Don Henley Bashes Uncleared Remakes Of His Songs

Don Henley of the Eagles has spoken out against artists who cover his tunes without permission. Speaking with the Sunday Telegraph, Henley griped that the rule should go without saying:

"Anyone who knows anything should know you cannot take a master track of a recording and write another song over the top of it," he began.

"You just can't do that. You can call it a tribute or whatever you want to call it, but it's against the law. That's a problem with some of the younger generation, they don't understand the concept of intellectual property and copyright."

In February, the band's lawyers threatened Okkervill River after they recorded a cover of Henley's "The End of Innocence."

"I'm sorry, but it wasn't an improvement," Henley added. "We were not impressed. So we simply had our legal team tell them to take it down and they got all huffy about it."

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