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Wednesday
Jan302013

Don Henley Says Solo Album's Coming in May 

Elektra RecordsThe Eagles are planning to hit the road later this year for a tour celebrating their 40th anniversary, but the band's drummer and singer, Don Henley, will do a solo concert this Friday in Atlantic City, New Jersey...and he says his long-awaited solo album will be out in a few months.

Speaking to the Atlantic City Insiders website, Don said he's been working on the album for three years, and it'll finally see daylight in May. "It's a bit of a departure for me, so it'll be interesting to see how it's received," he says. The record, which will be his first solo release in 13 years, will reportedly include country-flavored tunes.

As for the Eagles, Don shared some information about the group's upcoming trek.  While there's been some speculation in the media about whether the band would invite any of its former members to participate in the anniversary outing, he says that founding guitarist Bernie Leadon is "the only ex-member we're considering at the moment."

He also notes that the band talked about recording a new album, adding, "We'll see how the tour goes."

The Eagles currently have one confirmed show on their schedule, a March 23 performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The group's History of the Eagles tour is expected to begin sometime in the summer.

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