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cungar
01-18-16, 03:56 PM
Glenn Frey Eagles Guitarist Dead At 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died ... TMZ has learned.

Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We're told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse.

Glenn was a key player in the band ... co-writing and singing lead vocals on several Eagles hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few. He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.

After the Eagles' 1980 breakup, Glenn launched a successful solo career recording numerous hits,most notably "The Heat Is On," which appeared on the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy blockbuster "Beverly Hills Cop."

He reunited with the Eagles in '94 for their monster Hell Freezes Over tour and recorded music till the end, releasing what would be his fifth and final solo LP, "After Hours," in 2012.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been fighting intestinal issues for awhile but his condition relapsed before the holidays, forcing the Eagles to pull out of their Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December. At the time, the band said he needed major surgery that would require a lengthy recovery, but it appears he was never able to bounce back.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/18/glenn-frey-the-eagles-dead/

Jason
01-18-16, 03:59 PM
This is getting out of hand.

milo bloom
01-18-16, 04:02 PM
Any other sources? It is TMZ, but with the way this year is going, it wouldn't surprise me.

parker63
01-18-16, 04:10 PM
http://www.eagles.com/news

It Is With The Heaviest of Hearts That We Announce…...the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.

Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.

VHS?
01-18-16, 04:20 PM
Just got alert from TMZ app. TMZ is the more resourceful than most so discounting shouldn't be in question any more. They have a lot of insiders.

That said, kinda sad. My youngest Daughter (16) just started getting into The Eagles. I started having her listen to solo acts as well.

Celeb death pool is getting crazy.

DJariya
01-18-16, 04:20 PM
Fuck!!! Really??? Glenn Frey too?

WTF is going on with 2016? People are dropping like flies.

Barth
01-18-16, 04:21 PM
Wow. Seems like we have lost a lot of good ones recently. He sung lead for the Eagles on most of my favorite songs. I was born in 72 so listened to them a lot growing up because my parents were really in to them.

tommyp007
01-18-16, 04:24 PM
USA Today just reported it too.

damn :sad:

GuessWho
01-18-16, 04:28 PM
It's your world now
My race is run
I'm moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
You'll be alright
It's your world now

--Glenn Frey

windom
01-18-16, 04:39 PM
Wow, the Eagles were probably my favorite band since the mid '80s. I only got to see them once, on their last tour...I figured it might be my last chance to see them.

I don't know what I'll do when Henley or Walsh die.

Decker
01-18-16, 04:42 PM
Oh shit. I'm weak in my knees. That's shocking and heart-breaking.
I just saw the Eagles over Memorial Day. He looked and sounded great. :sad:

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hdnmickey
01-18-16, 04:42 PM
My second favorite Eagle. Really loved his Miami Vice era comeback as a solo artist. As somebody that heard most of the Eagles hits on the radio as a very young kid (because my parents listened to top 40 rock radio) I can say I've always loved the Eagles. I've never understood the widespread hate they receive. Usually extends to their solo material as well.

Coral
01-18-16, 04:48 PM
Apparently the celebrity deaths are no longer coming in 3's... it's looking like they're coming in double-digits now.

TGM
01-18-16, 04:50 PM
the heat is.... off?

RIP.

DJariya
01-18-16, 04:52 PM
That just sounds like an awful triple whammy to go out on...arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. He must have been really sick and in major pain.

cdollaz
01-18-16, 04:54 PM
Man.

I think this is gonna start happening more frequently with artists from that era. They are getting to be that age where it really isn't all that surprising.

K&AJones
01-18-16, 04:57 PM
Wow...this is really sad....time to fire up the Eagles Hell Freezes Over Tour DVD.....First Bowie and now Fry. I have a sinking feeling this year we'll see more of the real Rock & Rollers leave us. Damn it...

banthafett
01-18-16, 04:58 PM
Can we trade Don Henley?

Love Glenns voice and he had a great look.

