Joe Walsh

Rock musician Joe Walsh

Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has been a member of three commercially successful bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles, and has experienced notable success as a solo artist and prolific session musician, especially with B.B. King and Dan Fogelberg.
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Twitter Burns Joe Walsh For Claiming Charlie Hebdo Never Attacks Muslims
Huffington Post - 6 months
"You know you can Google this s**t, right?" one person asked.
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White Knights, Tin Foil Hats And Beyond: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Chats With Kevin Eubanks And Christian Sands
Huffington Post - 8 months
A Conversation with Todd Rundgren Mike Ragogna: Todd, many are saying your new release White Knight is a return to the musical approach of your early albums though I feel it incorporates all Rundgren eras. What was the creative mission for White Knight and do you feel it has a nod to your earlier works? Todd Rundgren: My first priority was to get out of my recent bubble and take advantage of the possibilities of remote collaboration. I didn’t have any style or genre in mind when I started the project, but let the results of the process define the tone of the record. At the same time, I was aware that I didn’t want to under-react to listener expectations, nor overreact if I thought something might be redolent of an earlier “phase.” MR: To me, one of yours and Donald Fagen’s great works is “Tin Foil Hat,” whose lyrics pretty much capture the sentiment of more than half of America. Plus your knockout blow of its video pretty much leaves no question as to how you and Donald—Fag...
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Chris Evans Slams Joe Walsh For Ripping Jimmy Kimmel's Health Care Plea
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Joe Walsh's tweets about Jimmy Kimmel's baby shed light on health care debate
Chicago Times - 10 months
Former Congressman Joe Walsh was acting very presidential Tuesday afternoon. By which I mean he was impulsively tweeting venomous, half-baked thoughts — in this case his reaction to late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel's monologue Monday about his newborn son's dramatic battle for life at Children's...
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Joe Walsh Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel's 'Sad Story,' Gets Ripped Apart
Huffington Post - 10 months
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The Eagles' '<em>Hotel California</em>' at 40, '<em>Buffalo Springfield</em>' at 50
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Quick, what is the state anthem of California? If you answer 'California, Here I Come,' you are, like me, wrong. If your answer is 'I Love You, California,' you are an unusually well-informed career state employee. And if, like billions of people around the world, you answer 'Hotel California,' well, you are technically wrong but, oh so right. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Hotel California,' both the song and the album it graces which is one of the most telling, and best-selling, albums of all time. The power and mystery of 'Hotel California' has tantalized and inspired, provoked and mystified ever since its exotic and evocative guitar figures and enigmatic lyrics were first heard 40 years ago. "It makes me want to go there and it makes me want to get away," said one tourist standing near a California street corner as a singer with a guitar gave the song a go. "Look at me," she said. "Here I am." December also marks the 50th anniversary of 'Buffa...
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world! Whoa, fifty percent of the music just went away with one instrument! It is an instrument that is much more conspicuous by its absence than by its presence..." As told to this writer by Michael J. Visceglia, bassist, author, educator, recording artist The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were revealed a few weeks ago and I congratulate all the artists: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC 5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. Some of the choices are obvious to me, some less so. A few leave me bewildered, but that's rock and roll...the mistakes make the music real. And I see that a few of the nom...
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Former Rep. Joe Walsh, a Trump supporter, admonishes FBI director James Comey
CNN - over 1 year
As criticism mounts against FBI Director James Comey from Democrats, an unlikely ally and outspoken Donald Trump supporter has joined the chorus.
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Country, rock stars join all-star Country Music Hall of Fame benefit lineup in L.A.
LATimes - over 1 year
James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Joe Walsh and Kacey Musgraves join host Vince Gill on Sept. 27 for this year’s All For the Hall Los Angeles concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s education program. The show will take place again at The Novo by Microsoft Theater (formerly...
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Don Felder Says He Wasnt Invited To Join Grammys Tribute To Glenn Frey
Huffington Post - about 2 years
• Jackson Browne, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and Don Henley of the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" at the Grammys Monday night. • Felder was fired from the band in 2001. Talk about a snub.  Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder was left out of last night's Grammys tribute to the late Glenn Frey, and he is not gonna "take it easy."  Felder, who was fired from The Eagles in 2001, tweeted his disappointment on Tuesday morning about not being included.  I would have been honored to have joined The Eagles last night for the Glenn Frey Tribute at the Grammys but sadly I was not invited. — Don Felder (@donfelder) February 16, 2016 Too badI couldn't have joined The Eagles last night for the Glenn Frey Tribute at the Grammys but I was not invited pic.twitter.com/YhYov7jAFK — Don Felder (@donfelder) February 16, 2016 Jackson Browne and Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and Don Henley of the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" at the ...
