Singer/guitarist/songwriter/New York Times best-selling author/four-time GrammyÂ® Award winner DON FELDER (@donfelder) remains in high gear promoting his second solo album (and first since 1983), ROAD TO FOREVER, which was released October 9 on Rocket Science Ventures. The critically-acclaimed album debuted on Billboardâ€™s â€œHeatseekersâ€ chart at #27.
The albumâ€™s first single, â€œFall From The Grace Of Loveâ€ (which features backing vocals by Crosby, Stills and Nash), will be included in the episode of Showtimeâ€™s EmmyÂ®-winning series â€œHomelandâ€ airing Sunday, November 11 (check local listings for airtimes). Ultimateclassicrock.com hailed the track: â€œFELDERâ€™s mastery of the easy-going country rock style and beautiful melodies employed by his former band remain intact.â€
Rolling Stone (France) called ROAD TO FOREVER “one of those timeless albums, cut to ride on highways, which we love to know still exist.â€ While Musicradar.com hailed: â€œThe album’s 12 cuts are heartfelt and direct, a catchy and soulful musical autobiography that steers clear of mawkish self-indulgence. And FELDER’s guitar playing – rendered with but a fraction of his nearly 300 instruments! – is as stirring as ever.â€ And Premier Guitar praised: â€œFELDER is back with his trademark guitar choirs and hooky riffs.â€
FELDER wrote or co-wrote all the songs and performs guitar and lead vocals on the album, which boasts a long list of iconic guest performers including: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Jackson, Styxâ€™s Tommy Shaw and others. It was produced by FELDER along with Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, Steve Vai).
ROAD TO FOREVER features 12 rousing, guitar-driven original tracks anchored firmly in the classic L.A.-rock sound he perfected as guitarist for The Eagles for 27 years. Filled with songs that reflect on life, love’s gains and losses, and redemption, the album is a return to center stage for the celebrated musician. It was conceived during a long period of introspection that also resulted in his 2008 New York Times best-selling autobiography HEAVEN AND HELL: MY LIFE IN THE EAGLES (1974-2001). After his acrimonious separation from The Eagles and the dissolution of his 29-year marriage, FELDER says he was inspired to “write out the stories of my life as songs. After I collected myself, I found I needed to go out and play music again, and that’s how I began recording the album. In the process, I found out who I really am – I had to find out what happened when I almost lost it all.”
DON FELDER is renowned as the former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The bandâ€™s record-setting compilation THEIR GREATEST HITS (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, FELDER served as a key member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. He originated and co-wrote the bandâ€™s biggest hit, the iconic smash â€œHotel Californiaâ€ from the Grammy Hall Of Fame-inducted album, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, along with fan favorites like â€œVictim of Loveâ€ and â€œThose Shoes.â€ He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like â€œLife in the Fast Lane,â€ â€œOne of These Nights,â€ â€œNew Kid In Town,â€ and many more.
In touring news, FELDER is already starting to plan out a trek for 2013, which will be announced in the coming weeks. Before 2012 comes to a close, heâ€™ll be performing a few more shows which will include an appearanceâ€”along with Johnny Depp and Orianthi–at Alice Cooperâ€™s â€œ12th Annual Christmas Puddingâ€ event on Saturday, December 8 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. And on Thursday, December 13, FELDER will be part of the â€œKLOS All Star Bandâ€ along with Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Steve Lukather (Toto), Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Jeff Keith (Tesla), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starrâ€™s All Starr Band) as part of the â€œThe 95.5 KLOS Christmas Showâ€ at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 11/16 Atlantic City, NJ Showroom at the Golden Nugget
Sat 11/17 Washington, DC Omni Shoreham Hotel (private event)
Sun 11/18 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head
Sat 12/8 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre (12th Annual Christmas Pudding show)
Thu 12/13 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre (The 95.5 KLOS Christmas show)
Sat 12/15 Philpot, KY Hines Center (private event)
2/21-2/23/13 Niagara Falls, ONT. Fallsview Casino Resort
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