Jippy
01-18-16, 05:02 PM
Wow! I was only a casual fan, but certainly recognize how big the Eagles were. I had no idea he was so sick. RIP to yet another music legend. We're off to a lousy start for 2016...

Coral
01-18-16, 05:04 PM
I think this is gonna start happening more frequently with artists from that era. They are getting to be that age where it really isn't all that surprising.

Exactly. If you look at the age of all the rock acts from the 60's and 70's - they're all ticking timebombs right now. It's going to happen a lot for movie/TV celebs too.

emanon
01-18-16, 05:04 PM
Can we trade Don Henley?

Love Glenns voice and he had a great look.

Wm-o7_VVAoU

astrochimp
01-18-16, 05:18 PM
Very sad to hear this.

hanshotfirst1138
01-18-16, 05:30 PM
If there's an afterlife, it must have one hell of a band. RIP Glenn. You'll be missed

Sex Fiend
01-18-16, 05:31 PM
Shocking to hear... The Eagles work is iconic, of course. But I guess I was one of the few who would admit to really liking his solo stuff, as well. To me, it captured the prototypical "80's Sound" (as good or bad as one might take that) as The Eagles captured the "70's Sound."

RIP. :(

TheDude
01-18-16, 05:54 PM
Shocking news. Very sad.

I'm now re-watching the early seasons of Miami Vice, and some of the episodes feature GF's superb solo music. I especially like the sequence early in S02 when Crockett (Don Johnson) is walking alone in NYC & Frey's You Belong to the City is playing over these city scenes. In fact, to a great extent I feel this song pretty much epitomizes what it means to be on your own in the big city....

Also, Smuggler's Blues is an amazing song as well.

For what it's worth, as an '80's kid, the solo songs by GF & DH were what I heard first in the mid-'80's - prior to getting into The Eagles later in the decade...

Sonny Corinthos
01-18-16, 05:58 PM
My second favorite Eagle. Really loved his Miami Vice era comeback as a solo artist. As somebody that heard most of the Eagles hits on the radio as a very young kid (because my parents listened to top 40 rock radio) I can say I've always loved the Eagles. I've never understood the widespread hate they receive. Usually extends to their solo material as well.

:( So did I. This is one of my favorite songs from the 80's. RIP Glenn.

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The Valeyard
01-18-16, 05:59 PM
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Shoveler
01-18-16, 06:19 PM
Thanks Valeyard, I was managing to not cry until I got to that last post.

spsimmons
01-18-16, 06:30 PM
As a huge Stones fan, I get more and more nervous each time another rocker dies. Ugggg....... This year has suuuuucked.

TomOpus
01-18-16, 07:03 PM
My second favorite Eagle. Really loved his Miami Vice era comeback as a solo artist. As somebody that heard most of the Eagles hits on the radio as a very young kid (because my parents listened to top 40 rock radio) I can say I've always loved the Eagles. I've never understood the widespread hate they receive. Usually extends to their solo material as well.

Never heard of any widespread hate.

Anyway, knew he was ill when they couldn't make it to the Kennedy Honors but who knew how bad it was. I am really truly saddened. Loved The Eagles from back in the early 70's. I always considered "The Long Run" to be their masterpiece. :rip:

DaveWadding
01-18-16, 07:21 PM
I can't believe that he went before Walsh.

Bronkster
01-18-16, 07:59 PM
Daaaamn. Sad news for sure. Local radio has been playing mostly Eagles to celebrate Glenn's life. So much awesome music.

Rest in peace

slop101
01-18-16, 08:03 PM
I can't believe that he went before Walsh.Seeing Walsh play with Foo Fighters recently, I was surprised how good Joe actually looked - almost like he got younger or something.

Anyways, Walsh and Frey were the only Eagles members I didn't hate.

