Don Henley Hits Back At Robert Plant’s Remarks


Famous rocker Don Henley has now fired back at Robert Plant after he suggested the drummer’s super group the Eagles are “too bored” to retire.

In Rolling Stone, Plant was explaining his reasons for turning down offers to reunite Led Zeppelin for a world tour. He insisted such a thing would be “an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s s**tty about about big-time stadium rock”.

Using his peers the Eagles as an appropriate example, he added, “Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when hell freezes over, but they did it anyway and keep touring? It’s not because they were paid a fortune. It’s not about the money. It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored.”

Hanley had some issues with these remarks in a New Zealand Herald interview, so he responded, “I am never bored. The truth is, we enjoy doing it. It is hard work, especially for gentlemen of our age, but the fact is it’s a fantastic job and it’s a wonderful way to make a living and see the world and get to travel and we take our kids with us.”

A recent residency at the renovated Forum venue in Los Angeles sold out in record time, showing the Eagles are still a very relevant act.
This urged Hanley to admit he wishes Plant would reteam with legendary Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, so he could, too, enjoy concerts at the biggest venues around the world.

He added, “I really wish they’d get back together because they were one of the greatest bands of all time.”

He joked later, “I think maybe Robert is worried about hitting those notes. He may not be able to unbutton his shirt any more.”

Recently, the Eagles announced plans to take their history of the Eagles tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March in 2015.

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