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Martina McBride

Don Henley flies solo at the Forum

Don Henley flies solo at the Forum

Three songs into Don Henley’s concert Friday at the Forum in Inglewood, on his solo tour supporting his first album away from the Eagles in 15 years, the Texas singer-songwriter wryly advised the near-sellout crowd: “This show is going to be all over the map. I don’t like to be a monochromatic musician.”

True to his word, he served up a set list that, although drawing heavily on his brand-new solo album “Cass County,” added up to what may be the first rock concert on record to veer as far afield as the Louvin Brothers’ country-as-country-gets ballad “When I Stop Dreaming,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ spooked-up R&B ode...