California Preening: “He will vilify his record company. ‘They’re all bean counters,’ he snaps. ‘They call my music product: it’s art. They call me a rock star when I’d rather be described as a musician.’ “. Preach on, man! But who is this indie-rock warrior fightin’ for his rights as a recording artist with a capital goddamn ‘A’? It’s…well…it’s Don Henley, who as this amusing article reveals has taken to performing ridiculous hip-hop parodies of his old hits, in an attempt to highlight the creative bankruptcy of something or other (he says rap, but your mileage may vary).