2016 is shaping up to be quite a tragic year with a number of high profile celebrity deaths occurring. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Lemmy Kilminster all passed on during the first month of the new year. An actor, a musician, and someone who did plenty of both. What was similar about all three was that they were extremely influential in their particular fields and had massive followings, leaving millions of grieving fans behind them.
Unfortunately, about a week ago yet another name was added to that list. Glenn Frey, founder and lead of the Eagles, one of the most influential American rock bands ever to exist, passed on due to complications which arose due to the medication he took for his long-term arthritis.
As with Lemmy, fans from all walks of life decided to give tribute to their favorite musician. While Frey didn’t get his own mod, he did get a Rockstar Editor tribute in the form of a GTA V music video for Hotel California.
The video depicts the lone night drive of an unknown individual through the landscapes of GTA V. We usually view it from a first person perspective with it occasionally switching to a cinematic third person view when it fits the music.
The video is nothing overly fancy with elaborate set pieces or directing. This is just a tribute created by a fan sad to see Frey go. The Eagles had a bumpy run, but whenever the band was together, Frey was part of it. Despite having been at the center of all the band’s many conflicts, he was also the force that kept it together in the good times. Hotel California was one of the most popular songs of the band.
Have any of you guys done anything in GTA V in memoriam of Frey?
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