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Eagles Guitarist Don Felder Shares Story Behind 'Hotel California'

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Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder shares the story behind the band's classic album "Hotel California" in an upcoming episode of AXS TV's star-studded classic rock series "Mixtape."

"We were writing song ideas for what was gonna become the 'Hotel California' record," Felder says in the episode set to air at 8:30 pm ET on Thursday.

"I was just sitting in a beach house in Malibu… out comes that progression. I had to go record it. So when we got into the studio to record 'Hotel California,' I always thought that Joe [Walsh] and I would just sit down, we hit record, I start off and play something. Don Henley comes by and says, 'No, no, no, stop. You have to do it just like the demo,'" he added.

"I think it took us three days for Joe and I to do the solos at the end of that record and the labor that it took to get that to that level has been worth it", Felder continued.

According to Felder , "Victim of Love" and "Hotel California" were probably two of his favorite songs on Hotel California. The album was co-written by Felder and Don Henley.

(Photo: Phil Konstantin)

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