On This Day In Eagle’s History – February 6, 2001

February 6, 2001 – Don Felder Gets The Axe


You knew it was going to happen and it became official on February 6, 2001 when Don Felder was fired from the Eagles. He responds but filing two lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, breach of implied-in-fact contract and breach of fiduciary duty. He sought $50 million in damages. Henley and Frey countered by filing their own lawsuits.

This is how it went until May 8,2007 when Los Angeles County Court dismissed the suits as they had been settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

Despite the settlement, Felder has since filed subsequent lawsuits against the Eagles.

In a 2008 interview with Howard Stern, Felder affirmed that he remains friends with fellow former members of the Eagles Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. When asked if he still had any contact with Frey or Henley, Felder stated that the only replies he gets are from their respective attorneys.

In 2016, the day after Frey’s death, Felder told the Associated Press that he felt an “unbelievable sorrow” when he learned about Frey’s death. “I had always hoped somewhere along the line, he and I would have dinner together, talking about old times and letting it go with a handshake and a hug.


1 Comment

  1. Morris

    Hated that happened! Felder was as much a part of the Eagles’ sound as any of those guys. I really wish Henley would “bury the hatchet”, so to speak, and get Felder and Leadon back in the band for this latest version. It’s a shame that Meisner is not healthy enough to join too!

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