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Why did Randy Meisner Leave The Eagles Band? Revealed

The Eagles
The Eagles (Credits: Los Angeles Times)

The Eagles were a popular American country rock band in the United States in the 1970s. In those times, they had a reputation like Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, or any other act. They were the ‘most consistent makers of quality hits of any American Band since Creedence Clearwater Revival’.

They were hugely hated. They weren’t just boring, and they were the worst band in the world. They were misogynistic and egoistic. The band’s discography has a huge number of songs that made it big in the US.

Eagles are known for their simple lyrics. Don Henley is the drummer and percussionist of the Eagles band and also one of the lead vocalists. Glenn Lewis was also the lead vocalist and passed away in 2016. Bernie was the guitarist, and Randy was the songwriter and bass guitarist.

The Eagles were in the Top 30s in 1972. They were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 and won 6 Grammys. They were angry at almost everything- record labels, press, publicists, musicians, and even the members. The lyrics were against women, which became disturbing to listeners.

The Eagles had a thing against women, and masculinity was becoming a problem. On the other hand, they wrote some charming song titles like Tequila Sunrise, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and Desperado. Tequila Sunrise has a soft melody of melancholy and lost love.

So why did Randy Meisner leave the Eagles band?

Why did Randy Meisner leave The Eagles band?

Randy Meisner is the American musician and co-founder of the band Eagles, who died on July 27, 2023, from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

He was born on March 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, first playing for a local band and then moving to Los Angeles. He also gave the early success of the band, the Eagles being the top Endeavour in all his projects.

His famous song ‘Take It To The Limit,’ and its high notes were one of the reasons why he quit the band. He wrote this piece of art after returning from the Troubadour nightclub, known for folk and alternative music.

Randy Weisner

Randy Meisner (Credits: Variety)

The single was finished with Glenn Frey and Don Henley and became a huge hit. It went to number four on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Soon the band’s issues also started to surface due to Meisner struggling to sing high notes.

The song was removed from the setlist and created irreconcilable differences as Meisner didn’t want to sing the popular song at all and finally left the band for good. It was later re-released as a single on November 25, 1975.

Randy Meisner in a Brawl?

He was always shy, they wanted him to take the spotlight and sing the prominent note, but he wanted to get out of it. After their album Hotel California was released in 1976, differences became even more noticeable.

Meisner was having some changes in his life, and he was tempted towards other things in life like marriage and health. He had ulcers and flu, even ending up in a brawl. He was made an outcast in the band that he had created, and in a  year, the situation got worse. Timothy B Schmit replaced him in the band after he left.

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