A Good Day In Hell - The Official ILM Track-By-Track EAGLES Listening Thread

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Henley came in 4th despite having the biggest album ever and <literally> being Satan.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:52 (five months ago) Permalink

The last sentence here is what might make this list so questionable: The figures contained in this list were acquired from all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager's fees, agents' fees, and lifestyle.

#1: Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles)
#2: Dave Grohl – $260 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
#3: Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo, Genesis)
#4: Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
#5: Lars Ulrich – $200 Million (Metallica)
#6: Charlie Watts – $170 Million (The Rolling Stones)
#7: Roger Taylor – $170 Million (Queen)
#8: Larry Mullen Jr – $150 Million (U2)
#9: Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
#10: Nick Mason – $100 Million (Pink Floyd)

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/30-richest-drummers-world/

pplains, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:38 (five months ago) Permalink

Still baffled at Grohl's wealth, unless he's like some kind of secret slimeball real estate speculator or something. Or maybe he gets paid a bundle to be an HIV truther.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:02 (five months ago) Permalink

He leads and writes all the songs for one of the most consistently popular rock bands for the last 20 years, and was also in a legacy band that has three or four popular catalog albums for starters.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Sure, the Foo Fighters had a bunch of top 10 albums in the US, but only three top 40 hits. I dunno, that doesn't seem like enough to be second to Ringo. Do they really sell out tours? I always envisioned them playing 2/3rds-full mid-level arenas.

And does he have writing credit on Nirvana songs? Because I can't see him making more from Nirvana albums than Watts does from Stones records (though the shitty Klein deal likely means he makes a lot less than he should off the early stuff).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:44 (five months ago) Permalink

IIRC, he's included on some group compositions, but his real Nirvana money comes from sales royalties (they had a great low-advance deal with DGC--Novecelic paid off a whole 30-year mortgage a few months after Nevermind blew up) and merchandising.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:52 (five months ago) Permalink

Grohl got credit on Nevermind. All did.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:52 (five months ago) Permalink

Ah, ok, that makes a little more sense.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 2 June 2017 03:02 (five months ago) Permalink

XP That's some serious $$$ there then. As for the Foos, they're one of those bands like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers whom one probably don't think about much, but are still consistently big on the remaining rock radio outlets, their albums do well out of the gate, and they have an audience big enough to still support headlining large arena/shed tours.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 June 2017 03:10 (five months ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/6eByG2q.jpg

Are we all just pretending that No. 9 isn't there or what?

http://i.imgur.com/yqH0Vo8.jpg

pplains, Friday, 2 June 2017 03:42 (five months ago) Permalink

The last sentence here is what might make this list so questionable: The figures contained in this list were acquired from all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager's fees, agents' fees, and lifestyle.

tbh the first sentence makes it questionable too. the only reliable public record in that entire sentence is record sales. and even if you could somehow get the rest of the info, how anyone could translate royalty figures, endorsements, etc., over the years into a believable estimate of someone's net worth at any given point of time is beyond me. at best, they're guessing.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 2 June 2017 07:00 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/long-after-the-eagles-don-felder-is-still-soaring-9581454

Mainly of interest for:

When Glenn Frey died rather unexpectedly in January 2016, relations had not changed. But it still came as a shock to Felder, who found out about it after landing at LAX airport when his then-girlfriend’s phone started “blowing up.”

Felder had come back from Mexico, where he had been playing with Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl and Sammy Hagar at a club. When his girlfriend leaned over and said “Glenn’s dead,” the guitarist thought she meant Glen Campbell, who Felder knew and has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for some time.

When he told her that wasn’t a surprise, she informed him, “No, Glenn Frey.” And even then, Felder says he thought it was an Internet hoax until it started appearing all over the news, though it was still a shock.

and the photos, wherein somehow Felder has turned into Joe Bonnamassa's Dad

https://images1.houstonpress.com/imager/u/blog/9581461/hou_mus_donfeldermain.jpg

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 July 2017 19:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I almost forgot, but when I went to see Tom Petty last month, Joe Walsh opened for him. At one point in his set, he said, "This one is for my brother and bandmate, Glenn Frey." He then proceeded to play "Take It To The Limit," which is almost inextricably associated with Randy Meisner. It was either a heartfelt tribute, epic trollery, or some combination.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 7 July 2017 19:36 (four months ago) Permalink

That's like the one non-Joe Walsh song that Joe Walsh would probably sing pretty good on. (until the high parts.)

pplains, Friday, 7 July 2017 20:08 (four months ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/QDGT5I5.jpg

Don't where else to work this in, but every day I walk past this plaque and every day, I sing "Spent the last year, Count Pulaski Way..."

pplains, Friday, 7 July 2017 20:10 (four months ago) Permalink

what did Don 'n' Glenn think of Tom Petty?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:29 (four months ago) Permalink

xxp Joe's got a four-person backing vocal section so the pressure is off to hit anything out of his range.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

xp glenn probably thought petty was an asshole since felder gave the young petty gtr lessons

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

DON: Some years after we all had made our ways to California, Tom Petty and his great band the Heartbreakers followed the trail, setting up shop in the mid-70s with a number of lighthearted Rock'n'Roll records that were fine companions to our own, less serious work. Later on, Mike Campbell and drummer Stan Lynch would be some of my best collaborators as I stepped out of the shadow of the Eagles and started making my own hit records.

