When Don Henley Trashed the Media With ‘Soiled

Following the bitter demise of the Eagles, Don Henley proved he hadn’t misplaced his knack for a pop hook — or one ounce of cantankerousness — together with his scathing Prime 5 hit “Soiled Laundry.”

The singer and drummer was apprehensive about being thrust into the highlight as he launched into a solo profession, and he knew he could not do it alone. Henley teamed up with session guitarist and former James Taylor collaborator Danny Kortchmar to start writing materials for his debut solo album, I Cannot Stand Nonetheless.

Henley, by his admission, was not within the healthiest mind set following the dissolution of his world-conquering band. “For some time, I used to be pacing quite a bit in the home and I used to be consuming quite a bit,” he advised GQ in 1991. “That was a extremely tough time for me.”

It will get even rougher on Nov. 21, 1980, when Henley known as the Los Angeles Hearth Division to assist a visitor at his home who gave the impression to be having a seizure. Once they arrived, they found the visitor was a 16-year-old prostitute who was affected by the aftereffects of cocaine and Quaaludes. Police arrested Henley later that day for drug possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. (He was finally fined and given two years’ probation.)

Henley advised GQ that the firemen “simply flat-out lied to me. They mentioned, ‘Properly, by regulation, we’re speculated to take this little woman to the hospital, however in the event you’ll deal with her, we’ll depart her right here. We’re not right here to get anybody busted.’ She was superb by the point they acquired there. I had no thought how previous she was. I had no concept that she was doing that many medication; I did not have intercourse together with her, you perceive.

“Sure, she was a hooker; sure, I known as a madam; sure, there have been roadies and guys in my home — we had been having a farewell to the Eagles,” he continued. “I acquired all of them…

When Don Henley Trashed the Media With ‘Soiled