When Glenn Frey passed away on January 18, 2016, it left Don Henley as the only original member of legendary rock band, the Eagles. At the GRAMMY Awards, less than one month later, Henley, fellow original member Bernie Leadon, touring guitarist Steuart Smith and co-writer Jackson Browne performed "Take It Easy" in Frey's honor.
According to WZLX, the tribute was so "difficult and very emotional" that they almost didn't go through with the performance. Henley also previously stated that he didn't know if the Eagles would ever perform as a group again, but just a few weeks ago, it was announced that the Eagles would be headlining the Classic West and Classic East concerts taking place in July in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.
This announcement left fans scratching their heads, because Frey's absence is still very apparent. Knowing they had to fill his spot with someone worthy of walking in the shadow of a legend, the band announced that Frey's own son, Deacon, will be performing with the Eagles.
While fans note that no one could ever possibly replace Glenn Frey, they know he would be thrilled that his son is helping his legacy live on. Are you happy with this announcement? Let us know in the comments.
Watch Deacon and Glen perform Eric Clapton's "Change The World" together below.
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