added: Mon, Feb 11th '13
Set your DVRs. Come this Friday and Saturday, the two-part rock documentary "History of the Eagles" will air on the premium cable channel Showtime. The three-hour long doc, which traces the history of the chart-topping band (from their initial rise to fame, to their ultimate breakup and to their long-awaited reunion), is the first time these, normally tight-lipped, musicians ever spoke freely about each other on film. Executive-producer Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and director Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip) was given their seal of approval to rifle through piles of concert footage and archival material, along with conducting new in-depth interviews. The result is seemingly a definitive examination of The Eagles' legendary career.
If you want to go behind the scenes of this epic film, you're in luck. Showtime has released a pretty nifty 3-minute featurette, which sees Glenn Frey and Don Henley discussing the creation of the documentary, as well as their recent trip to the film's premiere at Sundance. Watch it, above.
Granting unprecedented access, the iconic rock band partnered with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) to produce and Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip) to direct this inside look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music.
directed by Alison Ellwood
starring Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit
release date February 15-16, 2013 (Exclusively on Showtime)