The remaining Eagles members will do the only proper thing and honor their late bandmate Glenn Frey with a performance during Monday night’s Grammy Awards, according to organizers. They’ll team up with Jackson Browne, who co-wrote Take It Easy, for the tribute.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in announcing the appearance, said that Frey’s death was “a huge loss for the entire creative community. For more than 45 years, (the) Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape,” he said in a statement.
Eagles’ 1975 greatest hits collection is the second best selling album in United States history after Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. Glenn Frey died January 18 at 67 from a combination of illnesses including pneumonia. He was one of several major artists, including David Bowie, who passed away within a fairly short time.
The Grammy Awards will also include tributes to Bowie and B.B. King.