Don Henley


Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician and a founding member of the rock band Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and has reprised those duties for the group's reunions since 1994. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "The Long Run" and "Get Over It".

After the Eagles disbanded in 1980, Henley pursued a solo career and released his debut album I Can't Stand Still, in 1982. He has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, and one live DVD. His solo hits include "Dirty Laundry", "The Boys of Summer", "All She Wants to Do Is Dance", "The Heart of the Matter", "The Last Worthless Evening", "Sunset Grill", "Not Enough Love in the World", and "The End of the Innocence".

The Eagles have sold over 150 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, had five number one singles, 17 top 40 singles, and six number one albums. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and are the highest selling American band in history. As a solo artist, Henley has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, had eight top 40 singles, won two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards. Combined with the Eagles and as a solo artist, Henley has released 25 top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also released seven studio albums with the Eagles and five as a solo artist. In 2008, he was ranked as the 87th greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.Henley has also played a founding role in several environmental and political causes, most notably the Walden Woods Project. From 1994 to 2016, he divided his musical activities between the Eagles and his solo career.


July 12, 2022

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Curator Charged Over $1M Worth of Stolen Eagles Lyrics

Craig Inciardi, Glenn Horowitz, and Edward Kosinski are all accused of being involved in a conspiracy that sought to peddle nearly 100 pages of Don Henley’s handwritten notes and lyrics from ‘Hotel California’ and ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ to potential buyers

January 14, 2022

Eagles’ Don Henley was once fired from tracking vocals on Steely Dan’s 1977 hit ‘Peg’

Steely Dan producer Gary Katz has recalled the time he had to tell Henley his contributions on the hit song were "no good" The post Eagles’ Don Henley was once fired from tracking vocals on Steely Dan’s 1977 hit ‘Peg’ appeared first on NME.

November 18, 2021

Just Asking: Could Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ Be an Answer Song to an Old Don Henley Hit?

Allow us a moment of fan-theory indulgence on two pop classics


Cass County (Deluxe)

July 10, 2015

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Cass County

July 10, 2015

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Inside Job

May 23, 2000

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The End Of The Innocence

January 1, 1989

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Building The Perfect Beast

January 1, 1984

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I Can't Stand Still

August 13, 1982

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Take It To The Limit

January 1, 1975

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