« on: May 07, 2009, 05:55:02 AM »
Hot Press is the publication from which that first story about Timothy's Irish citizenship came. My copy arrived yesterday. They were all interviewed in Chicago and it seems like they were getting ready to fly out to the Kansas City show because the bad weather changed their travel plans causing them to scrap their planned interview with Henley.
The writer thinks Joe talks like Stewie from The Family Guy but I don't see it at all. Joe talked about spending time with Hunter S. Thompson. He likes being in a band better than being solo because with all the responsibilities and all the "you're absolutely right, Mr. Walsh"'s you get kind of stagnant. Being in a group is more creative. He said sobriety hasn't been that tough but the last 2.5 years before rehab were difficult.
The writer said Timothy was "shockingly youthful." Timothy said he skimmed through some of Felder's book "and thought it was like 'Who cares? You know, okay, fine.'" When asked if he would write a similar book he said he didn't think it would be that interesting and that he doesn't have anything good or bad that would turn heads. He loves what he does, has a "fairly sane" personal life and doesn't find those books interesting. He said he celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary two days before the interview and that Jean is a great songwriting inspiration for him and he's "not just talking about love songs, she's an interesting person. I get a lot from her." He praised Henley's songwriting prowess and said that Glenn's Rolling Stone comment about the Eagles minus Henley being Air Supply was brave. After he saw Almost Famous he told Cameron Crowe the movie was "a mindblower that it was really great, but I can't ever watch it again! (laughing)" Also, he is not a vegetarian.
The writer described Glenn as "silver-haired" which I found odd. Glenn said their lives in the 70s were "appropriate at the time in a lot of ways but not something you want to continue, not a road you want to stay on as you get older." He said the band has a 14-18 months of a cycle left and ticked off the countries and regions of the US they haven't toured yet. He said when the cycle is over they'll decide what to do next.