The Eagles may take flight next summer -- Following the reunion of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Ringo Starr hints to an Eagles reunion

By Tom Sinclair
Updated March 05, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Look westward, pilgrim: Early-’70s L.A. soft rock is poised to make a comeback on the wings of its two most venerated purveyors, the Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. CSN&Y are preparing a new album for a tentative summer release and are planning a summer tour — their first as a foursome since 1974. As for the Eagles’ surprising re-reunion, it wasn’t a Californian, but a Brit — Ringo Starr — who let the news out of the aerie. At a Feb. 16 press conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, Starr announced that ex-Eagle Joe Walsh was leaving the All Starrs because ”the Eagles are getting back together. Hell has frozen over yet again. They’re going to do some recording.” When pressed for details, Eagles manager Irving Azoff hedged his bets in a terse statement: ”There are no definite plans for an Eagles CD or tour at this time.” Hey, who would you rather believe — a suit or the guy who sang ”Yellow Submarine”?