The Eagles' Timothy B Schmit interview: ‘Tensions ran very deep'

The Eagles bassist Timothy B Schmit says that the death of founder Glenn Frey has left the band’s future in doubt. In the meantime, Schmit is releasing his sixth solo album, Leap of Faith

They created sublime melodies, but the iconic rockers were often at war with each other, their bassistTimothy B Schmit tells Neil McCormick

"It seems like people are just dropping off the Earth,” says Timothy B Schmit. “I suppose that happens when you get older. It’s part of life. No one’s getting out of it.”

The Eagles bassist is contemplating the death last year of Glenn Frey, the group’s founder and the man who co-wrote some of the most popular songs of the 20th century, including Hotel California and Take it Easy. “None of us realised how sick he was. He had a lot of health issues, but we didn’t know it was so serious. He went into hospital… and didn’t come back.” Frey, who died from intestinal problems on January 18, 2016, aged 67, had toured with the group as recently as the summer of 2015.

“It’s just so f---ing weird, you know?” says Schmit. “The two most mysterious things in our...


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