Lew Bundles Posted January 16, 2020 Share Posted January 16, 2020 According to this submission... “I’ve done quite a bit of research into this subject, being a music enthusiast and I honestly think Don Henley is one of the biggest jerks in music history. For starters, he is often considered as being the main member responsible for Don Felder’s ousting, even more so than Gleen Frey. Felder wrote about the situation in his book about his time in the Eagles. He is EXTREMELY over-protective regarding his copyright and intellectual property. You can rarely find any of the Eagle’s or his solo material on Youtube. When a video of their music gets uploaded, it’s quickly removed. He’s strict about not allowing people to take pictures or video at an Eagles concert. He also doesn’t seem to like people who play his music in public places. The worst of the worst examples of him being over-protective include the one time when he sued because of a hotel in Mexico had the name Hotel California, he also sued Duluth Trading Company because of a T-shirt contained the words “Don a Henley and “Take it Easy”, and even sued a foundation that helps protect eagles in America because he felt that they were infringing on the band’s name. He wasn’t happy about Frank Ocean sampling “Hotel California” and went as far as to call him a cuss word and attacking him despite his popularity at the time. The Eagles' shows are some of the most expensive ticket-wise, especially for a band that hasn’t released a new single in 30 years. The reason I brought this up today is that a video of old commercials was removed and a copyright strike was issued on YouTube likely only because of Henley’s song New York Minute was used for a few seconds in a promo for a TV Show, which probably only made up 5% of the entire video. I’ve always have liked the Eagles and Henley’s material, but Henley strikes me as a musician with ego, power and greed issues. Regarding his stance on copyright, he certainly has the right to determine how he wants his music to be heard, but in some ways, he’s probably alienating his own fans and abusing copyright law just for the sole purpose of being too greedy.” 1.6k views · View Upvoters 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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