Don Henley Still Upset About Frank Ocean’s ‘Hotel California’ Sample
Eagles star Don Henley has taken aim at Frank Ocean in a British newspaper interview, calling the R&B star “a talentless little p**ck.” The “Boys of Summer” singer initially attacked Ocean last year after he sampled the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in his hit song “American Wedding” and it appears Henley still hasn’t forgiven him.
“I didn’t think he was cool,” Henley told The Guardian in a new interview. “I thought he was a talentless little prick. And I still do. Some of these young kids have grown up in a world that doesn’t understand or respect copyright material or intellectual property. They look at songs as interactive playthings.” Asked if he’d feel differently if an artist like Kanye West sampled a song he had written, Henley added, “No, I’d be just as p**sed off. I don’t like him, either.”