Don Henley Ejects A Fan From A Show For Shouting Don Felder’s Name
There’s no way I can consider Dom Henley a nice person, all these lawsuits, all these fights with ex bandmate, all this ex-Eagle arrogance mixed with this fake hippie spirit nonsense do not make him very lovable.
A week ago, he proved he was not Mr. nice guy once again, he ejected a fan from a solo concert in Detroit… According to MLive, Henley was performing in support of his new album, “Cass County’, and just when he was introducing the musicians of his band, a fan yelled out ‘Don Felder’… And the fan continued, ‘Don Felder taught Tom Petty how to play guitar.’…. Which really got on Henley’s nerves: ‘OK, that’s it, you’re outta here, and I had security escort him out,’ he told Mlive.
The crowd was with him, cheering in approval because they probably had paid something like $400 for their seats and didn’t want to get ejected too… Henley added ‘I did exactly what Glenn (Frey, founder of the Eagles) would have wanted me to do in his hometown’, and the show went on smoothly.
But what kind of behavior is this? And I am talking about Henley’s! Ejecting someone from a concert hall for saying something? People jump on stage at shows and they are not ejected, you have to do something very serious to be thrown from a show, a bit more disruptive than chanting the name of an ex-band member. I have attended a few shows where some people were aggressive or even obnoxious but a few boos from the crowd were enough to solve the problem. Plus, it’s a rock n’ roll show, not a church, you can’t expect people to shut up.
This si the comment left by someone who attended the show and this sums up very well the situation: ‘Henley looks at it as negative because he still feels the guilt. He knows he was wrong and he is still very touchy about it. By giving the guy his money back (I was at the concert and heard Henley say that twice) he is admitting guilt. Henley could’ve so easily taken the high road but chose the knee jerk reaction and it put a damper on the remainder of the concert. It absolutely deflated my experience which had started out so well. This performance solidified my impression of Henley and I would not consider seeing him again.’ More than ever, Henley looks like a jerk.