Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician, best known as guitarist for The Eagles from 1974-2001, and for the distinctive "Hotel California" guitar solo.
In 1983, he released a rock and roll album titled Airborne. He contributed the songs Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride) and All of You to the 1981 film "Heavy Metal" as well as the title track from the movie "Wild Life".
In 1985-86 he hosted a musical comedy show entitled FTV. In 1986 he wrote and performed all the music and the theme song to the animated series Galaxy High.His song Heavy Metal (Takin a Ride) is used extensively in Season 12 Episode 3 of the cartoon tv show South Park.
The song is heard in the episode during kenny's hallucinations of which are a result of the 'drug' craze cheesing. Cheesing is the state acquired after one allows a cat to urinate in ones face. In 2012, he released his second solo album, Road To Forever.
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