Vince Gill Says Joining The Eagles Is Bittersweet 

Posted: 6:17 am Monday, June 19th, 2017

By Staff Writer


Vince Gill has admitted that joining the surviving members of The Eagles for a series of performances this summer is “bittersweet.” “When Glenn [Frey] passed, that was Don [Henley’s] first response: ‘I can’t see us playing without Glenn,’” Gill tells Rolling Stone Country. “With time, maybe they understood the impact of the legacy of these songs and thought, ‘It would be good for people to continue to hear these songs.’” Gill goes on to explain that, “…the only reason I’m getting this chance is because of the sadness that happened to Glenn.” It was announced earlier this month that Gill will step in for the late musician for the group’s two reunion shows at July festival gigs in New York and Los Angeles. Glenn’s son Deacon has also stepped in for a few shows this summer. (pictured above)