A newly reworked version of ‘Hotel California‘ finds co-writer Don Felder employing a flamenco style similar to the Eagles‘ ’90s-era live version of the track — but with an added wrinkle: He’s appearing alongside tour mates from Styx and Foreigner.
Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen share vocal duties with Felder on the update, originally voiced by co-writer Don Henley. This new take, streaming now via USA Today, builds from an acoustic-focused intro into a full rock treatment, with a roar of electric guitars.
“I didn’t want to do just a remake of the same version of ‘Hotel California’; I thought that had been done twice. It had to be new and fresh,” Felder told us last month. “The choruses where the harmonies come in is just stellar, I have to say. I haven’t heard that song sung quite that well in a long time.”
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