Former Eagles rocker Don Felder has opened up about his forthcoming solo release Road to Forever and his life since leaving the legendary rock act in 2001.
Speaking with ultimateclassicrock.com, the guitarist said his departure from the Eagles came at a tough time:
"Well, it was rather devastating, that year of 2001, because I went through a separation and divorce from my wife and family and I also went through a separation and divorce from the Eagles and really all of the personal identities that I had accumulated over my life and career [and] who I was. You know, a rock and roll musician, a father, a husband, all of those images that we put on and wear through the course of the day to self-identify with who we are, were all stripped away," he explained.
He adds that once he recovered from his personal issues, he found that music was still in his heart:
"I loved playing, I loved writing, I loved being in the studio and once I had re-grounded myself, I realized that was what I really wanted to do. So I started going out and doing charity shows and raising money for the victims of Katrina and just playing music and working in my studio and trying to really find my individual footing musically, not so much in the context of the Eagles," he adds.
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