Rock and metal artists react to death of Eagles’ Glenn Frey

Posted by on January 19, 2016

The week started with a low note with the passing of Eagle’s guitarist and singer, Glenn Frey yesterday at the age of 67. Frey had been battling a series of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery.

The band’s Facebook page posted the following regarding the news:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.

Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.

Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff

Frey is the latest to join Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie and others who have passed away these past few months. As you can imagine, Frey’s death took the music community by surprise, and even though the Eagles were far from a metal band, many in the hard rock and metal community expressed their thoughts regarding the legend over their social media:


“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we…

Posted by Don Henley on Monday, January 18, 2016

Farewell, Mr. Frey. Our thoughts are with those close to him.


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