The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 12, 2001, Page 6, Image 6

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Tuesday, February 13th
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Eagles guitarist sues for firing
Longtime Eagles guitarist
Don Felder has sued two found
ing members of the rock band,
claiming he was wrongly fired.
The suit, filed Friday in
Superior Court, claims Don
Henley and Glenn Frey abused
their authority and acted
unfairly by terminating Felder
on Feb. 6.
Lawyers representing
Felder did not immediately
return calls Saturday seeking
Felder, 53, joined the band
in 1974 and his work is featured
in the group’s hit “Hotel
The suit demands an
accounting of all business
transactions made by Eagles
Ltd. since Felder joined, includ
ing record royalties and rev
enue from touring and mer
chandise. It also seeks to liqui
date the company, which is the
band’s business arm.
“Despite each being a one
third owner of Eagles Ltd.,
Henley and Frey have consis
tently treated Felder as a subor
dinate, with complete disregard
for his rights,” the lawsuit
Lawyer Daniel Petrocelli,
who represents Henley and
Frey, said his clients had a right
to terminate Felder. He would
not say why Felder was fired.
The Eagles formed in 1971
in Los Angeles as a backup
group for Linda Ronstadt.
Felder joined the band after it
already had established itself
with hits like "Take It Easy” and
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to sing duet
at awards
the hugely popular rapper often
denounced as homophobic,
will perform a duet at the
Grammy Awards this month
with Elton John, a champion of
many gay causes.
Eminem’s performance was
announced Friday by National
Academy of Recording Arts &.
Sciences President Michael
The duet, rumored for
weeks, was confirmed by John ‘
in an interview in Saturday's
edition of the Los Angeles
John said Eminem came up
with the idea.
“I'm a big fan of his music,
and I said I would be delighted
to," the British superstar told
the Times. “I know I’m going to
get a lot of flak from various
people who are going to picket
the show.
“If I thought for one minute
that he was (hateful), I wouldn’t
do it,” he said.
Eminem has drawn fre
quent criticism for his lyrics
which include references to
“fags,” fantasies of raping his
own mother and jokes about
domestic violence.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance
Against Defamation called
Eminem's participation in the
event offensive and was partic
ularly disappointed by John's
decision to perform with him.
“It's hurtful," said Scott
Seomin, entertainment media
director for GLAAD. “It's embar
Last year, the group hon
ored John with an award for his
efforts in fighting homophobia.
“Elton's actions now totally
violate the spirit of this award,”
Seomin said.
Eminem is nominated for
album of the year for “The
Marshall Mathers LP” and in
three rap categories. The album
sold 7.9 million copies in the
United States last year.
Greene said he has objec
tions to the album, but that cen
sorship has no place at the
i nave issues wim uie lyri
cal content of the album, no
question about that,” the
Grammy chief said. “But again,
art has its extremities and you
can’t really predict how they’re
going to play themselves out.
This is one of the extremities for
Greene said the song to be
performed would be
announced next week, but the
Times reported the pair would
perform, “Stan,” which depicts
a violent fan who becomes
unbalanced when Eminem
does not respond to his letters.
The fan eventually kills himself
and his girlfriend.
John will perform the por
tion of the song that, on the
recording, was a sample of a
song by British singer Dido.
The National Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences,
which decided to put Eminem
in the show, also chooses which
songs are performed.
“We dictate who performs
what," Greene said.
CBS, which will broadcast
the awards Feb. 21 from Staples ,
Center, supports the decision,
network spokesman Chris
Ender said.
“Eminem has been a force in
the music world the past year
and we believe there will be a lot
of viewers interested in seeing
him perform,” Ender said.