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Don Heneley was an awsome solo artist. He belongs in the Hall of Fame. "Boys of Summer" is one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
Posted by Brhett Lemberger on Friday, 12.29.06 @ 12:13pm
He'll get in. Definitely no question about it.
Posted by Joe on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 19:26pm
His solo career is complete MOR hackery, shouldn't be anywhere near the hall.
Posted by Kit on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 15:00pm
Why would you say that?
Posted by Brhett on Saturday, 04.21.07 @ 11:38am
As a solo artist? No. "Boys of Summer" is great and all but the rest of his solo work was utter crap.
Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 04.23.07 @ 01:15am
He's already inducted for his biggest contribution to the history of popular music, The Eagles. The Eagles were highly influential. I can't say the same for his solo work. Except for one big hit he didn't contribute much as a solo artist.
Posted by The_Claw on Monday, 04.23.07 @ 05:26am
Boys of summer, dirty laundry and leather and lace with Stevie Nicks is not crap. he is a great solo artist,he deserves to be in.
Posted by --------------- on Tuesday, 05.29.07 @ 13:34pm
Yes he does deserve it. So does Joe Walsh, Glen Frey, not so much
Posted by ........................................ on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 15:07pm
Henley had a pretty solid solo career, though it doesn't quite reach HoF level. "Boys of Summer" is his best of course, and remains a pop classic. I also like "End of the Innocence", "Heart of the Matter", and "Not Enough Love in the World". He could have been HoF material if he'd continued to release songs of that quality.
Posted by A-Killa on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 09:40am
Will noone heed the words of Mojo Nixon? He has warned us that "Don Henley Must Die".
Posted by shawn on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 11:42am
I had to google Mojo Nixon. From his Wiki entry:
Posted by A-Killa on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 14:45pm
It's pretty hard to dislike a guy who is good humored enough to join in on a song that calls out for his own destruction, calling him bloated and soules! A sample:
Posted by shawn on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 16:02pm
I just find it amazing that someone would care that much about DH to write such a bizarre and hostile song - the problem with people like MN is that it is SO EASY to be critical of anything....and demonstrates his character flaw and propensity towards the easy and least resistant path
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 08.17.07 @ 18:17pm
or it was, you know, a joke song obviously meant to be funny.
Posted by Kit on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 16:32pm
They say there is always a kernel of truth in humor
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 20:05pm
"They" say a lot of things that aren't true.
Posted by Kit on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 20:50pm
I guess "They" would include you too...no?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 07:02am
Yeah, I remember reading at the time about that incident, where Henley jumped on stage to join Nixon on "Don Henley Must Die". I agree, as annoying and self righteous as Henley can be, I felt he handled that perfectly. Completely embracing the situation and therefore taking all the teeth out of it. Nixon himself had to admit Henley had balls. That is a really funny song, though. I love the part at the guitar solo where the guitarist starts playing the "Hotel California" solo and Nixon yells: "You're fired! You're out of the band!" Or something to that effect. Funny.
Posted by Dezmond on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 11:42am
My favorite Mojo song was always Elvis is Everywhere.
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 08.19.07 @ 15:24pm
"I just find it amazing that someone would care that much about DH to write such a bizarre and hostile song"
Posted by liam on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 13:12pm
I still think he should get in, he may not have been as succesfull has others, but if people like Percy Sledge and Brenda Lee are in, why not DH, he blows these guys(and many more) out of the water.
Posted by Brhett on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 15:49pm
No, Don Henley as a Solo Artist does not deserve Induction... he didn't contribute to music, no artist takes influence from him. (unless your talking about The Eagles, who are one of the greatest artists of all time, and a lot of people take influence from them).
Posted by Calzone on Tuesday, 10.21.08 @ 15:57pm
No one can argue that "Boys of Summer" is a classic. But that's where the good news ends for Henley's solo career. In the early 80's he put out tripe like "Dirty Laundry" and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" that sound like something Loverboy would LEAVE OFF one of their earlier albums after they realized how crappy they were. Then later on in the decade he would give us whiny, overwrought AOR (pretty much anything off that godawful "End of the Innocence" album fits this description) that Kevin Cronin wouldn't wipe his ass with. Kinda wish the "tired old man we elected king" would come back from the dead to give him the asskicking he's needed ever since the Eagles originally broke up.
Posted by Randy on Wednesday, 01.7.09 @ 22:48pm
Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 13:09pm
Maybe not HoF worthy, but Henley had some great songs during this part of his career. I always found it strange that people call "The Boys of Summer" the lone classic of his solo material when I didn't even see it as his best solo song(maybe because it was just too new waveish for my taste). "The Last Worthless Evening" was a great ballad and "Dirty Laundry" was a good, firm rocker.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 18:16pm
Some great non-Boys of Summer stuff in there, but not enough for the HOF.
Posted by Jim on Saturday, 03.19.11 @ 19:27pm
Leather And Lace * Johnny Can't Read * Dirty Laundry * I Can't Stand Still * The Boys Of Summer * All She Wants To Do Is Dance * Not Enough Love In The World * Sunset Grill * The End Of The Innocence * The Last Worthless Evening * The Heart Of The Matter * The New York Minute * How Bad Do You Want It * Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough * Taking You Home
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.23.12 @ 19:24pm
I always thought Don Henley was a great singer and musician. Boys Of Summer was a Classic song. The End Of The Innocence had some influence with some Classics The Last Worthless Evening, End Of The Innocence, Heart of the Matter, New York Minute. Album won some awards. I don't think his solo material was level of RRHOF worthy. Sting's solo stuff was a little better and he hasn't been inducted as a solo artist. Don Henley has great respect in the music industry so you never know.KING
Posted by KING on Monday, 05.18.15 @ 18:00pm
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