Six O’Clock Triple Shot 11/26/14 – ‘Hell Freezes Over’ Hits Number One
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
We look back on another day in Rock 'n' Roll history tonight, jumping back 20 years to November 26, 1994. After years on hiatus, the much anticipated reunion of The Eagles came to fruition. After years of in-fighting, leading to Glenn Frey saying that the band would reunite "...when Hell freezes over", differences were put aside. Frey, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh had earlier in the year gotten together for a benefit show in Aspen, Colorado. Not long after, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmidt were contacted, and, well, apparently Hell had indeed frozen over. The Eagles were back together for the first time in 14 years. After a pair of live acoustic shows in Los Angeles, the band planned a full on reunion tour, and released a live LP, fittingly called Hell Freezes Over. It was released on November 8, 1994, and broke to the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart this day 20 years ago.
Tonight, we'll hear three from the live LP. One of the biggest surprises was how clean Joe Walsh's voice sounded with the band on their return, after years of battling addiction. We kick off tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot with Joe on lead vocals for "In The City", followed by "The Last Resort", and we round it out rocking with the boys as they do "Life In The Fast Lane". Check it out tonight at 6:00pm only on 94.9 WMMQ!