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Don Henley Says an Eagles Reunion Could Happen

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Six months after suggesting that the surviving Eagles would never perform again, Don Henley may be having a change of heart. In a new interview, he presented a scenario for a reunion that appealed to him, but also made it clear that he was merely speculating.

Speaking to the Montreal Gazette, he was asked about the possibility of doing another one-time performance, similar to when they paid tribute to Glenn Frey at the Grammys with Jackson Browne this past February. “At some point in the future, we might work our way around to that,” he said. “You know, Glenn has a son who can sing and play quite well. And one of the only things that would make sense to me is if it were his son. With Jackson, of course, we could do ‘Take It Easy’ and a couple other things, but the only way I would consider any kind of reunion, I think, would be with Glenn’s son, Deacon.”

Frey died in January after a long history with intestinal issues. A month after the emotional Grammys performance, Henley said, “That was the final farewell. I don’t think you’ll see us performing again. I think that was probably it. I think it was an appropriate farewell.”

Even though Henley sees a way that a reunion — one that appropriately honored Frey’s legacy — could play out, he stressed that “there have been no discussions along those lines, and we’re still going through the healing process — trying to get through all this. And those are things that might happen somewhere down the road. But right now, everybody’s doing the solo thing. Timothy [B. Schmit]’s got a new album coming out, and Joe [Walsh] has been on the road in conjunction with Bad Company. And I think Timothy plans to go on the road. So we’re all just doing our thing.”

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