Björk Joins Walden Benefit As Eagles Lawsuit Looms

Björk will be joining Paula Cole, Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell and others at a concert in Los Angeles on Thursday to benefit the Walden Woods Foundation.

As we first reported last month (see “Stefani, Crow, Cole, Nicks To Come Out For Walden Woods” ), the benefit, dubbed Stormy Weather ’98, will be staged at L.A.’s Willtern Theater and will benefit the Foundation that Don Henley founded in 1990. The Eagles drummer/vocalist established the organization to preserve the forest in Concord, Massachusetts where Henry David Throreau wrote his 19th-Century works.

To date, the foundation has bought up 96 acres of that land, and Thursday’s show will also help fund a Thoreau institute opening in Concord this June.

Speaking of Henley, he and the Eagles still have a lawsuit pending against the National Foundation to Protect America’s Eagles.

Henley and company claim the Knoxville,
Tennessee-based non-profit group infringes on the Eagles’ brand name. The head of the foundation is, of course, perplexed especially since, he says, Henley has in the past donated money to the group, and adopted one of its birds.