Flashback: the Feuding Eagles ‘Take It Easy’ With Travis Tritt

[ROLLING STONE] When the Eagles reunited inside a Los Angeles bar on December 6, 1993, to appear in Travis Tritt’s “Take It Easy” video, the guys hadn’t spoken in years.

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The band broke up in 1980, calling it quits after a benefit show on July 31, 1980. Halfway through that concert, Glenn Frey walked over to Don Felder and delivered a promise — “I’m gonna kick your ass when we get off the stage” — while the rest of the band played “Best of My Love.” Things got worse as the show went on, with Frey literally counting down the remaining songs until he could retreat to the wings and throttle his bandmate. “That’s three more, pal; get ready,” he said toward the end, speaking into the mic for the entire audience to hear. Although Felder wound up hopping into a limo and leaving the venue just after the encore, the damage was done, and the Eagles didn’t play again for 13 years.

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