Brian Koppelman on The History of the Eagles, rock docs and justified hubris (REPOST)
Published November 7, 2017
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    Returning champion, filmmaker (Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man, Rounders), podcaster (The Moment - it’s great, subscribe) and Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman joins me to celebrate Alison Ellwood’s fantastic film The History of the Eagles, to make a case for it as one of the best rock docs of all time and to pay tribute to recently departed Eagles legend Glenn Frey.

    We talk about how the film avoids the pitfalls and predictability of many other rock docs, the creative partnership between Glenn Frey and Don Henley, what the subject of Brian’s music documentary would be, confident musicians and backlashes, the ‘tall poppy syndrome’, cocaine, heroes and villains in documentaries, and why so many people just fuckin’ hate the Eagles.

    My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

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