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Thread: Don Felder in the Press/Blogs/etc.

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    Default Re: Don Felder in the Press/Blogs/etc.

    I have no doubt that Don lip syncs a lot, but I find it very hard to belive that he fakes any of his guitar playing. Additional guitar tracks? Maybe. Not playing his regular parts live? I'd have to see it to believe it. Even if I saw it I would probably question my eyesight for a minute. 😅

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    This is an interview with David Myhre, a guitarist in Don Felder’s band who talks a bit about working with Don. David has played with other notable artists and has recorded his own solo material.

    "It’s reaffirmed when you play with musicians that you idolized growing up, too. Seeing their approach and philosophy helps you to feel like you’re on the right path.”

    We haven’t talked about Don Felder yet. Was that the case with him?

    “Yeah, for sure. He has such a sound and style. It is just like ear candy. It has feel, it’s got articulation, you can sing what he’s playing. I’m such a melody guy and I love crazy fast riffs and he’s the perfect blend of all those worlds. It’s what I’ve always taken to as a listener. I think it’s the singer/songwriter side of me – then your playing starts mirroring that.

    “We’re playing Hotel California, all these songs from the Eagles catalogue and you can sing those solos. Everybody knows every lyric, every part. It also helped me, when I was onstage, to be like, ‘OK, this is the feeling that you’re trying to chase’, or ‘I need a song like Heartache Tonight that gets people off their seat.’”

    You got the gig after you sat in with Felder during a soundcheck jam in Nashville. What do you think helped you to land that job?

    “A lot of it was that he saw some of my improv playing and, like I say, saw we were cut from a similar cloth as players. I think that was the biggest thing. The blues and rock background was something that he connected with. I also really rehearsed the songs and dived into the live arrangements, the original recordings - all the details, articulation - and really tried to embody the parts.

    "There was no fooling him, so it was like method acting. I had to really immerse myself into that music and that catalogue. Over the years, I’ve definitely gotten more comfortable and perfected parts and, looking back now, it was a lot of gradual learning.”

    Does Don Felder let you play his guitars?
    “He has an insane guitar collection. It’s awesome. Just recently, we added a couple of Les Pauls into my rig that are ‘59 Reissues that he has, so you get spoiled really fast. It’s also been really awesome just seeing what kind of pick he plays with. He has like a nylon pick, which has the grip on it. That’s a big part of his sound, how that pick grabs the string. If you go back and listen to some of the stuff now, you’ll catch that.
    David Myhre: “There was no fooling Don Felder. It was like method acting - I had to really immerse myself” by Matt Parker, Guitar World, April 16, 2020


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    Default Re: Don Felder in the Press/Blogs/etc.

    Bumping the thread since the last post got kind of lost with the recent board issues.


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    So Don and his gal Diane McInerney have split apparently....Hopefully when covid cools off maybe they can reunite. It doesn’t sound like a real break up....but just a sign of how crazy covid is interfering with everyone’s business....and keep in mind it’s the dailymail soooo....a little tabloidish

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ngagement.html

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    Aw, that’s too bad. I wonder if she gave back the ring. Some people in the comments are guessing she didn’t want to sign the pre-nup.


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