BTW, what the fuck is "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia"?

dex14
01-18-16, 08:14 PM
Everytime I hear about The Eagles... this is still my first thought...

https://45.media.tumblr.com/dfc0fba1ecc9bb164b10a4ac297319ab/tumblr_nepbhnns6F1qayhw1o1_500.gif

But yea... what a crazy few months in losing some talented people.

Sex Fiend
01-18-16, 08:18 PM
BTW, what the fuck is "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia"?

Well, two of those are autoimmune conditions... and next to maybe cancer and chronic heart disease, auto-immune diseases will pretty much mess you more seriously than anything else. I guess pneumonia was just the topper.

windom
01-18-16, 08:21 PM
Joe Walsh has looked pretty healthy recently. I'm surprised that Glenn went before Randy Meisner though.

If you want a good cry, listen to this song. It can probably be considered to be the last Eagles song since it's the last track on their last album. It's written and sung by Glenn. Definitely a farewell song of sorts. To me it was always about a dying parent speaking to his kids, or a band that is ending talking to its fans.

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Geofferson
01-18-16, 08:49 PM
Sad to hear this. His 80s-era music is what came to my mind first as well. RIP :(

Mabuse
01-18-16, 09:26 PM
Not a fan. I'll leave it at that.

But I will say that both my parents just turned 70 and it is a difficult age. The average lifespan is still less than 75. It seems you either don't make it, or you live to be 90. Every time I see my folks all they talk about is who died or who is nearly dead. My parents were the crest of the baby-boom. They were contemporaries of all these people. If they are feeling it hitting everyone they know, then brace yourselves. This is the tip of the iceberg.

JANK
01-18-16, 09:38 PM
Sudden. Sad. Natalie Cole, Bowie and now Glenn Frey. You suck 2016!

TheDude
01-18-16, 11:50 PM
But I will say that both my parents just turned 70 and it is a difficult age. The average lifespan is still less than 75. It seems you either don't make it, or you live to be 90. Every time I see my folks all they talk about is who died or who is nearly dead. My parents were the crest of the baby-boom. They were contemporaries of all these people. If they are feeling it hitting everyone they know, then brace yourselves. This is the tip of the iceberg.

Yes, I know what you mean.

However, it's also important to note that the life expectancy really increased quite a bit in the 20th century. Hell, in 1910 the average life expectancy for an American male was only 47 years old - and that was just 100 years ago:

http://researchmaniacs.com/Forwarded/TheYear1910.html

Decker
01-19-16, 12:01 AM
Well, two of those are autoimmune conditions... and next to maybe cancer and chronic heart disease, auto-immune diseases will pretty much mess you more seriously than anything else. I guess pneumonia was just the topper.

When you're sick in bed and not moving, your lungs can fill with fluid, especially if you get an upper respiratory illness like a cold. That can lead to a pneumonia which is hard to kick if you're not ambulatory and strong enough to cough junk up. That's why it's the leading cause of infectious disease death in the US.

Dean Kousoulas
01-19-16, 12:19 AM
Joe Walsh has looked pretty healthy recently. I'm surprised that Glenn went before Randy Meisner though.

If you want a good cry, listen to this song. It can probably be considered to be the last Eagles song since it's the last track on their last album. It's written and sung by Glenn. Definitely a farewell song of sorts. To me it was always about a dying parent speaking to his kids, or a band that is ending talking to its fans.

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Great song!

slop101
01-19-16, 12:39 AM
However, it's also important to note that the life expectancy really increased quite a bit in the 20th century. Hell, in 1910 the average life expectancy for an American male was only 47 years old - and that was just 100 years ago:

http://researchmaniacs.com/Forwarded/TheYear1910.htmlThat's mostly due to such a high infant mortality rate and childhood diseases like polio, which brought that average way down. Once kids grew up and were in the clear, average life span was way higher than 47.

wishbone
01-19-16, 07:59 AM
http://i64.tinypic.com/103d0ux.jpgI've had "New Kid in Town" in my head since I heard about Glenn's passing this morning. RIP Glenn Frey.

