“Only three more songs until I kick your ass, pal.”
Those were the words Don Fedler uttered to Glenn Frey at a show in Long Beach, California in July of 1980, described by some as “Long Night at Wrong Beach.” Follow that up with a live album that had to be mixed by band members on opposite coasts due to mutual disdain and you have yourself a band that had officially called it quits.
Until hell freezes over, of course.
“When hell freezes over,” was the phrase routinely used by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Don Henley[/lastfm] whenever questioned about a possible [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eagles[/lastfm] reunion. It would also be the inspiration to the title of their 1994 tour and live album Hell Freezes Over.
Consisting of the Long Run era lineup of Don Henley, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Glenn Frey[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Walsh[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Don Felder[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Timothy Schmit[/lastfm], the album would produce four new studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live for an MTV special. It would reach #1 on the Billboard charts with “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive” as Top 40 singles.
“Love Will Keep Us Alive” by the Eagles
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Hell Freezes Over would go on to sell over six million copies and land at #37 on Billboard’s Top 200 end of decade charts.