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One Direction's Niall Freaks Out About Meeting The Eagles

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Niall Horan via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Niall Horan via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

One Directon's Niall Horan loves classic rock -- he attended at a concert in New York City last year by legendary British rockers The Who and has said Bon Jovi is one of his favorites as well.  Now, he's freaking out because he got to meet the band that he describes as his "all-time music heroes:" Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Eagles .

The Eagles were in London recently to promote a new documentary about their 40-year career, History of the Eagles, and that's where Niall ran into them.  The starstruck 19-year-old tweeted , "I met my all time music heroes today 'the eagles' ! Well two of them! Don Henley and Timothy b schmit !"  He then added the hashtag "#goosebumps," and included a photo of himself grinning ear-to-ear, standing between Henley, who sings and plays drums in the band, and Schmit, who sings and plays bass.

Later, Niall checked out the Eagles' documentary, and tweeted , "Sittin at home watching the new eagles movie! Holy crap the eagles are soo good! like, its not even right how good they are!"

Perhaps Niall is hoping that some Directioners will now check out the Eagles' music and discover for themselves how good it is.  Among the band's best known hits are "Take It Easy," "Hotel California," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight," "New Kid in Town," "Lyin' Eyes" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling."  In fact, the Eagles' first greatest hits album is tied with Michael Jackson 's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time in the U.S.

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