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Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)

By Don Felder

The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American staff ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder eventually breaks the Eagles’ years of public silence to take lovers backstage. He stocks everything of the band’s wild journey, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed lodge rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the enjoyment of writing strong new songs to the magic of acting in large arenas full of roaring fans.

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No boyfriends have been ever invited. 33747_ch01. 001-332. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM web page 148 148 • D o n F e l d e r while the exhibit used to be over, irrespective of how a lot the group hollered for a 3rd encore, threw beer cans, or lit the entire lighters and suits they possessed, we have been out of there. the home lighting will be saved dimmed as we ran from the degree and bolted out the again door and into ready limos earlier than the viewers even knew we’d left the development. purely when we have been good sooner than all of the traffic might the lighting fixtures arise, and everybody might wander domestic clutching their T-shirts, courses, and thoughts. again at our inn, a set could were in particular reserved for that night’s 3rd Encore celebration, stocked with ice buckets jam-packed with beer, wine, and poo, platters of hors d’oeuvres, and bowls of chips. by the point we’d all showered and adjusted in our rooms, the first of the fifty or so invitees will be arriving, desirous to meet us, their little buttons pinned proudly to their chests. i will have in mind strolling down the hall towards the suite one evening and bumping right into a guy we referred to as the occasion surgeon. He was once sporting a major prescription bottle, the dimensions of a giant mayonnaise jar, choked with Quaaludes—then the leisure drug of choice—to distribute between our site visitors on the celebration in the event that they sought after them. If one of many men within the room desired to decide upon a woman to be taken again to a bed room and laid, then it fulfilled the pursuits of either events. Seldom was once a lady allowed to spend greater than a few hours with the featured player. nearly by no means might she remain in a single day. A limo driving force downstairs used to be entrusted to ferry all of them domestic. On convinced events in definite cities, specific ladies recognized to be group-sex ladies may have a collection in their personal. I by no means skilled any of that, yet I heard much approximately it from others at the highway. Little Rock Connie was once a legend. Allegedly a schoolteacher through day, at evening she remodeled herself right into a sexual animal par excellence, asking humans to take Polaroids of her whereas they stood in line for a blowjob. To at the present time when you point out her identify to somebody during this enterprise from the seventies, it’ll produce a grin. first of all, I watched in amazement all that used to be occurring yet attempted to maintain my fingers fresh. I felt completely out of my league. you may anticipate one hand the ladies I’d had intercourse with. even if, by the point the only of those Nights travel rather bought going, the 3E events have been equipped 33747_ch01. 001-332. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM web page 149 H E AV E N a n d H E L L • 149 to perfection and so fullyyt approved as general that I thoroughly overpassed who i used to be. I’d prefer to let you know i used to be a saint, and that’s precisely what I’d have needed to were to withstand the enticements thrust at me every day. a few of these ladies have been goddesses, I suggest quite attractive, attractive ladies. I had little interest in breaking apart my marriage or spoiling what I had at domestic, yet existence at the road—especially in a band brief on camaraderie—was tremendous lonely. I’d pass from a true adrenaline rush onstage with most of these ladies screaming and yelling and throwing themselves at me, achieving out to me with their palms whereas I stood within the highlight, again to an empty inn room, the place I’d face approximately twenty-one hours of the day within which lifestyles was once quite uninteresting.

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