INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 15: Musician Glenn Frey of The Eagles performs at the grand opening of the newly renovated Forum on January 15, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Late Eagles vocalist and guitarist Glenn Frey's son, Deacon, reportedly will perform with the Eagles during their upcoming Classic East and Classic West shows in Los Angeles and New York.
“There’s going to be an official announcement in a few days, but let’s just do it here,” Henley said. “Glenn’s son, Deacon, is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task. He’s enthusiastic about it, and he’s been working real hard on it, and he’s gonna do it with us. And I think that’s appropriate."
Henley added: "There’s an old system both in Eastern and Western culture called the guild system, where the father is the master and the son is the apprentice. The trade, the craft, the business is handed down from father to son. I think it’s the only appropriate way to carry on."
Henley also said there will be "one more musician along for the ride," but he wouldn't reveal the person's identity.
The Eagles will perform July 15-16 at Dodger Stadium in LA and July 29-30 at Citi Field in New York.