Music fans were saddened to learn of the passing of Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey last month. Frey died at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.”
Now, CBS has announced that Frey will receive a special musical tribute at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which will air on Monday, February 15th.
The remaining Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, and Timothy B. Schmit – will take the stage with Jackson Browne to perform an “Eagles classic”.
“Given the impact that The Eagles have had on music, it was only right that we have a moment for Glenn, the band’s co-founder,” said Ken Elrich, Executive Producer of the GRAMMY Awards. “We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to honor him than by bringing together his bandmates and longtime friend Jackson Browne, to play an Eagles classic that forever changed popular music. It’ll be an emotional moment for many of us—one of reflection, respect, and celebration.”
Frey won six Grammys in his storied career.
“Glenn Frey’s untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community,” said Neil Portnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy. “For more than 45 years, The Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the GRAMMY stage in tribute to Glenn’s tremendous legacy.”
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 10, 2016
Upon news of his death, bandmate Don Henley released a touching statement.
“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved,” Henley said.
“I’m not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some.”