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Vince Gill on Glenn Frey: 'He Was a World Class Guitar Player' - RollingStone.com
Google News - about 2 years
RollingStone.com Vince Gill on Glenn Frey: 'He Was a World Class Guitar Player' RollingStone.com The Eagles' guitar sound may be best identified with the ferocious "Hotel California" fretwork of Joe Walsh and Don Felder, but Glenn Frey's playing was also key to the group's output. Vince Gill, himself an ace guitarist who has turned in solos for ... RIP, Glenn Frey: Reflections on the Long Run, Including Time in ColoradoWestword 10 Ways Glenn Frey Was More Than Just the Eagle You Love to HatePhoenix New Times Eagles Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies at 67: Look Back at His LifeUs Weekly all 425 news articles »
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You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind ...
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"You can't argue with a sick mind" ... Joe Walsh. I think I have stepped into a parallel universe. Nothing makes sense. To understand what is going on in Greece, imagine Bernie Sanders fighting to pass a significant reduction in social security payments in the U.S. in order to continue to prop up a host of insolvent banks. What is even crazier is that the average Greek believes this is a good idea. We have experienced two general strikes in the past three weeks. This is the first time we have seen general strikes in Greece since Tsipras came to power in January. While these strikes have been peaceful and have very little impact on day-to-day living in Athens, it is a reminder of how things were and how they could be. What is even stranger is that the strikes are being organized by Tsipras's own party ... Syriza, to protest its own government. Now Greece is starting up the cry for reducing Greece's debt obligation, despite the fact few actual steps have been taken to imple...
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Politicians: Respect and Protect Copyright
Huffington Post - over 2 years
This week, I sent a letter to Donald Trump's campaign asking to not use my music at political rallies. My intent was not to make a political statement, but to make one about the rights of my fellow music creators. But I've been singing this song for a while now. In February, I became a founding member of the GRAMMY Creators' Alliance. The Alliance joined many big names in the music business, not for ourselves, but for the up-and-coming songwriters and artists. To bring hope. To try and change laws that are hindering the music biz. To make sure that songwriters and artists can practice their art without threat of extinction. To make sure those who practice their craft get paid fairly when others use their work. I'm not alone in my efforts to bring change. Today, more than 1,650 musicians and songwriters will be visiting their local congress members in their home offices as part of our grassroots program, GRAMMYs in my District. Big changes are happening right now in copyrigh...
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Feder: Joe Walsh loses New York radio platform
Chicago Times - almost 3 years
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Rock Hallis staging a mini-Beatles reunion in Cleveland
NPR - almost 3 years
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its slate of performers for the 30th induction ceremonies next month in Cleveland.Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr will be inducted by his bandmate, Paul McCartney. It's the first time they have publicly been in Cleveland together since 1966, when the Fab Four played Municipal Stadium. Their other Cleveland show was at Public Hall in 1964.Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Wonder will also be on-hand to induct Bill Withers. Other performers include Ohio natives Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Joe Walsh of The Eagles and R&amp;B star John Legend.The event at Public Hall will also induct The "5" Royales, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joan Jett, Lou Reed and Green Day.Leading up to the April 18 ceremony, the Rock Hall is launching two new exhibits. Its first "photography only" display -- featuring the work of Herb Ritts -- is open now. And an exhibit profiling this year's inductees opens April 11. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Walsh
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On May 24, 2016 Walsh appeared on NBC's The Voice (U.S. TV series) in which he played slide guitar, talk box and sang Rocky Mountain Way with contestant Laith Al-Saadi.
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  • 2014
    In 2014, Walsh made a guest appearance on Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways.
    On February 9, 2014, Walsh was featured in several songs on the CBS special The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.
  • 2012
    In an interview to promote his album Analog Man in 2012, Walsh revealed he was considering a serious bid for political office. "I think I would run seriously, and I think I would run for Congress," Walsh told WASH in Washington, D.C. "The root of the problem is that Congress is so dysfunctional.
