Don Henley says the Eagles are done and he’s sorry that he mentioned the possibility of Glenn Frey‘s son Deacon taking his late father’s place.
He tells Sydney, Australia’s Daily Telegraph, “The press took it, made a whole big deal of it, but there is nothing like that in the works. I haven’t spoken to his son about that. His son is quite talented — but he is only 22 years old so there are no plans in that regard.”
Henley says 2016 has been a year of mourning. “I have spent my entire year trying to get my head around the fact that [Frey] is no longer with us — and I’m just now beginning to come out of the fog. But the tour I did this summer was very healing for me and I am in a way the curator — or perhaps the torchbearer — of the legacy that he and I created and the songs that we wrote.”
What he finds most difficult is performing “Desperado,” the first song he wrote with Glenn. “But I get a lot of support from the audience — the crowd is my foundation, my rock and they sing it with me and it’s a beautiful moment in the show.”
Henley is back on the road starting New Year’s Eve in Oklahoma, followed by a run of dates in the South and Southeast in January.