When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley said in an interview that they would play again together “when Hell freezes over.” 14 years later, the Eagles released their comeback album, Hell Freezes Over.

Hell Freezes Over

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Hell Freezes Over is the second live album by the Eagles, released in 1994. The album is the first to be released after the Eagles had reformed following a fourteen-year-long break up. The band’s lineup was that of the Long Run era: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. It contains four new studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live in April 1994 for an MTV special. Two Top 40 Mainstream singles, “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, were released from the album. It also features an acoustic version of “Hotel California”. The four new studio recordings are the last to feature Don Felder, who was… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

8 thoughts on “When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley said in an interview that they would play again together “when Hell freezes over.” 14 years later, the Eagles released their comeback album, Hell Freezes Over.”

  1. Fantasy_Puck

    “For the record, we never broke up, we just took a 14 year vacation”.

  2. PreciousRoi

    Also, the tour for this album was if not the first, one of the first well-known cases of old bands charging outrageous prices for concerts.

  3. Famous-Narwhal-1212

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it, the History of the Eagles documentary is a FANTASTIC watch. Long but so so worth it.

  4. PimentoCheesehead

    And now I feel old, because I remember when that album was released.

  5. Borsao66

    Hell Freezes Over: The Search For More Money

  6. LedZepOnWeed

    Phenomenal music and extremely talented musicians like Fingers, Henley, & Walsh. But man oh man Frey & Henley were douche bags of a strong degree.

  7. inkyblinkypinkysue

    This is something that really blows me away because of my age. 14 years is not a long time in the grand scheme of things but this seemed like FOREVER to me since I was in first grade when they broke up (never heard of them at that point in my life) and I was in college when they got back together (had already gone through my 70s classic rock phase and the Eagles were part of it).

    I can’t say I was terribly excited about the comeback because by 1994 my musical tastes had changed so much to the point I can’t ever believe I even liked the Eagles. But as far as I could remember, the Eagles hated each other and there was 0% chance of a reunion.

    Now I know when a successful band says they are done it is a complete lie unless (1) key members are dead (and even then maybe not) and (2) the band is Led Zeppelin.

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