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    In May 2012, the Berklee College of Music awarded Walsh, along with other members of the Eagles, an honorary doctorate for his accomplishments in the field of music.
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    Walsh also appeared on the 60th Episode of Live from Daryl's House with Daryl Hall, which premiered on November 15, 2012.
    On February 12, 2012, Walsh appeared on stage with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and McCartney's band at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to close out the Grammy Awards show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Walsh married Marjorie Bach (sister of Barbara Bach and sister-in-law of Ringo Starr) in Los Angeles on December 13, 2008. Walsh's daughter Lucy Walsh is also a musician who has worked with Ashlee Simpson and others. She released her debut solo album, Lost in the Lights, in spring 2007.
    In 2008, Walsh appeared on the Carvin 60th Anniversary Celebration DVD as a celebrity endorser.
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    The Eagles won their fifth Grammy in 2008, in the category Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "How Long."
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  • 2007
    When discussing their relationship, Nicks stated in a 2007 interview with the UK's The Daily Telegraph that Walsh had been "the great love of my life".
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    The Eagles made their awards show debut on November 7, 2007, when they performed "How Long" live at the Country Music Association Awards.
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    It debuted on television on Country Music Television during the Top 20 Countdown on August 23, 2007.
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  • 2006
    In 2006, Walsh reunited with Jim Fox and Dale Peters of the James Gang for new recordings and a 15-date summer reunion tour.
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  • 2004
    In October 2004, Walsh undertook speaking engagements in New Zealand to warn against the dangers of substance abuse.
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    He was also featured in September 2004 at the Strat Pack, a concert held in London, England, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar.
    In June 2004, Walsh performed at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.
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  • 1998
    In 1998, ABC wanted to use a classic rock song rock for Monday Night Football that year, so they asked Walsh to rewrite the lyrics to "Rocky Mountain Way" for the quarterback John Elway of the Denver Broncos. "Rocky Mountain Elway" was the new title of the song and Walsh appeared in a video that ABC showed on the Monday Night Football.
    In 1998 a reader's poll conducted by Guitarist magazine selected the guitar solos on the track "Hotel California" by Walsh and Don Felder as the best guitar solos of all time.
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  • 1996
    The band consisted of their "classic" line-up (Walsh, Peters, Fox), and they performed at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center on November 4, 1996.
  • 1994
    "For the record, we never broke up, we just took a 14-year vacation," announced Frey at their first live performance in April 1994.
  • 1993
    In 1993, Walsh teamed up with Glenn Frey for the "Party of Two" tour in the United States. In 1996, James Gang did a reunion for the Democratic president, Bill Clinton.
    An Eagles country tribute album titled Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles was released in 1993, thirteen years after the break up.
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  • 1992
    In 1992 Walsh ran for vice president with Rev. Goat Carson under the slogan "We Want Our Money Back!"
  • 1990
    In late 1990, Walsh was part of a band called the Best, along with keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist John Entwistle, guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and drummer Simon Phillips.
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    Although he had left by the time of its 1990 release, he still appears as lead singer on two tracks, "Up All Night" and "It's Alright".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    While producing their Homegrown album in 1989, Walsh briefly joined New Zealand reggae band Herbs.
    Also in 1989 Walsh filmed a live concert from the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles with Etta James and Albert Collins, called Jazzvisions: Jump the Blues Away.
    In 1989, Walsh recorded a MTV Unplugged with the R&B musician Dr. John.
    Walsh would also tour with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in 1989 and 1992, alternating a handful of his best-known songs with Starr's and tunes by other of the members of the All-Starr Band.
    After the album's commercial disappointment, Walsh decided to return to Australia in 1989 to tour with another incarnation of the Party Boys.
  • 1987
    He remained in Australia for some time after the tour, putting together the short-lived touring band "Creatures From America", with Waddy Wachtel (guitar), Rick Rosas (bass guitar) and Australian drummer Richard Harvey (Divinyls, the Party Boys) In 1987, Walsh returned to the United States to work on his album Got Any Gum?, which was produced by Terry Manning and features vocal contributions from J. D. Souther and Survivor's lead singer Jimi Jamison.
  • 1984
    Walsh accepted and performed with the Party Boys on their late 1984-early 1985 Australian tour and appeared on their live album, You Need Professional Help.