GLENN: We never let Tom forget that while he had the the song, we had the PHDs in "Making it last all night" with "American Girl"s!

DON: Well, yeah.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 July 2017 21:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Joe's got a four-person backing vocal section so the pressure is off to hit anything out of his range.

― Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.),

Randy Meisner had a Glenn Frey asshole section waiting, so the pressure was on him to avoid being hit by Frey.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 21:24 (four months ago) Permalink

still lol at the thought of Henley grabbing Stan Lynch's legal pad and correcting his grammar and punctuation

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 21:25 (four months ago) Permalink

when i was a younger fact checking cuz, i spent some time on the phone with henley going over a transcript of a q&a that a reporter at my site did with him. henley had demanded to see the transcript because he was appalled that we had sent a woman in her early 20s to interview henley the great and powerful. first he sent me a copy-edited version of the transcript, with his own proofreading marks on them. not even remotely surprisingly, dude knows his proofreading symbols. then he got on the phone with me to argue hyphens, dashes and semicolons before something else ticked him off and he hung up on me. top-five highlight of my fact checking life.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 7 July 2017 21:56 (four months ago) Permalink

Did he know punctuation?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 22:17 (four months ago) Permalink

all i remember is he was extremely confident in his suggestions and was not particularly interested in anything i had to say besides yes, ok and sure. also, he cared more about the punctuation than i did.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 7 July 2017 22:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Well: yeah

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:09 (four months ago) Permalink

one of the joys of learning about henley is the continual, neverending confirmation that he is the dickwagon I assumed he was when I knew zero about him

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:37 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

In the Wild: "Victim of Love."

Victim of the Eagles.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 October 2017 18:00 (one month ago) Permalink

If you listen closely you can hear Felder sobbing quietly

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 October 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw at WalMart recently that they've quietly reissued the two vinyl-era hits comps in a box for $12.

Also: Vince Gill is apparently an Eagle now.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:08 (one month ago) Permalink

what!?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, two CDs in a box.

But seriously, apparently that summer show w/Gill & Frey's son went well enough that they plan to continue touring with them in the lineup.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

don: think of it as the old guild system, where i am the master and you are the apprentice.

Reminds me of what I posted last year"

Also I picked up Felder's hefty Between Heaven and Hell in the library, and read the whole thing that afternoon, which never happens. Gist: his father comes off as a self-made, self-righteous, self-torturing workaholic and skinflint, and Don follows suit during his Eagles years, with infinitely more bucks and perks than blue collar Dad ever had, of course. Furthermore, Dr. Phil, he somewhat recreates his own defiant-dependent teen relationship with Dad, now played by Henley and Frey.
Also:
When he finally gets his ass fired, after having papers served in the studio, he actually calls back, all crying---"Try to seek some higher ground in this, Fingers," Frey counsels, and the ex-Mrs. Felder fervently seconds. So he does, by writing this agony-and-juicy-tidbits saga. He's always been go-to for tha latter apparently; has everybody in the firm calling up to ask him what "the Gods" are up to now, incl. the Gods themselves, D & G, checking on each other, and maybe themselves. D. circulates a memo on making sure the toliet paper rolls *toward* the shittee, so reacharound nec. One of the lighter moments.

dow, Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:13 (one month ago) Permalink

And he casually mentions in that one of his guitar students back in Florida was "Tommy" Petty.

dow, Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:18 (one month ago) Permalink

^^Who later had a band with Bernie Leadon's brother.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Me and some of the fellas at work takin' it to the limit.

https://i.imgur.com/rrkZJ6C.jpg

pplains, Monday, 23 October 2017 14:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i enjoy the melody but the lyrics make me crosseyed with hatred

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 03:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fantastic piece.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 08:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

DON: Well, yeah.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thanks!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm happy that we all came out of this thread stronger, bolder and wiser. And we didn't even lose anyone along the way!

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Listen, you ever hear me use the pronoun "we", be assured that it'll mean "me and the Eagles".

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it'll never mean.

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't need a Roach Ghost haunting me today, all right?

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Love the responses from angry Eagles fans - and Alfred's retorts - in the blog post linked above.

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I wondered why my stats were exploding two weeks ago: an Eagles fan site had linked to it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:03 (one week ago) Permalink

First, you call yourself an author, yet you spelled ‘great with “grate” Are you making a cheese topped dish?

O Lord, I think Henley found your blog.

pplains, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:19 (one week ago) Permalink

sick burn

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 November 2017 03:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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