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Charges are dropped midtrial in 'Hotel California' lyrics case. Don Henley plans to fight on

Mar. 06, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the start, the case was highly unusual: a criminal prosecution centered on the disputed ownership of a cache of hand-drafted lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits. Its end was even more unexpected. In the middle of trial, New...

Don Henley wraps up testimony in Eagles lyric sheets case, saying they were his property

Feb. 28, 2024 20:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The lyrics to “Hotel California” and other classic Eagles songs should never have ended up at auction, Don Henley told a court Wednesday. “I always knew those lyrics were my property. I never gifted them or gave them to anybody to keep or sell,” the Eagles...

In court, Don Henley recounts the making of the Eagles' megahit 'Hotel California'

Feb. 27, 2024 19:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Seated in a courtroom witness box, Don Henley opened a large brown envelope Tuesday and paged through the aging yellow sheets of a legal pad. “Well, it's got two song titles written on the top,” he explained when asked what it contained. “ 'After the Thrill is...

Eagles' Don Henley quizzed at lyrics trial about time a naked 16-year-old girl overdosed at his home

Feb. 26, 2024 19:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley was asked in a New York courtroom Monday about a seamy episode from his past: his 1980 arrest after authorities said they found drugs and a naked 16-year-old girl suffering from an overdose at the Eagles co-founder's Los Angeles home. Henley was...

Don Henley tells court he never gave away drafts of 'Hotel California' lyrics

Feb. 26, 2024 19:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley never gave away handwritten pages of draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits, he said Monday, calling them “very personal" in testimony that also delved into an unrelated piece of his past: his 1980 arrest. Henley, the...