The Infidel
01-19-16, 09:11 AM
GLENN FREY'S LAST MOMENTS

Glenn: I feel so cold.
Family member: But, Glenn, the heat is on.
Glenn: Ha!
(dies with a smile on his face)

creekdipper
01-19-16, 01:02 PM
Man.

I think this is gonna start happening more frequently with artists from that era. They are getting to be that age where it really isn't all that surprising.

It's really not. Heading toward age 62 this June and having always been healthy as a horse until last year, I can attest that hitting a certain age brings about additional risks. I've known marathon runners with almost no body fat who have had heart diseases, cancers, etc. despite never having any apparent bad health habits. A lot of it is hereditary.

Keep in mind what Frey said about his own self-inflicted health problems in 1998...he attributed them to his love of "burgers and beer and blow and broads."

It's actually more surprising to me to see people such as Keef and Walsh still upright. When you read the history of the 60's-70's excesses with trays of coke laid out backstage (demands specified in contract riders) & look at the number who never made it past 30 (along with other, younger guys who recently OD's), it's amazing that more celebrities don't go the route of Mickey Mantle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, etc. And, of all the entertainment professions, the music industry has to be at the top of the list for substance abuse and its related health issues.

Frey had gone on a fitness kick and tried to get & stay healthy in recent decades, but sometimes irreversible damage is done that eventually leads to deaths happening prematurely (given other factors).

On the other hand, not one of us is guaranteed that we'll be alive tomorrow. Stuff may be going on inside our bodies that nobody knows about (cheerful thought, ain't it?).

LorenzoL
01-19-16, 01:11 PM
Man.

I think this is gonna start happening more frequently with artists from that era. They are getting to be that age where it really isn't all that surprising.

It's really not. Heading toward age 62 this June and having always been healthy as a horse until last year, I can attest that hitting a certain age brings about additional risks. I've known marathon runners with almost no body fat who have had heart diseases, cancers, etc. despite never having any apparent bad health habits. A lot of it is hereditary.

Keep in mind what Frey said about his own self-inflicted health problems in 1998...he attributed them to his love of "burgers and beer and blow and broads."

It's actually more surprising to me to see people such as Keef and Walsh still upright. When you read the history of the 60's-70's excesses with trays of coke laid out backstage (demands specified in contract riders) & look at the number who never made it past 30 (along with other, younger guys who recently OD's), it's amazing that more celebrities don't go the route of Mickey Mantle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, etc. And, of all the entertainment professions, the music industry has to be at the top of the list for substance abuse and its related health issues.

Frey had gone on a fitness kick and tried to get & stay healthy in recent decades, but sometimes irreversible damage is done that eventually leads to deaths happening prematurely (given other factors).

On the other hand, not one of us is guaranteed that we'll be alive tomorrow. Stuff may be going on inside our bodies that nobody knows about (cheerful thought, ain't it?).

There's no escaping death. Is it?

I'm really sad about his death too.

creekdipper
01-19-16, 01:13 PM
I've only met a handful of people who didn't like Eagles among hundreds who are big fans.

I'd say there are quite a few fans who divide along "era" lines...some really like the early folk-rock sound; others prefer the slick, later pop sound. I fall into the former category...while I like Tim Schmidt (especially his Poco work) and Walsh's James Gang & solo stuff, didn't care for much of the later stuff (particularly The Long Run, which I believe was greatly affected adversely by the drug use, personal animosities, huge egos, and paranoia at the time).

I liked some of Frey's solo stuff but preferred Henley's. A lot of both sound much more dated than their Eagles work, especially their early stuff.

I thought the <b>Desperado</b> album was their magnum opus...really miss Bernie Leadon & Randy Meisner (and, to some extent, Don Felder) from their later stuff. Henley & Frey started treating the rest of the band (including Walsh & Schmidt) as hired hands/glorified session musicians) and the two couldn't even get along with each other.

Highly recommend the <b>"History of the Eagles"</b> documentary. Very enlightening.

I'm sure Mojo Nixon retired "Don Henley Must Die" ("Don't let him get back together with Glenn Frey) from his setlist years ago after Eagles started reuniting for one of their 'farewell' tours, but now it's really a moot point.

My personal favorite Frey vocal: <b>Tequila Sunrise</b> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws-YqUcD0LY

Hokeyboy
01-19-16, 02:41 PM
Although I can barely stomach listening to Eagles these days (due to incessant repetition everywhere), I used to love their music and always admired them. Or at least I used to, until I watched that History of the Eagles documentary that came out a few years ago. Frey came across a serious, SERIOUS douchebag. Plus he wrote and recorded "The Heat Is On", which is the third worst song ever made.

Nonetheless, I admired the man's talent. And since I am also living with ulcerative colitis, I often wonder what the future holds in regards to treating this, Crohn's, and any and all inflammatory bowel (and auto-immune) diseases. It's a lot more than sudden, continuous trips to the bathroom and shitting blood. It can mess with your entire body. If your immune system is too strong, it will attack your colon mercilessly and cause any number of conditions, including fever, joint pain, fatigue, weakness, etc. Immuno-suppressants used to alleviate that condition will leave you susceptible to a host of other infections that the body won't be able to fight off as effectively as it normally can.

And all that combined with rheumatoid arthritis? I can't imagine the agony he must have been going through.

RIP Glenn Frey.

sleepyhead55
01-19-16, 03:11 PM
And since I am also living with ulcerative colitis, I often wonder what the future holds in regards to treating this, Crohn's, and any and all inflammatory bowel (and auto-immune) diseases. It's a lot more than sudden, continuous trips to the bathroom and shitting blood. It can mess with your entire body. If your immune system is too strong, it will attack your colon mercilessly and cause any number of conditions, including fever, joint pain, fatigue, weakness, etc. Immuno-suppressants used to alleviate that condition will leave you susceptible to a host of other infections that the body won't be able to fight off as effectively as it normally can.

And all that combined with rheumatoid arthritis? I can't imagine the agony he must have been going through.


As someone who is also suffering from UC and Crohns this worries me a little too. And I only have a moderate amount of UC too. I'd be wary of immuno-suppressants. The last two times I've taken prendisone, it wrecked my dental health.

Anyway back to the topic, as someone who is a casual listener of the Eagles, I enjoyed a fair number of their songs. I always liked "The Long Run" for some reason.

RIP Glenn Frey

Mr. Salty
01-19-16, 05:05 PM
Plus he wrote and recorded "The Heat Is On", which is the third worst song ever made.
Frey recorded it, but he didn't write the song. It was written by synthpop soundtrack "genius" Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Morodor's drummer, Keith Forsey.

stvn1974
01-19-16, 05:10 PM
Sad to see that Frey has died. I might feel the same way as the great "The Dude" Lebowski about the Eagles music but 67 is too young an age to go.

milo bloom
01-20-16, 10:56 AM
I was almost afraid to come back for fear every post would be that quote from "that movie", glad to see it's at a minimum.

The Eagles were simply one of the best rock bands ever, period. And this will really piss off people, but this death hit me harder than Bowie's. I always enjoyed Bowie's work on the radio, and his Christmas duet with Bing Crosby is one of music's moments without compare, but I never actually owned any albums of his. The Eagles I owned and played and loved and will continue to love.

This is what I get for loving the music of my parents (and now I'm feeling extra worried because my parents are in their mid-60's and my dad has health problems...)

Sonny Corinthos
01-20-16, 11:19 AM
Although I can barely stomach listening to Eagles these days (due to incessant repetition everywhere), I used to love their music and always admired them. Or at least I used to, until I watched that History of the Eagles documentary that came out a few years ago. Frey came across a serious, SERIOUS douchebag. Plus he wrote and recorded "The Heat Is On", which is the third worst song ever made.

