Don Henley says The Eagles have broken up

The news follows the death of co-founder Glenn Frey earlier this year

The Eagles have broken up according to band member Don Henley.

The group’s co-founder Glenn Frey died earlier this year after suffering complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67 years old.

Henley and the surviving members of the band paid tribute to Frey at this year’s Grammy awards, performing ‘Take It Easy’ during the ceremony.


That performance looks set to be The Eagles’ final show, with Henley telling the BBC: “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.”


The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998 and have sold 150 million albums worldwide.

Frey founded the Los Angeles-born act alongside Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in 1971, and saw them become one of the most successful acts of the 70s, before they split for almost 15 years between 1980 and 1994. They’ve been touring sporadically since.

Frey, alongside Henley, was one of only two members that remained part of the band throughout their lifespan, recording hits like ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Tequila Sunrise’ and ‘Take It To The Limit’.