Don Henley Reveals Eagles’ Newest Member

I’d heard the rumors that Don Henley was bringing back the Eagles.  I understood — and opposed the idea — that the only way he could do it was to replace Glenn Frey.  That just seemed all kinds of wrong to me.

This morning, the news is official.  And I really can’t be bent out of shape about it.  This is something that I’ve often wondered about in regards to the Beatles, a “what could this have been like?” sort of thing.  Honestly, there’s no replacing Frey.  But in this case, I don’t see this as a replacement.  I see it as carrying on the legacy.

The lesson here: trust Henley.  The man has always had great instincts when it came to music.  I think he made the right call here.