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Don Henley
July 22, 1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that's not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play.


I'm certainly not thrilled with everything the Eagles did, but there are some things I'm quite proud of.


I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.


I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.


It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers.


A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.


The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.


Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.


Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back.


I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing. I used to have to hold my body in such a position that my spine got out of alignment.


Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.


I'm not on any crusade.


I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why.


Playing the drums hurts my back.


I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.


Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.


Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.


The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.


I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.


Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.


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