Fired Eagles Guitarist Felder Sues Henley, FreyA
Longtime Eagles guitarist Don Felder has sued the band's founding members, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, claiming he was wrongly fired. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that HLongtime Eagles guitarist Don Felder has sued the band's founding members, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, claiming he was wrongly fired. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Henley and Frey abused their authority and acted unfairl y on Feb. 6 when they terminated Felder, who joined the band in 1974.
The suit seeks an accounting of all business transactions made by Eagles Ltd. since Felder joined the band, including record royalties and revenue from touring and merchandise. The suit also seeks to liquidate the company, which is the band's business arm.
"Despite each being a one-third owner of Eagles Ltd., Henley and Frey have consistently treated Felder as a subordinate, with complete disregard for his rights," the lawsuit states.
Lawyers representing Felder did not immediately return calls over the weekend seeking comment.
Daniel Petrocelli, who represents Henley and Frey, said his clients had a right to terminate Felder. However, the attorney declined to say why Felder was fir ed. "The band is going forward,' Petrocelli said Saturday. "This was done in the best interest of the band."
The Eagles formed in 1971 in Los Angeles as a backup group for Linda Ronstadt. Felder joined the band after it already had established itself wit h hits like "Take It Easy" and "Desperado."
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