When The Eagles’ Don Henley Listed The ‘Bad-Behaviour Superleague’ Of Rock History

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In its early days, the rock world was famous for extravagant parties and substance abuse. For musicians, these activities became a part of their lifestyle over time. Some thought that substance consumption increased their creativity, while others saw it as an escape from the excessive pressure of being famous. However, the situations they described as entertainment could sometimes reach extreme extents and turn into behaviors that would spoil their environment.

The Eagles, which gained success in the ’70s, were also known for their partying habits and substance abuse. Moreover, the band members once got arrested at an airport for having substances on their way to the Bahamas. In another incident, they paid more than $20.000 for the damage they caused to a hotel room. The drummer Don Henley talked about these behaviors of the group generated by their tendency to excessive partying habits by mentioning other bands. Let’s see which bands Henley put in the list of ‘Bad-Behavior Superleague.’

Don Henley Picked The Misbehaviours In Rock

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During a 2015 interview with The Guardian, Don Henley stated that they fell into abusing excessive substances as a band in the past. They were between going on a hiatus or hiring a psychiatrist, or they would make both choices, as Henley revealed. It was a time they felt tremendous pressure on themselves.

Don Henley said in his words:

We were in a dark place. We were doing way too many drugs, f*cked up all the time because we felt this tremendous pressure. We should have taken a year off or hired a band psychiatrist. Or both.”

In the same interview, Henley mentioned by laughing that he did not believe the Eagles were above Fleetwood Mac regarding their attitudes in the ‘bad-behavior superleague.’ He put Led Zeppelin, the Who, and The Rolling Stones on the list without ranking. The drummer also admitted their appearance on the list but added that their reputation was worse than their behaviors.

When asked whether he placed the Eagles above Fleetwood Mac, Henley responded:

“No. We didn’t sleep with each other. Zeppelin would be right up there, and the Who and the Stones. So would we. But I’ve never tried to chart it out like that. Obviously, we weren’t as bad as our reputations because we’re all still alive.”

According to the Eagles drummer Don Henley, Led Zeppelin, the Who, and The Rolling Stones were on the list of ‘bad-behavior superleague.’ Although the Eagles were also on the list, they cared more about their health and behaviors than these bands, as Henley noted.