Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 4/25/14 Hell Froze Over 20 Years Ago
(The Six O’Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Today marks a big day in rock and roll history. After The Eagles broke up in 1980, Glenn Frey was asked if they band may ever reunite. His response was “…when Hell freezes over…”
Well, that day happened…20 years ago today. The Eagles played the first of their reunion shows in Los Angeles on April 25, 1994. The first two shows were captured by Geffen Records and MTV. The MTV special pretty much was a glorified Unplugged show, though Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Frey certainly didn’t leave the electros behind. The LP Hell Freezes Over featured four new singles, including chart topper “Learn To Be Still” featuring Timothy B. Schmidt on lead vocals, and “Get Over It”, a classic Henley/Frey composition complete with a southern sound and attitude. It also had new versions of The Eagles’ classics like “Hotel California”, “Tequila Sunrise” and “Pretty Maids All In A Row”. Following the success of the MTV special, the high volume of album sales, and the overwhelming demand of the fan base, a full blown world tour ensued, lasting over two years.
Tonight, we mark the anniversary with three songs from Hell Freezes Over: “In The City”, “Life In The Fast Lane” and “Desperado”. It’s tonight’s Six O’Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ.