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On this day in 1989 Eagle's drummer Don Henley played for Guns N' Roses

Watch Henley perform "Patience" with Guns N' Roses.
31 January 2020 12:41PM

On January 20th, 1989, Guns N' Roses performed at the 16th Annual American Music Awards. However, drummer Steven Adler's heroin addiction meant he was admitted to rehab, leaving the band without a drummer. 

Their performance at the AMAs of "Patience" was going to be a career defining one, and the band was pretty stressed about not having Adler, until they asked Don Henley. Axl Rose said to him:

With a bit of encouragment from producer Danny Kortchmar, Henley agreed. After the performance, Henley said:

Have a watch of the full video below.