Eagles Get Presented Grammy for "Hotel California" That They Didn't Accept in 1977

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The band accepted the award after performing a tribute to the late Glenn Frey.

There was a surprise in store for the Eagles at the Grammys on Monday night.

After remaining members of the band and Jackson Browne performed a tribute to late co-founder Glenn Frey during the awards ceremony and the show cut to commercial, those inside Staples Center saw a bit more.

Show producer Ken Ehrlich stopped the group from leaving the stage. He said when the Eagles were nominated for their album Hotel California in 1977, they didn't want to attend the awards if they weren't sure they were going to win, so they didn't. Ehrlich and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Neil Portnow then gave them their trophy, all these years later, for "one of the best albums ever made."

Re-watch their performance below.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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