Ex-Eagle Don Felder stopped by to promote his new book. Howard asked Don what he said to fellow Eagle Joe Walsh in the band's Hotel California video, so he explained that he'd just told Joe his drug use was showing. Don then gave a brief survey of his histoy in the music biz: started a band with Stephen Stills when they were 14, gave Tom Petty guitar lessons, performed with Crosby Stills & Nash, and, after a while, started jamming with The Eagles.
The band liked his work so much, they eventually offered him a role (and full partnership) in the band. Howard wondered if Don went crazy when he joined The Eagles, and Don admitted that he got drugged into sin and all kinds of promiscuity. Don cited coke as the band's fuel back in those days, so much so they kept pace with Keith Richards during his craziest hours. Howard asked Don about how/when he wrote the riff for Hotel California, and Don set the scene, saying he just walked out of the ocean and sat on the beach fiddling his guitar: I thought it was a nice progression, so I went back into my room and recorded it.
Prompted by the crew's questions, Don described how his partnership with the Eagles dissolved. Don said the band's arrangement started out equitably, with each member getting to write and sing two songs on each record, but as the hits tended to be sung by Glenn Frye and Don Henley, that rule was phased out. Pretty soon, Henley's ability to consistently churn out hits even exasperated Glenn, and the band broke up. When he was done telling the story, Don picked up his guitar and performed Hotel California.