Why there isn’t much chance of new Eagles music

Timothy B. Schmitt said there wasn’t much of a chance Eagles making new music due to the disappointing response to material that appeared on their last studio project.

Long way out of Eden was released in 2007, and the band played a number of its tracks on the road. In a recent interview with Classic rockSchmit recalled the results.

“I sincerely doubt it,” he said when asked if the Eagles would return to the studio. “We toured behind our last album … and put five to seven of those songs in. But we don’t do them anymore because there wasn’t that big a reaction. … When people come to see the Eagles, they want to hear ‘Best of My Love,’ ‘One of These Nights,’ all that stuff. So we give it to them.”

Despite that, Schmit agreed that he was “on a roll” with his solo career, having released his seventh record, Day after day, in May. “I tend to get things a little later than other people,” he admitted. “I didn’t have a heyday solo career when I was younger, like a lot of my friends. I didn’t have the tools, I didn’t have the knowledge. But three solo albums ago I started writing everything myself and producing, or co-producing, my own songs. I love the process. It gives me some kind of meaning.”

While the album features guest appearances by several big names, Schmit said he didn’t have a wish list of contributors when he started. “Basically, when a song reaches a certain point and needs something else, I try to think of who might be good for it,” he explained. “I called Lindsey [Buckingham] and John Fogertythe same with Jackson [Browne]. And they all said yes. They aimed to please me. In the past I have sung for many different projects, so I know that feeling.”

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