American magazine and newspaper interviews with Randy Meisner and the Eagles are below. The intention for this page is for it to be a collection of interviews that are possibly new to a lot of people. More interviews will be added later.
Circus Magazine was an American magazine devoted to rock music that was published from 1966-2006. It was originally called Hullabaloo. Ed Naha interviewed the Eagles shortly after their first album was released.
The Scene is an alternative weekly newspaper and was founded in 1970. It is based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Jim Gerard interviewed Bernie Leadon for the May 16-22, 1974 issue.
The newest Eagle, Don Felder, gives his perspective on how the Eagles write songs and how the band members mesh together. Circus Raves was the sister publication of Circus magazine. It began in 1974 and by 1977 the two Circus magazines had merged together to form one biweekly magazine.
Crawdaddy was an American rock music magazine founded in 1966 by a Pennsylvania college student. The magazine was named after the Crawdaddy Club in London and published during its early years with an exclamation point, as Crawdaddy! Barbara Charone interviewed Glenn Frey and Don Henley for the April 1977 issue.
BAM (Bay Area Music) is a magazine in San Francisco that was launched in 1976. Randy Meisner was featured on the cover of the Nov. 7, 1980 issue. It is no longer a printed publication, but it is a free online magazine now. Beginning in 1977 there was a yearly awards show for musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area called the Bammies. Winners were voted on by BAM’s readers. The name of the awards show was later changed to the California Music Awards.
The People Magazine interview with Randy Meisner and David Sheff took place shortly after Randy’s “One More Song” album was released.
Teen Magazine was a magazine primarily for teen girls. It was based in Santa Monica, CA and was published from 1954-2009. An interview with Randy Meisner was included in the February 1981 issue. In the same issue there was also an article about Jackson Browne.
Randy talks of his need to leave the Eagles and his desire to start a solo career in Circus Magazine. Circus was a monthly American rock music magazine published from 1966-2006. A sister publication called Circus Raves began in 1974 and by 1977 the two Circus magazines had merged together to form a biweekly magazine.
The Detroit News is a major newspaper headquartered in Detroit, MI. It was founded in 1873, and is still in business today.
American magazine and newspaper interviews with Randy Meisner and the Eagles
Circus Magazine – Sept. 1972
Interview with Ed Naha
“We all sort of flocked around the sound that Linda was putting out. Don and I were regulars with her and Randy sat in every once in a while on bass. Bernie had backed Linda a couple of years ago and he used to show up and jam.”
The Scene newspaper – May 16-22, 1974
Interview with Jim Girard
“John Boylan got us together. They only needed a lead guitarist; Glenn Frey, Randy and Don were already ready to play. All of a sudden we got involved with David Geffen and we played the Winter of ’71 for about six months before we did the first album.”
Circus Raves Magazine – Dec. 1975
Interview with Steve Rosen
Crawdaddy magazine – April 1977
Interview with Barbara Charone
BAM (Bay Area Music) magazine – Nov. 7, 1980
Randy Meisner was on the cover – Henry Diltz, photographer
Interview with Dave Zimmer
People Magazine – Jan. 12, 1981
2-page interview with David Sheff
Teen Magazine – Feb. 1981
“With cuts like ‘Deep Inside My Heart’ and ‘Hearts On Fire’ topping the charts, One More Song is putting Randy center stage as a solo artist. He co-wrote the bulk of the songs with Eric Kaz and Wendy Waldman, and discovered his previously untried vocal versatility.”
Circus Magazine – Mar. 31, 1981
Interview with Philip Bashe
“Meisner had informed the band of his decision to leave after a show in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was, he emphasizes, no quick decision.”
“The title track to Randy Meisner’s ‘One More Song’ is about his final show as an Eagle.”
Detroit News – Mar. 1, 1990
Interview with Rex Rutkoski
“I would have said ‘No,’ but I would have liked to have been asked, the Nebraska native says. I’d like to think I wasn’t asked because of Poco. Right now I’m happy. If I could have worked it in to do an album with the Eagles, I would have.”