In June 1994, I saw the Eagles at Tiger Stadium on the band’s “Hell Freezes Over” tour. As my friends and I sat at a nearby bar before the show, we debated which song they’d lead with.
None of us guessed correctly and as soon as Don Felder strummed his guitar, we looked at each other as if to say, “Of course it’s ‘Hotel California.'”
The Professor of Rock breaks it down …
The older I get, the more I love this song.