Credit: Danny ClinchThe surviving Eagles members took the stage with their friend Jackson Browne at the 2016 Grammy Awards last month to pay tribute to founding singer/guitarist Glenn Frey, who died in January at age 67. In a new BBC radio interview, Eagles co-founder Don Henley said he thinks that the performance “was the final farewell” for his band.

“I don’t think you’ll see us performing again,” he maintained. “I think that was probably it. I think [that] was an appropriate farewell.”

At the Grammys, Henley, longtime Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit and lead guitarist Joe Walsh, along with founding guitarist Bernie Leadon, teamed up with Browne for a rendition of the band’s hit “Take It Easy,” which Jackson co-wrote with Glenn.

“It was very difficult and very emotional,” Henley said of the performance, which came less than a month after Frey’s passing. “We actually almost didn’t do it but the Grammy people were very insistent and so we decided that we would. Jackson was the appropriate person to sing the song, because he, [as] most people know…started the song. He was the first one to start writing the song and Glenn helped him finish it.”

About how he and his fellow Eagles are handling Frey’s death, Don said, “It’s been a great loss and we’re still trying to cope with it.”

Henley also revealed that the band had been considering doing an interesting tour for later this year, but sadly, Frey’s passing put an end to those plans. “We were thinking about maybe doing a tour this summer playing Hotel California from top to bottom,” he revealed, “but obviously that’s not going to happen now.”

This past September, Henley released his latest solo album, the country-flavored Cass County, and he’ll likely play some songs from the record at his July 3 concert with Carole King in London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time concert series. Meanwhile, Don told the BBC that he’s already plotting his next album, which he said will be “very different” from Cass County.

“In the 1960s and the early ’70s, I listened to a lot of rhythm and blues and Southern soul music,” he explained. “I’m a big fan of soul music — Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and things like that. So, I may go in that direction. I’m not sure.”

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