Ranked #23 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
1976 album "Hotel California" was ranked #38 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums.
1977 single "Hotel California" was ranked #6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Rock Songs.
Eagles are the third best-selling group in American history, with sales of 100,000,000 units. The Beatles and Led Zeppelin are first and second, respectively.
Although the band's name is Eagles, they are commonly miscalled The Eagles.
Their 1976 album "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the bestselling album in U.S. history, surpassing the previous record holder, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on 10 November 1999. To date, it has sold 29,000,000 copies (2009) to Jackson's "Thriller", the second bestselling album, which has sold 27,000,000. It is also the third bestselling album world-wide behind "Thriller" and AC/DC's "Back in Black".
2007's "Long Road Out of Eden" is their first album of all new material since 1979's "The Long Run". It has spent 64 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and has sold more than 7,000,000 copies (2009).
Don Felder, who joined in 1974, was expelled in 2001. He subsequently filed suit against his former bandmates. The suit was settled out-of-court in 2007.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.