Today is Randy's 64th birthday! Let's hope it's a great one. As I was preparing this post this morning, I stumbled on this great interview with Randy that I don't recall seeing or posting before. Enjoy!
Randy turns 63 today and we hope that its a great day for him. In honor of his birthday, we've updated and explanded our Randy Meisner links section to make it easier for you to find Randy information, photos, music and video both here on the Fastlane and on the web. If you have a suggestion for a Meisner link (or any other link, for that matter) please let us know.
Since if seems that people have been enjoying discussing topics in the comments section here, we've got a Randy question for you today...how would thing have been different in the Eagles if Randy hadn't quit the band? How would their story have progressed? What would their music have been like? What would they be doing today?
JoeB and HelenB sent us these two great articles from the April, 2008 issue of Record Collector. There is an extensive interview with Don Felder and a shorter piece with Randy Meisner. I couldn't get my PDF program to join these files, so you'll have to download them one page at a time. Sorry.
I'm locking the comments on this post. It seems like every time we post something about Don Felder, we have to deal with general nastiness in the comments section. If you'd like to discuss this article, you are more than welcome to come over to Eagleland to do so. I've set up a topic just for that purpose. Sorry if that seems like a hassle, but some people don't know how to play nice.
Last month we brought you a QnA with Don Henley from the UKs Classic Rock magazine. We noticed that this month's issue would feature more Eagles content (of course, we have to wait until Borders carries it here stateside). So, we've now got this nice little interview with Randy to share with you. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday to the band's first bass players!!!! We're stuck at an Odyssey of the Mind tournament 40 miles east of Waco, so for now, please check out our Randy page to celebrate this awesome musician.
Leslie let us know about this post on SonicPast Music. No confirmation yet, but it is an interesting rumor:
Randy Meisner, the golden voice of the Eagles ‘ “Take it to the Limit” has put together a group and is now working out the details for opening some dates for the The Doobie Brothers on West Coast leg of their US Summer tour this year, and possibly more dates on that tour in other regions of the US as well.
Apparently, the Randy imposter is at it again. Mike let us know that he ran into him at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
A slew of news reports have mentioned Don as being one of the entertainers at a media event in France to launch the new QTrax music downloading service. This service says that it will have thousands of free songs available for download because they've got licensing deals with 4 of the major record labels. There's apparently some controversy because the service has launched and not all of the licensing deals are in place. We have no other information about why Don was there. It would be interesting to hear him talk about something like this and if he thinks its a viable alternative to illegal file-sharing and .99 cent downloads at iTunes.
There was also a short blurb in the Discoveries magazine about some Randy music that's become available. Sonicpast music has Randy's Love Me or Leave Me Alone(a collection of previously unreleased recordings from 1977- the '90s). This disc includes a live "Take it to the Limit" and "Take it Easy". They also have albums from Meisner, Swan & Rich as well as The Poor. The cool thing about this site is that you can order the CD, order individual tracks in MP3 form, or just get the whole album in MP3 format.