply the history concept to the Eagles next road show, which will likely take place this year:

"We could possibly do a show called 'The History of the Eagles' where we play our music in chronological order, a linear show where we start out with a coach and two chairs and put '1971' upon the screens and play 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' sitting around in a circle. That'll go to when Joe (Walsh) joins the band and we get electric and loud. That's a possibility. It would be a lot of work, but if we could pull it off it would be a great way to do the shows."

The Eagles played a few shows during 2012, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but mostly concentrated on solo projects. Frey and Walsh each released albums, while Don Henley has been working on one of his own.

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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