January 18, 2016

RIP Glenn Frey [Darleen Click]

Holy crap, I’m going back to bed. Someone tell me when it’s 2017 …

Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock supergroup the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia,” reads a post on the band’s official website.

Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band’s inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. […]

Though the public reception was warm, the band had a famously contentious relationship with critics.

“Another thing that interests me about the Eagles is that I hate them,” wrote rock critic Robert Christgau in 1972, when they first hit it big. […]

“He was like a brother to me,” fellow Eagle Don Henley said in a statement Monday. “We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved.”

h/t scooter

Posted by Darleen @ 4:10pm

Comments (5)

  1. Color me severely bummed out right now.

    In other matters, I note how the ages of people appearing in obituaries are quickly approaching my own. This is not a comforting observation.

  2. But don’t forget, Shermlaw, that musicians ate a lot of road food over the years and ingested a whole lot of bad booze and drugs. I doubt if you have.

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