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New Eagles album to be released
The Eagles
The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time
Seminal soft rock band The Eagles are to release their first studio album in 28 years, it has been confirmed.

The US outfit, whose hits include Hotel California and Life In The Fast Lane, will put out the new album in October, said their record label Universal.

How Long, the first single from Long Road Out of Eden, has already been premiered on the radio and on video.

The Eagles, who have sold 120m records worldwide, split in 1980 but have toured intermittently since.


Band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit last released a collection of new material, entitled The Long Run, in 1979.

Their Greatest Hits 1971-75 became one of the best-selling albums in US recording history, shifting 29m copies.

The new album will hit record shops around the world on 29 October, with a US release one day later.

Formed in 1971, the country and bluegrass-influenced band released five studio albums, of which 1976's Hotel California is the most famous.

Since reuniting for live shows in 1994, The Eagles have staged several lucrative tours and released occasional new singles.

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