Hotel California at the Wellmont: Benefit for Children’s Specialized Hospital

UPDATE: We have our contest winners. Thanks for playing and congrats to the winners.

The Wellmont Theater’s evening at the world famous Hotel California, with former Eagles band member Don Felder, won’t just be about legendary guitar playing and classic rock, though that would be enough; it will also raise money for Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Jersey. It’ll be rock music at its finest, for one of the finest of all causes. The Wellmont Theater will be donating 100% of ticket sale proceeds to the hospital.

With eight sites in New Jersey, the hospital treats over 17,000 children each year, who suffer from brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses.

Baristanet has 8 pairs of tickets to give away. We’ll pick the first 8 people to correctly name one of the 9 songs on the iconic Hotel California album, which has sold over 16 million copies in the U.S. alone since its release in 1976. Each of you needs to name a different song — no repeats, please. Write your answers in the comments.

The Wellmont Theatre
Thursday, 10/28

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
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  1. Last Resort
    Try and love Again
    Hotel California
    New Kid in Town
    Life in the fast Lane
    Pretty Maids all in a row
    Victim of love
    Wasted Time
    Wasted Time (Reprise)

  2. Plenty of resentments and bile about his former bandmates in Felder’s recent book. And, according to someone who saw him several months ago in Englewood, in his live between-songs patter as well.

    But to tout an appearance by Felder as “rock music at its finest” still sounds like a bit too much hype. This is Don Felder, after all, who will always be the former Eagle whose name most folks will always have trouble recalling.

    Interestingly, too, those dinosaurs who still insist on touring as the Eagles (and when will they finally put it to rest?) seem rather stingy with the praise when it comes to other former members such as Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon.

    A probably much more entertaining evening is in store for those who go to Outpost in the Burbs to see Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen next Friday. Unlike the Eagles, Hillman continues to record new material, and is at least as “major” a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Eagles. He’s a charming performer who does not exude either arrogance (Henley) or rancor at being shoved from the band (Felder). And if his last few years of local appearances are any indication, he’ll bring Maplewood’s own major talent, composer (of the “Heaven’s Gate” soundtrack, and many others) and musician David Mansfield, along with him too.

  3. Felder is the man because he gave Tom Petty guitar lessons and grew up with Duane Allman, who taught him slide guitar.

    I love that story.

    I saw the Eagles at Giant Stadium in the late 70’s. Heart and The Little River Band opened for them.

    I bought a THE LITTLE RIVER BAND shirt– I still wear it on special occasions.

  4. I’m with the prof – Felder is the man (following Keith Richards, of course). After all, it was Felder who gave us the essence of “Hotel California” and “One of These Nights.”

    And cathar, don’t forget James Maddok who will soon be at the Outpost. Sure to be a great show as well.

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