Is Don Henley a singer who is a great drummer or a drummer who is a great singer? Is he a member of multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning musical group, or is he a multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning solo artist? Is he a writer or a producer? When it comes to Mr. Henley, the answer is . . . yes.
As a founding member of the Eagles, America’s biggest selling band, Henley has drummed, sung and co-written many of their biggest hits. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Eagles have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, had 5 number-one singles, 17 Top 40 singles and 6 number-one albums.
During the band’s 1980-1994 hiatus, Henley’s solo career resulted in two more Grammy Awards, album sales of 10 million worldwide, 8 Top 40 singles and 5 MTV Video Music Awards. He’s accomplished all of this while creating and playing solid and supremely musical drum parts that complement this music’s melody and lyrics with perfection reminiscent of Ringo Starr, Al Jackson Jr. and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford.
Today Don Henley is as engaged and productive as ever, with more solo projects committed and continued touring with the Eagles.