Billboard is quoting Eagles frontman Don Henley as saying the group’s first new studio album in nearly 20 years will be released this spring. The band’s website is mum on the release, and no tour dates have been announced in support.

Reports in The Los Angeles Times claim that the album will be exclusively available for a year and that the band will indeed tour. The media feeding frenzy began in earnest and bits of the story are floating around the web. I’m personally more inclined to believe the statements Henley made to Billboard and wonder if we’re seeing the final payout for the band that pioneered California country-rock.

Spinning In The CD Player Today
I’m still liking Gwen Stefani’s The Sweet Escape, especially the title track. The No Doubt singer put the world on notice with Rich Girl and the rest of her 2004 release. Sweet Escape peaked at #3 on the album charts, but has already thrown off two Top 10 songs. This one is worth adding to your collection.