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Reborn Eagles Lose Peaceful, Easy Feeling; Musicians advocate Henley is sued by a fired bandmate who calls him a hypocrite in royalties fight
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Litigation; Music industry; Royalties
Author: Leeds, Jeff
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Start Page: C.1
Section: Business; Part C; Business Desk
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Over time, the lawsuit says, [Don Henley] and [Glenn Frey] grew increasingly upset with resistance from [Don Felder] and his business attorney, Barry Tyerman. Felder said he tried to "appease" Henley and Frey by dismissing Tyerman early last year. But he said Henley and Frey still notified him that he had been fired from the 30-year-old band.

According to the lawsuit, Henley and Frey told Felder that his termination also required him to sell back his shares in the Eagles corporation for a nominal sum. The suit says that Henley and Frey eventually informed Felder that they also would buy back his shares in the Eagles' affiliated companies and that they enclosed three checks totaling a mere $3,000.

VOCAL: Don Henley fights for artists' rights.; ROCK LITIGANT: Don Felder, left, longtime Eagles guitarist, accuses group co-founders Don Henley and Glenn Frey of cheating him out of his share of earnings since the band's 1994 reunion.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Ken Hively Los Angeles Times; FEUD: Glenn Frey is named in Felder's lawsuit.

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