"Freddy, this is all wonderful and everything," says Madonna to Freddy DeMann in this classic shot hailing platinum-plus sales with Candlebox and team at Maverick HQ. "But how much longer will men be wearing shorts in photo ops? I need you to at least ballpark it." Meanwhile, Guy O looked into the future and was like, holy shit. Abbey Konowitch, for his part, wondered why everything seemed so dark, but figured it was probably just a '90s thing.

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Seen from l-r: Guy O, Candlebox's Peter and Kevin, Madonna, DeMann, Candlebox's Bardi, Lionel Conway, Candlebox's Scott and Abbey.