Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey’s complicated relationship was no secret, since the trio had a fierce confrontation during an Eagles gig. Things even got physical at one time, and both Henley and Frey made it obvious in multiple statements that they didn’t like Felder at all. Felder, on the other hand, didn’t appear to be as bitter as Don or Glenn, as the rocker confessed to Illinois Entertainer in 2013 how he had sought to mend fences with his former Eagles comrades, his heartfelt wish for Frey, and his one condition for reuniting with the band. So, when asked if time had healed his previous scars, the guitarist replied: “It has for me, yes.” You know, sitting down and writing my book was a very cathartic experience for me. And I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m no longer a member of the Eagles. Nothing lasts forever, and I’ve come to terms with that. I’m extremely pleased with it, as well as with what I’m doing with my life at the moment.”
He didn’t believe his bandmates were as tired of the feud as he was: “I don’t think everyone in the band still feels that way after watching ‘History Of The Eagles.'” I was caught aback by Glenn Frey’s continued rage. I don’t think that’s good for him. I hope I could do something to help him move past his anger, let it go, and be happy. It breaks my heart to see him remain so bitter. I really wish he wasn’t.” Then he used his divorce as an example of how ‘peaceful’ separations could be: “About three months into my divorce from my wife of 29 years, I called her and said, ‘Look, this is stupid.'” We have four children and plan to have grandchildren together. We have thousands of pals who we will see at parties, weddings, and funerals. Let’s simply sit down and talk about it.
‘Here’s a hug, I adore you, go forth and be happy.'” He went on to say: “We still talk on the phone about our kids and grandkids all the time, and she comes to my house for Thanksgiving.” She’s madly in love with someone else. I’m madly in love with someone else. Our lives could not be happier, and yet we still have a strong bond because we shared 29 years of our life together.” Felder went on to say that he wished his split from the Eagles had been as amicable as his divorce, and that his only condition for reuniting was: “I wish I could do that [make peace] with those guys in the band, and I’ve tried several times, but I just don’t think that’s who they are, and that’s not what they want.” Unfortunately, it’s a frozen stalemate unless they decide to reach out with an olive branch or a friendship offer or whatever.” It’s been nearly ten years since Don uttered these statements, but it appears that the Eagles still don’t want anything to do with Felder, since there haven’t been any reconciles, invites, or even a few kind words from the band for their ex-guitarist.