Nonetheless, I admired the man's talent. And since I am also living with ulcerative colitis, I often wonder what the future holds in regards to treating this, Crohn's, and any and all inflammatory bowel (and auto-immune) diseases. It's a lot more than sudden, continuous trips to the bathroom and shitting blood. It can mess with your entire body. If your immune system is too strong, it will attack your colon mercilessly and cause any number of conditions, including fever, joint pain, fatigue, weakness, etc. Immuno-suppressants used to alleviate that condition will leave you susceptible to a host of other infections that the body won't be able to fight off as effectively as it normally can.

And all that combined with rheumatoid arthritis? I can't imagine the agony he must have been going through.

RIP Glenn Frey.

Not to de-rail the thread, but what are the first two?

slop101
01-20-16, 11:22 AM
Frey recorded it, but he didn't write the song. It was written by synthpop soundtrack "genius" Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Morodor's drummer, Keith Forsey.That actually makes it worse. It's one thing to write and record a bad song, but at least you wrote it yourself. Picking a bad song out of so many just means you have bad taste.

Hokeyboy
01-20-16, 12:47 PM
Not to de-rail the thread, but what are the first two?
#1 - The Final Countdown - Europe
#2 - Walk of Life - Dire Straits

Worse than Pol Pot! :mad:

Hokeyboy
01-20-16, 12:48 PM
That actually makes it worse. It's one thing to write and record a bad song, but at least you wrote it yourself. Picking a bad song out of so many just means you have bad taste.
Talk about the darkest depths of Morodor... :(

slop101
01-20-16, 12:54 PM
#1 - The Final Countdown - Europe
#2 - Walk of Life - Dire Straits

Worse than Pol Pot! :mad:Both those songs do have similarly annoying hooks.

Decker
01-20-16, 01:15 PM
That actually makes it worse. It's one thing to write and record a bad song, but at least you wrote it yourself. Picking a bad song out of so many just means you have bad taste.

Or bought a really expensive house...

wishbone
01-20-16, 01:32 PM
#1 - The Final Countdown - EuropeThat burrito ain't gonna nuke itself ya know! :mad:;)

rw2516
01-20-16, 04:16 PM
These recent deaths, Bowie and Frey, are really making me feel old. The plane crashes, car crashes, overdoses, are bad news, but when people of your generation start passing it just seems so much sadder. It's like each death is whittling away at a period in history.
I never had any kids, this forum is really my sole interaction with people of younger generations about the subjects I've loved all my life. I don't mean this as a dig at modern stuff, but I hope after everybody who was there is long gone the latter half of the 20th century is not only remembered, but appreciated for the exemplary time it was.

DJariya
01-20-16, 04:26 PM
Frey recorded it, but he didn't write the song. It was written by synthpop soundtrack "genius" Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Morodor's drummer, Keith Forsey.

The single was #2 on the Billboard Top 100. The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was #1 IIRC during that year.

It was an 80's pop song on a very popular 80's comedy and during an era where soundtrack albums compiled top artists.

Hokeyboy may think it's a shitty song on Frey's catalog, but it did it's job for that time period.

creekdipper
01-20-16, 06:02 PM
These recent deaths, Bowie and Frey, are really making me feel old. .

Just crank up the theme song to "Fame" (the musical, not the Bowie track), rw:

"I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly
(High)
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
(Fame)
I'm gonna live forever
Baby, remember my name
(Remember, remember, remember, remember)
(Remember, remember, remember, remember)"

Or just put on The Clash's "Train in Vain" or "Should I Stay or Should I Go." Instant blues relief!!!

(What makes me feel old is seeing Don McClean arrested for domestic abuse. Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie indeed.

Hokeyboy
01-20-16, 08:03 PM
The single was #2 on the Billboard Top 100. The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was #1 IIRC during that year.

