This Eagles rocker features lead vocals from Don Henley, lead guitar from Don Felder and slide guitar from Joe Walsh.
The lead vocals were a source of contention, as Felder came up with the idea for the song and wanted to sing it. He remembers being promised a lead vocal on the Hotel California
album, and thought this would be the one.
According to Don Henley, they let record the vocal, but it didn't meet the band's standards. To distract Felder, the band's manager Irving Azoff took him out for a meal while Henley put down his tracks.
"It was a bitter pill to swallow. I felt like Don was taking that song from me," Felder said. "But there was no way to argue with my vocal versus Don Henley's vocal."
Henley said that Felder demanding a lead vocal on this song would be the equivalent of him demanding to play lead guitar on "Hotel California