Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit doesn’t think the group will ever record another studio set. The Eagles are currently on tour performing their legendary 1976 Hotel California album in its entirety along with other classic hits.

While chatting with Classic Rock magazine, Schmit was asked about the Eagles recording a followup to 2007’s chart-topping and Grammy-winning, Long Road Out Of Eden, and said, “I sincerely doubt it. We toured behind our last album and put in five to seven of those songs (in the show). But we don’t do them anymore because there wasn’t a big reaction. When people come to see the Eagles they want to hear ‘Best Of My Love,’ ‘One Of These Nights,’ all these things. So we give it to them.”

Schmit, who’s always been revered for possessing one of the best sets of pipes in the business, was enlisted back in the day to sing backing vocals on such Steely Dan masterpieces as Pretzel Logic, The Royal Scam, and Aja. He shed light on their recording technique: “Working with them is a real feather in my cap. One time I was in the studio singing a high part, and Donald (Fagen) was listening in the control room. I did it a bunch of times, then finally I really nailed it. But he gets on the talk-back and says: ‘That was really good. Can we do one more?’ Those guys were super-perfectionist, which I loved.”


  • Out now is Timothy B. Schmit‘s latest solo set, Day By Day. The album features such heavyweights as Lindsey Buckingham, Jackson Browne, John FogertyBenmont Tench, solo Beatles drummer of choice Jim Keltner, the Doobie Brothers‘ John McFee, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.


  • Poco co-founder Randy Meisner left the band prior to the recording of their debut album in order to join Ricky Nelson‘s Stone Canyon Band in 1970. Poco replaced him with Timothy B. Schmit. When Meisner left the Eagles in 1978, Schmit once again replaced him.
  • Schmit first appeared on 1979’s The Long Run, which featured his co-written star turn, “I Can’t Tell You Why.”
  • He sang on Firefall’s 1977 hit “Just Remember I Love You” and also served as a studio musician for Steely Dan. Schmit also sang on Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s 1982 hit, “Southern Cross”
  • Oakland-born Schmit is the only member of the Eagles to have actually been born and raised in California.
  • Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, and Randy Meisner — all appeared on Richard Marx‘s 1987 Top Three debut single, “Don’t Mean Nothing.”

CHECK IT OUT: The Eagles on March 29th, 2022 performing “I Can’t Tell You Why” live in Nashville: