Life in the Fast Lane: The Eagles' Reckless Ride Down the Rock & Roll Highway

Life in the Fast Lane: The Eagles' Reckless Ride Down the Rock & Roll Highway

by Mick Wall
Life in the Fast Lane: The Eagles' Reckless Ride Down the Rock & Roll Highway

Life in the Fast Lane: The Eagles' Reckless Ride Down the Rock & Roll Highway

by Mick Wall

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Overview

From iconic rock journalist Mick Wall comes the definitive account of America’s best-selling band of all time—who have sold more records than Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones combined—exploring the hedonistic days of the ’70s music scene in LA, their ruthless, meteoric rise to fame, and the dark truths beneath their musical façade of peaceful, easy feelings.

“Surely make you lose your mind…” 

So the Eagles warn us about the outrageous and ruthless lifestyle of the ambitious rock-n-roller. In fact, Don Henley could barely listen to the track “Life in the Fast Lane” when they were recording it. He was so high that it made him sick. 

The band that embodied the American dream with globe-straddling success, impossibly luxurious lives, and almost supernatural talent also descended into nightmare with bloodletting betrayal, hate-filled hubris, the skeletons of perceived enemies, brutally discarded lovers and former band mates left unburied in the road behind them. The Eagles’ story is a truly gothic American fable: one of ultimate power and rivers of money; of sex and drugs at a time when both were the lingua-franca of sophisticated So-Cal living; of a band who sang of peaceful easy feelings in public while threatening to kill each other in private. 

Now, legendary rock journalist Mick Wall delivers definitive insight into America's best-selling band of all time, a band that has sold more records than Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones combined, exploring their meteoric rise to fame and the hedonistic days of the 70s music scene in LA, when American music was taking over the world.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635768909
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 07/11/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 223,793
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mick Wall is one of the world’s best-known rock writers and the author of over 25 internationally bestselling biographies and ghosted memoirs, including definitive titles on Led Zeppelin (When Giants Walked the Earth), Metallica (Enter Night), AC/DC (Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be), Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe), Lou Reed, The Doors (Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre), Foo Fighters, Lemmy and Guns N’ Roses (Last of the Giants). During his long career in the music business, Mick worked with Dire Straits, Thin Lizzy, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Black Sabbath, The Damned, Willie Nelson, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Motörhead, and many more. He lives in England.
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