Allstar news is reporting that Don Felder has filed a lawsuit against his former Eagles bandmates. The $50 million lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on May 2nd and claims wrongful termination and breach of contract on the part of the Eagles. Felder had previously filed a suit in February to have Eagles, LTD dissolved.
Don Henley and Glenn Frey are directly named in the lawsuit as well as Eagles, Ltd., Eagles Touring Co., Eagles Merchandising, Eagles Recording Co., and N.E.A. LLC.
Felder was fired from the group on Feb. 6th. Felder believes he was fired because he had been calling for a full accounting of profits and copies of agreements from the Hell Freezes Over Tour and Album as well as 1972-1999: Selected Works box set. According to Felder’s claim he had been attempting to obtain the records from Henley and Frey who stonewalled his attempts and only provided “limited information on a selective basis." According to Felder's lawsuit, things came to a head in January when the Eagles manager Irving Azoff, offered him an ultimatum: Either Felder fire his business lawyer Barry Tyerman immediately or he would be kicked out of the band. Felder complied with Azoff’s demand and was still fired by the band in early February.
The crux of Felder’s claim is that his former bandmates, Frey and Henley denied him his fair share of profits from the Eagles ventures and when Felder began pursuing the issue he was met with threats, intimidation and was ultimately fired.
So far the remaining members of the Eagles or their representative have not commented on Felder’s claims.
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