Ex-Eagles Bassist Hospitalized

Former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner (search), who co-wrote and sang the rock group's classic "Take It To the Limit," has been hospitalized for chest pains, his manager said.

Meisner, 58, was taken to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank on Friday morning, his manager, Kevin White, told The Associated Press on Sunday.

"He's resting comfortably. He's not experiencing any pain," White said. "He's doing well."

White said Meisner's wife was at his side and doctors were running a series of tests, but the results hadn't come back yet.

Hospital spokesman Brian Greene said he could not release any details about Meisner's condition.

The Nebraska native got his start playing dance halls when he was 16. He founded the group "Poco" in the late 1960s and joined Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band in 1970.

It was with Linda Ronstadt's studio and road band that he met future Eagles Don Henley (search), Glenn Frey (searchand Bernie Leadon (search).

The four founded the Eagles in 1972 and won four Grammys before Meisner decided to strike out on his own in 1977 after the release of the group's hugely successful "Hotel California" album. That recording has sold more than 15 million copies.

He was replaced by bassist Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced him in Poco as well.

Meisner released several solo albums and returned to "Poco" in 1989, to record the group's "Legacy" (searchalbum. He was also a member of "Black Tie" in 1992.

He rejoined the Eagles for the group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Meisner currently performs with "The World Classic Rockers," along with former members of groups such as Steppenwolf, Toto, Journey, and Lynyrd Skynyrd (search).