Don Henley

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22
Oct

DON HENLEY Builds The Perfect Beast 30 Years Ago

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Don Henley Unleashes A Monster 30 Years Ago

Dallas, TX - Oct 21, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Albums  hosts Don Henley and songwriter/ producer Danny Kortchmar for a look at the Grammy Award-winning 1984 album Building The Perfect Beast.

'Dirty Laundry' from Don Henley's first solo album I Can't Stand Still was but a mere appetizer to Henley's second post-Eagles effort Building The Perfect Beast. A monster of a success, BTPB contained the hit singles 'All She Wants To Do Is Dance',  'Sunset Grill', 'Driving With Your Eyes Closed', 'Not Enough Love In The World' and the Eighties anthem 'The Boys of Summer'.

Don Henley's solo career was validated when BTPB would go on to sell over four million albums and garner Henley's first solo Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance on 'The Boys of Summer'.  The accolades aside, Henley nevertheless admits to InTheStudio host Redbeard how he struggles to this day to understand the process of composing.

'The process of songwriting is still a mystery to me. I still don't know how we get from the beginning to the end of it. It just happens. I still can't quite explain it and I'm surprised, sometimes, that some of this stuff comes out of me.'

Don Henley / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/don-henley-building-perfect-beast-30th-anniversary-don-danny-kortchmar/'

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Thu
10
Jul

DON HENLEY INTHESTUDIO FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE INNOCENCE

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Don Henley InTheStudio For 25th Anniversary Of Grammy Award-Winning Album The End Of The Innocence

Dallas, TX - July 8, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Albums  spotlights the Grammy Award-winning third solo album from Don Henley, The End Of The Innocence.

When the Eagles flew the coop in 1981, the members went their own ways for thirteen long years. Don Henley released his first solo album I Can't Stand Still in 1982 with the hit 'Dirty Laundry', and then in 1984 he released Building the Perfect Beast which would go on to sell more than 4 million copies while garnering a Grammy Award.

Don Henley was not quick to repeat that success, waiting a full five years before releasing, The End of the Innocence in the Summer of 1989, an album written in search of heroes and coming to grips with imperfect relationships. The album would score three Top 40 hits, 'The Last Worthless Evening', 'The Heart of the Matter' and the title track 'The End of the Innocence', selling over six million domestically while winning another Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. 

Don Henley shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the difference between being in a group and being a solo artist.

'In a group like the Eagles you have to bow to the group as a whole...Now I'm totally responsible for everything that's on that record. In a way that's frightening, but on the other hand it's very freeing. I can do whatever I want and I don't mind taking the rap for it. People will know what my personality is by the songs that I write.'

Don Henley / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/don-henley-end-of-the-innocence/'

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