SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/Alice @ 97.3) – Journalist Ben Fong-Torres is out with a new book about the Eagles, just in time for their 40th anniversary… “The Eagles: Taking it to the Limit.” His memoir, “The Rice Room,” has just been reissued with a new final chapter and photos.
“From their inception in 1971 through their smashingly successful 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden and the accompanying 2008-2010 international tour, The Eagles have seen it all and lived to tell about it. In Eagles, one of America’s top rock journalists delivers a comprehensive insider look at arguably the greatest American rock-and-roll band on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. From their origin and rise to fame, to the music, the recording sessions, the fights, the tours, the parties afterward and the hangovers that followed, Ben Fong-Torres covers it all backed by deft research, first-hand interviews, and a collection of fantastic photographs from some of the best rock photographers in the business.”
“In the course of 40 years, the Eagles changed line-ups five times, split up twice, recorded seven highly successful albums, toured the world multiple times, released the top-selling rock album in American history, and sued each other. Their story is a uniquely American journey, and their legacy is assured for decades to come.”
(Source: A Great Good Place for Books)
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