US Magazine, March 1998

DECK THE HALL - New York - "If music be the food of love, play on." Shakespeare wrote it, Mick Fleetwood quoted it, and everyone tried hard to live by it at the 13th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.  Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and the Mamas and the Papas - all legendary for personal disharmony - were among those honored at the Waldorf-Astoria.  Eagle Don Henley and Mama Michelle Phillips sat apart from bandmates Glenn Frey and John Phillips, respectively, leaving the audiences wondering about the groups' state of reunion. "We wouldn't be a proper rock band if we didn't hate each other," said Michelle Phillips with a laugh backstage after performing with the Ms&Ps for the first time in 20 years.  Stevie Nicks embraced Lindsey Buckingham during a poignant performance of "Landslide," inciting speculation that the one-time couple had really** made up. "We're just friends," Nicks assured later.  And the Eagles put rumors of their rocky past to bed. "Tell me one worthwhile relationship that hasn't had peaks and valleys," said Frey.  "Everyone but the seven of us has dwelt on it for a long time.  Get over it."  After the Eagles brought down the house with "take it easy" and "Hotel California", Frey expressed the true spirit of the evening. "If you represent your times well enough, perhaps you can become a band for all time."

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