Before he became a member of the [lastfm]Eagles[/lastfm], [lastfm]Don Felder[/lastfm] taught guitar lessons in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In a recent interview with Gibson.com, Felder revealed that one of his early students was a young [lastfm]Tom Petty[/lastfm].
“I was working in that music store in Gainesville and like I said, the only way I had to make money was after school I would go teach guitar in this music store. One day this kind of scrawny, scraggly blond-haired kid came in and wanted guitar lessons. I started teaching him guitar and we became friends and I went over to his house a couple of times,” Felder explained.
“He had actually set up a microphone in one of the rooms in his house and he was playing bass in this little band,” Felder said. “He wanted to learn guitar so he could play guitar instead of just bass in the band. So I went over to his house and was hanging around and he would play songs.”
Felder and the Eagles are currently supporting their 2007 release Long Road Out Of Eden. They are set to hit the road this fall in the U.S. starting on October 1 in Reno, Nevada.
Upcoming Eagles tour dates:
Reno, NV Reno Events Center Fri Oct 01 / 10
Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Sat Oct 02 / 10
Orlando, FL Amway Arena Thu Oct 07 / 10
Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival (Zilker Park) Sun Oct 10 / 10
Atlanta, GA Piedmont Park Fri Oct 15 / 10
Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Sat Oct 16 / 10
Sydney, AU Sydney Entertainment Centre Thu Dec 02 / 10
Sydney, AU Sydney Entertainment Centre Fri Dec 03 / 10
Perth, AU Me Bank Stadium Fri Dec 10 / 10