The Eagles FAQ

The Eagles FAQ

All That’s Left to Know About Classic Rock’s Superstars

 by Andrew Vaughan

The fascinating story of the hugely successful American band that defined life in the fast lane.


If the Beatles wrote the soundtrack of the swinging ’60s, then the Eagles did the same for the cynical ’70s.

The story of the Eagles is also the story of most artists of their time – the drugs, the music, the excesses, and the piles of cash, but, as music critic Andrew Vaughan writes in The Eagles FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Classic Rock’s Superstars (February 2015, Backbeat Books, $24.99), the Eagles took it to the limit. And in Don Henley and Glenn Frey they had two songwriters who intuitively understood and accurately portrayed the changing America they lived in. They perfected the California sound, shifted power from record company to artist, and pioneered album-oriented rock. Eagles songs of the period are as memorable as any ever written, and their most popular album, Hotel California, became a timeless record of the 1970s decadence.

In The Eagles FAQ, Vaughan brings an insider’s view into the many chapters of the group’s fascinating history. He shows how they blended the best folk, rock, and country sounds of the ’60s into a worldwide soundtrack of the ’70s while challenging the industry status quo with a new business model.

The Eagles FAQ is the story of their rise, fall, and rebirth – their mega-selling smashes, their tensions and breakups, the band members’ solo work, and their triumphant reunion and continued place at the top of the rock-and-roll tree.

March 10, 2015
Paperback Original
6″ x 9″
352 pages
Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group


Andrew Vaughan is a British-born writer and an authority on country music and country rock. He is the author of the acclaimed illustrated biography The Eagles: An American Band and the best-selling Shania: Feel Like a Woman, as well as books on Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Vaughan has been a record industry consultant and editorial director for the Nashville-based American Music Channel since 2002. He lives in Franklin, Tenn.



Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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