The Eagles Member Who Messed With Glenn Frey And Left The Band

The Eagles may be one of the rocks bands that have built a certain reputation for consisting of band members who constantly argue with each other. The tension between the three iconic members, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Don Felder, is still considered one of the biggest feuds between bandmates.

The main reason behind their arguments was their wish for equal rights in terms of their creative opinions. Although Frey and Henley were the band’s leaders, Felder wanted a more significant role. This stirred the pot between the band members, and the feud ultimately ended with a huge fight, disbandment, and the firing of Felder.

While the trio steals the show when it comes to the biggest feud in the Eagles’ career, another band member also had a massive dispute with the guitarist, Glenn Frey. The tension between Bernie Leadon and Glenn Frey got so bad that Leadon actually ended up pouring a beer over Frey’s head.

Bernie Leadon Quit After Pouring A Beer On Glenn Frey’s Head

During the early days of their music career, the Eagles were mainly defined as a country-rock band famous for their harmonic sound. While their initial albums embraced that sound, the band decided to move towards a new direction around the mid-1970s.

Their motivation was to focus solely on their rock sound, which didn’t suit every member, particularly Bernie Leadon. He was the last original member to join the Eagles and is often credited with helping shape the band’s early country-rock sound, bringing his sense of harmony and his country and acoustic sound to the group.

Since the musician embodied the country side of the Eagles’ country-rock genre, Leadon didn’t like the direction his band was leaning towards. One night after a show at the Orange Bowl, Glenn Frey was revealing his plans for the band, and it was the final straw for Leadon. The musician walked up to Frey and dumped a whole beer on his head. Following that, Leadon walked out, which marked his departure from the Eagles in 1975.