Glenn Frey, who with Henley formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 1970s, said they were very happy with the film although he hadn't yet seen a final cut either.
The Eagles, who remain one of the biggest selling American bands in history, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Because the band didn't consent to many interviews, particularly during its massively successful run in the 1970s the band broke up in 1980 before reuniting in 1994 "we have not been over-exposed in the past 42 years," Frey said.
Added Henley, who is noted for his diatribes against tabloid journalism tactics, particularly via his 1982 solo song "Dirty Laundry," said many of the stories published about the band focused on their conflicts. "We call it conflict journalism," he said, which meant that many of the band's fans didn't realize how much fun they had when they were performing and touring.
Added guitarist Joe Walsh: "We didn't hate each other. We didn't have fist fights."
That peaceful, easy feeling
'History of the Eagles, Part I' • Screens Sunday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. at the Salt Lake Main Library.
Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. • Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. • Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. • Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
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