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Joe Walsh

Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh (born November 20, 1947) 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. He has also experienced success as a solo artist and prolific session musician, especially with B.B. King and Dan Fogelberg. He holds the 54 spot in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." A native of Wichita, Kansas, Walsh and his family lived in Columbus, Ohio, for a number of years. His mother was a classically trained pianist. When Walsh was twelve years old the family moved to New York City. Later, Walsh moved to Montclair, New Jersey and attended Montclair High School there. While attending Kent State University, he spent time in various bands playing around the Cleveland area, including The Measles. Walsh began a lifelong hobby of amateur ("ham") radio while living in New York City. In January 1968 he replaced Glen Schwartz as lead guitarist for the James Gang, an American power trio. Walsh proved to be the band's star attraction, noted for his innovative rhythm playing and creative guitar riffs. In particular he was known for

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh -- Rock Gods Unite!

Paul, Ringo, and Walsh
Rock Gods Unite!

Former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr dined together for the second time in just a matter of days ... and this time they brought along guitar legend Joe Walsh.The three music… READ MORE >

Joe Walsh -- Rock Star Scores Restraining Order

Joe Walsh -- Rock Star Scores Restraining Order

It ain't exactly a peaceful, easy feeling -- but Joe Walsh can sleep a little better tonight, after a judge granted the "Eagles" guitarist a restraining order against a neighbor who allegedly… READ MORE >

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Joe Walsh: Someone's Trying to Kill Me!

Joe Walsh: Someone's Trying to Kill Me!

"Eagles" guitarist Joe Walsh claims a man in his 70s has threatened to shoot him dead ... this according to new court documents. But the septuagenarian suspect doesn't seem like a fragile old man… READ MORE >

- 1522 days ago

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