This putz planted himself squarely on my shitlist after earning three full strikes.
Strike #1: Last summer Walsh took the James Gang on the road, charging $70 for a balcony seat to see the newly reunited band play short unrehearsed sets.
Strike #2: This summer Walsh has recruited JD and the Straight Shot to open most shows on his solo tour. The “JD” referenced is none other than James Dolan, also known as The Guy Who Killed the Knicks and the Rangers. Check out some of JD and the Straight Shot’s music, and you’ll hear a bar band that shouldn’t be opening for Particle let alone Joe Walsh. What a complete disservice to his fans.
Strike #3: Yesterday Walsh announced that The Eagles will beat a dead horse by releasing a new album and touring yet again. The Eagles were one of the most creative bands of the ’70s, but each reunion tour over the past 13 years has been nothing more than a blatant money grab.
Can’t these guys just keep the new songs for their solo projects instead of pissing on the legacy of the band? Too bad Henley didn’t stick to his guns when he said in 1980 that The Eagles would play again “when hell freezes over.”