Heaven and Hell - Don Felder

Heaven and Hell

By Don Felder

  • Release Date: 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 242 Ratings


The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles’ years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the band’s wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.


  • Heaven and Hell

    By Elleskey
    Enjoyed the great story of Don's journey!
  • Dictators are not leaders

    By TerryM
    And the lesson we learn here is that Dictators are not Leaders. It's too bad that things had to end the way they did for the members of The Eagles that were not seen as the "chosen" ones. Great book, Don. I wish Randy would write one next. But I suspect he is (as you mentioned) a really nice person, and would not be comfortable telling the true tale of how people were treated. Shame that you, Bernie, and Randy (and later, Joe and Tim) were treated as extras or "hired guns" instead of as an equal. But that's band life for you. Happens in small time operations, too, unfortunately. Egos can be a bad, destructive thing. Thanks for sharing your story, it was insightful.
  • Great book.

    By DigitalDL
    Bought this after Glenn Frey's passing and watching the 3 hour documentary. This book along with the documentary provides an in depth look at The Eagles and accounts for one of "many" sides to a story... The book is well written and even the childhood chapters are enjoyable (I do notice these being quite boring in biographies, especially when you just want to get to the meat and potatoes). The chance and habitstance growing up in Gainesville is super interesting and once the Eagles come into the fold, prepare to burn through each chapter... A must read. Thank you Mr. Felder!
  • Interesting

    By Robjond
    I found the book to be an interesting glimpse into an unforgettable period of time in my/the countries life. What a sad statement about greed and selfishness. The Eagles still include Don Felder, in my opinion. Without his brilliance on the guitar none of it would be possible....... Thanks for your honesty Mr. Felder.........
  • I loved it...couldn't put it down. Very heart felt recollection.

    By Amy Robach
    Don Felder is a massive talent. He was missed in the line up as far as I was concerned. The music didn't sound the same. What a shame Henley and Frey had such massive egos that got in the way of the timeless music they all made. I felt for the other Eagles...
  • Great Read...

    By Zoo Of You II
    Wonderful, inside look at my favorite band. What could they have accomplished if they had liked each other?
  • Eagles fan from TX

    By LizHolleyAnderson
    Now I want Frey, Henley and Irv's side of the story. Slow start but keep reading. Very much enjoyed it.
  • Heaven and Hell

    I really enjoyed this book. Thoughtfully written.
  • Heaven and Hell

    By Guitardoc5424
    Great read. I saw The Eagles documentary on tv and wanted to get Don Felder's side of the story. I got a lot more than that. If you are an Eagle's fan, then this book is a really good read. I will research and see if any of the other members have written an honest book of their experience as an Eagle.
  • Heaven and Hell

    By Lawrence Walters
    A wonderful personal story about "life in the fast lane". So creative yet sometimes sad. Read this then listen again to the Eagles hits one of the great American Bands of the past century. Amazing story!! Of success and sadness.