    In late 1984 Walsh was contacted by Australian musician Paul Christie, the former bassist for Mondo Rock.
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  • 1983
    In May 1983, Walsh released You Bought It – You Name It; the album was received negatively by the majority of music critics, while other reviewers noted good points to the album.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Though Walsh was only 33 in 1980 and did not meet the 35-year-old requirement to actually assume the office, he said that he wanted to raise public awareness of the election.
    Walsh ran for President of the United States in 1980, promising to make "Life's Been Good" the new national anthem if he won, and ran on a platform of "Free Gas For Everyone".
    Walsh had often joked about running for office, announcing a mock presidential campaign in 1980 and a vice presidential campaign in 1992.
    Following the break up of the Eagles in July 1980, Walsh continued to release solo albums throughout the 1980s, but sales did not meet the same level of his earlier successes.
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    In 1980, the band broke up.
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  • 1979
    Another track, "Rivers (of the Hidden Funk)", was a track which Walsh had originally wrote for the Eagles' 1979 album The Long Run, but it was left off.
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    Walsh also contributed "In the City" to The Warriors soundtrack in 1979, a song penned and sung by Walsh that was later rerecorded for the Eagles' studio album, The Long Run.
  • 1978
    As the Eagles struggled to record their follow-up to Hotel California, Walsh re-ignited his solo career with the critically well-received album, But Seriously, Folks in May 1978.
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  • 1976
    Released on December 8, 1976, Hotel California was the band's fifth studio album and the first to feature Walsh.
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    In March 1976, he released a live album, You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind, which also featured the Eagles.
  • 1975
    In 1975, Walsh was invited to join the Eagles as founding member Bernie Leadon's replacement.
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  • 1974
    In late 1974, Walsh played slide guitar on the former Barnstorm band member Joe Vitale's debut solo album Roller Coaster Weekend.
    In 1974 Barnstorm disbanded and Walsh continued as a solo artist.
  • 1973
    The follow-up, The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get, released in June 1973, was marketed under Walsh's name (although officially a Barnstorm album) and was their commercial breakthrough.
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  • 1972
    The concert recordings were released on CD as part of the four-disc Selected Works: 1972–1999 box set in November 2000. Along with the millennium concert, this set included the band's hit singles, album tracks and outtakes from The Long Run sessions. Selected Works received platinum certification from the RIAA in 2002.
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    Walsh and Barnstorm released their debut album, the eponymous Barnstorm in October 1972.
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    After the James Gang broke up in 1972, Walsh formed a band, Barnstorm, with Joe Vitale, a college friend of Walsh's from Ohio, and Kenny Passarelli, a bassist from Colorado, where Walsh had settled as his home after leaving Ohio.
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  • 1971
    Walsh's eldest daughter, Emma Kristen, was born in 1971 and died in 1974 at only 3 years old as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on her way to nursery school.
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    Joe Walsh has been married five times. He was married briefly to Margie Walsh in the 1960s, to Stefany Rhodes from 1971 to 1978, to Juanita Boyer from 1980 to 1988 and to Denise Driscoll from 1999 to 2006.
    In December 1971 Walsh left the James Gang.
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  • 1969
    In November 1969, bassist Tom Kriss decided he was no longer into the music and left to be replaced by Dale Peters, who was brought in from another group called E.T. Hoolie.
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    They released their debut album, Yer' Album, in 1969.
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  • 1968
    Jeric and Walsh worked together on guitar parts but Jeric ended up leaving as well in the spring of 1968.
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    Just days later, shortly after the new year of 1968 had dawned, a friend of Schwartz's, Joe Walsh (from a fellow band called the Measles), knocked on Jim Fox's door and asked to be given a tryout as Schwartz's replacement.
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  • 1967
    Around Christmas time of 1967, James Gang guitarist Glenn Schwartz, who turned out to be AWOL from the army and was breaking up with his wife, decided to leave the band to move to California, where he ended up forming the band Pacific Gas & Electric.
  • 1965
    The Measles, an Ohio garage bar band, were formed in 1965 by four Kent State University students, one of whom was Joe Walsh.
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  • 1947
    Joseph Fidler Walsh was born on November 20, 1947, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Robert Newton Fidler and grandson of Alden Anderson Fidler and Dora Jay Newton.
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