It was an 80's pop song on a very popular 80's comedy and during an era where soundtrack albums compiled top artists.

Hokeyboy may think it's a shitty song on Frey's catalog, but it did it's job for that time period.
I'm certainly not denying that it was an EXTREMELY successful single.

So was The Ballad of the Green Berets...

Barth
01-20-16, 10:49 PM
While The Heat Is On has a certain amount of cheese to it, it was perfect for the era and the setting it was used in.
I will argue that You Belong To The City might be one of the best songs to come out of the 80s though.

GuessWho
01-21-16, 10:16 AM
That burrito ain't gonna nuke itself ya know! :mad:;)
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Ky-Fi
01-21-16, 10:31 AM
#1 - The Final Countdown - Europe
#2 - Walk of Life - Dire Straits

Worse than Pol Pot! :mad:

So what you're really saying, then, is that you think "We Built This City" is a pretty good song, comparatively speaking.

SatoshiNak
01-21-16, 11:40 AM
These recent deaths, Bowie and Frey, are really making me feel old. The plane crashes, car crashes, overdoses, are bad news, but when people of your generation start passing it just seems so much sadder. It's like each death is whittling away at a period in history.
I never had any kids, this forum is really my sole interaction with people of younger generations about the subjects I've loved all my life. I don't mean this as a dig at modern stuff, but I hope after everybody who was there is long gone the latter half of the 20th century is not only remembered, but appreciated for the exemplary time it was.

I feel the same way, it is really a trip to watch all of the people we grew-up with listening to or watching in film or tv pass away and it is only going to get worse in the coming months and years. I remember riding to school in my mom's VW Bug listening to The Eagles and Bowie on the 8 track or Clapton, The Stones, Pink Floyd or some other greats on the local FM radio station, the 70s were a great time and I'm just glad I was able to witness that but it is hard to watch the people that helped make that time great pass away and become memories.

TheDude
01-21-16, 12:11 PM
These recent deaths, Bowie and Frey, are really making me feel old. The plane crashes, car crashes, overdoses, are bad news, but when people of your generation start passing it just seems so much sadder. It's like each death is whittling away at a period in history.
I never had any kids, this forum is really my sole interaction with people of younger generations about the subjects I've loved all my life. I don't mean this as a dig at modern stuff, but I hope after everybody who was there is long gone the latter half of the 20th century is not only remembered, but appreciated for the exemplary time it was.

Agreed. I'm in my 40's so am younger than Bowie, Frey, etc. - however, it is sad to see people in the entertainment industry that I pretty much grew up with passing on. Agree that while overdoses are sad as well, they're preventable & the people who die from them pretty much caused this themselves. However, when someone dies of an illness that's completely different.

As I said, I was a big fan of Frey's solo work in the '80's, and recently re-watched the Miami Vice episodes that featured his songs - in fact, Frey himself had a starring role in one of these shows. And, a couple of weeks later he has passed on. Quite a shock...

I remember the Summer of 2009 was a sad one as well - we lost Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and David Carradine (who starred in the '70's Kung Fu TV series, which I watched on re-runs in the '80's) - all within a couple of months of each other. I had grown up with all of these icons to some extent...

slop101
01-21-16, 12:27 PM
Agreed. I'm in my 40's so am younger than Bowie, Frey, etc. - however, it is sad to see people in the entertainment industry that I pretty much grew up with passing on - basically of natural causes.No, I don't count cancer and what Frey had as "natural causes".

creekdipper
01-21-16, 12:39 PM
If you look at it that way, then nothing is a "natural cause."

Whatever stops your heart beating, your lungs from breathing, or your brain from functioning, it's an eventuality.

It's just that some processes speed up the process. It's especially more noticeable when someone dies at an early age...i.e., if they simply "die in their sleep," it may seem "natural" for a 98-year-old but not for a five-year-old.

TheDude
01-21-16, 12:52 PM
Yeah, it depends. Natural cause may not have been the best word(s) to use here.

