Frey 's solo musical career reached its peak in 1985 with the Top Ten smash "The Heat Is On," a single from the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy comedy Beverly Hills Cop . Frey 's contribution to the Miami Vice soundtrack, "You Belong to the City," was also a blockbuster, narrowly missing the top of the charts. However, his next solo LP, Soul Searchin' , didn't follow until 1988, notching only one Top 40 entry, "True Love"; Strange Weather , issued four years later, missed the charts altogether. After issuing Glenn Frey Live in 1993, he joined the reunited Eagles on their phenomenally successful Hell Freezes Over tour, with a live album of the same name reaching number one a year later. For a time, his releases consisted of compilations of earlier solo work. In the late '90s, Frey co-founded his own label, Mission Records, with attorney Peter Lopez . Frey returned with his first solo album in some 20 years with 2012's After Hours , a collection of classic American pop songs done in a kind of pop lounge style, with the title tune, co-written with Jack Tempchin , the only original. The Eagles put together a "History of the Eagles" live show, and toured with it from 2013 to 2015. Frey 's health took a sudden turn in December 2015. He passed away on January 18, 2016. He was 67 years old.
On July 28, 2007, at a literary convention in Texas, Nan Talese spoke of Oprah Winfrey as having been "mean and self-serving" and having had a "holier-than-thou attitude" and "fiercely bad manners" during Winfrey's debate with Talese and James Frey on January 26, 2006. Talese said she and Frey were led to believe the show was going to be a panel discussion on "Truth in America". Just before air time, both Talese and Frey were told the topic of the show had been changed to "The James Frey Controversy", thus the ambush began. Talese stated that Oprah needed to apologize for her behavior on the show. However Joyce Carol Oates said "This is an ethical issue which can be debated passionately and with convincing arguments on both sides. In the end, Oprah Winfrey had to defend her own ethical standards of truth on her television program, which was courageous of her." Talese was unapologetic about publishing Frey's A Million Little Pieces and commented the book has great value for anyone who must deal with a loved one who is an addict. 
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