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Glenn Frey’s son to join the Eagles for summer festival shows

Late rocker Glenn Frey’s son will join his band the Eagles for headlining sets at the Classic East and Classic West music festivals this summer (17).
Drummer Don Henley confirmed Deacon Frey will replace his dad when the reunited band take the stage in New York and Los Angeles in July during an appearance on Mike Rhyner radio show.
“There’s going to be an official announcement in a few days but let’s just do it here. Glenn’s son Deacon is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task,” the Hotel California hitmaker said. “He’s enthusiastic about it and he’s been working real hard on it, and he’s gonna do it with us. I think that’s appropriate.”
“There’s an old system in Eastern and Western culture, called the guild system, where the father is the master and the son is the apprentice. The trade, the craft, the business is handed down from father to son. I think it’s the only appropriate way to carry on.”
Henley told the radio host he wouldn’t be part of the reunion if his late bandmate’s son wasn’t involved.
“Since it’s Glenn’s blood, it’s his son, I think that’s appropriate,” he added before revealing, “There’ll be one more musician along for the ride too, but I’m not gonna say who that is.”
Frey died in January, 2016 and following his death Henley insisted the band would not go on without the guitarist.
The Eagles will co-headline the inaugural Classic East and Classic West weekend shows with Fleetwood Mac.

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