I've heard of people dying of heart attacks/strokes in their 20's. Sure, technically that's a "natural cause" but it's not common, and there are probably underlying medical - or other - issues at play here if someone dies so young of something like that.

creekdipper
01-21-16, 01:18 PM
:shrug: I think most people think of both the timing of the death and whether it is the result of an accident or an acquired or inherited disease, etc. when they use the term. But different people have different criteria.

One could argue that nothing is a "natural cause" or that everything is a "natural cause" and both views could be right, philosophically speaking.

There's probably a lot more agreement when the term "unexpectedly" is used when describing deaths, IMO. Sometimes it's imminent or has been coming on for a long time, or (as you point out) sometimes it takes everyone off guard.

Jason
01-21-16, 04:47 PM
No, I don't count cancer and what Frey had as "natural causes".

Depends. If Glenn Frey had worked near an unshielded nuclear reactor, I would agree the cancer it caused would hardly be "natural", but it's been killing people for no reason for a long time, which I think is pretty much the definition of a "natural cause".

Jason
01-21-16, 04:49 PM
The single was #2 on the Billboard Top 100. The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was #1 IIRC during that year.

It was an 80's pop song on a very popular 80's comedy and during an era where soundtrack albums compiled top artists.

Hokeyboy may think it's a shitty song on Frey's catalog, but it did it's job for that time period.

I could swear that a local regional grocery chain (Shop and Save) used "The Heat is On" in television commercials in the mid-80s. If it wasn't the original, it was a damn close sound-alike.

windom
01-21-16, 05:35 PM
Anyone else remember watching Frey on Wiseguy during the record company arc along with Debbie Harry, Paul Winfield, and Tim Curry? Sadly, I don't think any of those episodes are available on DVD due to music licensing costs.

Decker
01-21-16, 07:16 PM
Anyone else remember watching Frey on Wiseguy during the record company arc along with Debbie Harry, Paul Winfield, and Tim Curry? Sadly, I don't think any of those episodes are available on DVD due to music licensing costs.

I'd completely forgotten that, but yeah, that was an awesome show arc.

TheDude
01-22-16, 02:41 PM
Frey also had a small but important role in an episode of Miami Vice, in one of the earlier seasons. Great episode.

I've never seen Wiseguy, but always wanted to. It definitely looked lke a great show; I remember seeing ads for this back in the day, but never found time to watch the show.

Unfortunately, it looks like only the first two seasons are on DVD. I'd rather not invest money/time in buying the first two seasons & then left hanging re: the other two.

Hopefully at some point the remaining two seasons will be put on DVD.

Even better would be a boxed set of all 4 seasons on Blu-ray.

sportsfan64
01-22-16, 08:52 PM
CNN will air the "History of The Eagles" documentary, Sat 1/23, at 8PM ET.
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/cnn-swoops-in-to-buy-4-hour-eagles-documentary/282787

TomOpus
01-22-16, 09:57 PM
CNN will air the "History of The Eagles" documentary, Sat 1/23, at 8PM ET.
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/cnn-swoops-in-to-buy-4-hour-eagles-documentary/282787
It's on Netflix if you have that service.

Jason
01-23-16, 07:32 AM
It's on Netflix if you have that service.

Showtime ran it the other night too. Part One is definitely more interesting than Part Two.

GuessWho
01-23-16, 07:04 PM
CNN will air the "History of The Eagles" documentary, Sat 1/23, at 8PM ET.
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/cnn-swoops-in-to-buy-4-hour-eagles-documentary/282787
Nope. Blizzard coverage instead.

sportsfan64
02-12-16, 08:38 PM
Jackson Browne and members of The Eagles will pay tribute to Frey at the Grammys on Feb 15. They will perform "Take It Easy", which was written by Browne and Frey.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6874044/glenn-frey-grammy-tribute-eagles-jackson-browne


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