There's still no official official "official" word about those special guests joining Don Henley for his 70th birthday party July 22 at the American Airlines Center. That said, we have learned of three, thanks to sources who know about such things.
Two of them are Eagles: Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh. And one of them is in Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks, with whom Henley scored a Top 10 single in 1981. So far, then, no surprises: Henley has promised to make the hometown show a career retrospective.
The Eagles reunion, of sorts, will mark the first time Henley, Schmit and Walsh have performed together since Feb. 15, 2016, when they joined with Bernie Leadon and Jackson Browne to pay tribute to Glenn Frey, who'd died weeks earlier. That night, at the Grammy Awards, they performed the band's first-ever single, 1972's "Take It Easy," which Frey and Browne wrote together.
Henley has said in the past that the Eagles are, likely, a done deal. After all, he said last fall, "I don't see how we could go out and play without the guy who started the band." Then again, he's still close to these guys, and what's a birthday without some of your closest friends.
Henley and Nicks, of course, had a hit in 1981 with "Leather and Lace," off her solo debut Bella Donna. Thirty-four years later, they shared another duet: "It Don't Matter To The Sun," a simple, lovely ballad found only on the Target edition of Henley's 2015 Cass County, his paean to the northeast Texas county in which he was raised. (They also toured together in 2005; so anything's possible.)