Talk:Joe Walsh

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More information needed[edit]

Didn't Joe Walsh and Barmstorn tour with Humble Pie in the 1970's? C'mon guys, I know there's alot more information to put on here. Stuff like how he entered rehab after appearing in the Howard Stern Show and, oh, I don't know, WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT!?!?!?

There is an early 90s Howard Stern clip of Billy West mocking Joe Walsh. It came to discussion that he had been ordered by the Eagles to stop drinking and what not, and rehab had forbade him from hanging out with old friends that encouraged that behavior.

Apparently, that meant he would never appear on the Stern show again. They renamed him Stepford Joe Walsh

Well, I don't think that you should complain. When a person adds things, you shouldn't delete it and complain about content. Yes, I admit it was out of place in that paragraph, but at least you could have MOVED IT TO IT'S OWN SECTION. -Damien Vryce 16:34, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Joe was on Stern on 8/21/06. He gave a lengthy interview, which gave many interesting facts. I was working at the time and cannot remember most of them. Anyone else have that info?--pahsons 23:23, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Personally, I want to know how he lost his teeth. The best I could find on google was a mocking paragraph which said that he lost them by knocking them out when using the talk box. lol --BlueStream 09:42, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Years and years ago, a friend of mine asserted that Joe Walsh became a heroin addict after his wife and children were killed in a car wreck; I've never been able to find any verification of this. If it's true, it's terribly tragic; if not, I've been feeling sorry for Joe for all these years for the wrong reason (this friend of mine often came up with unsubstantuiated assertions). Anyone know?

DJ Joe[edit]

For Notable Appearances-- Fairly certain JW spent time as a disk jockey in Los Angeles, CA. (KLOS?) Extremely humorous summer. Maybe circa 1981? Joe Rocks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:47, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

About Jimmy Page's Guitar[edit]

Can someone make it clear for us was that Sunburst Les Paul Joe Walsh's main guitar? or was it only Walsh's guitar and he gave it to Page and then it was specialized by Page?

bottom line: That Les Paul was special to Page or to Walsh? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Punkruptcy (talkcontribs) 09:58, 27 February 2007 (UTC).

Pete Townshend[edit]

"Walsh gave Pete Townshend (guitarist/songwriter for The Who) the guitar he used on Who's Next. In return, Townshend gave Walsh his first Synthesiser." Shouldnt it be the other way around? this makes no sense. --Krautukie 02:18, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Walsh had a habit of giving away guitars as gifts. He had not experimented with any type of synthesiser prior to giving a guitar to Townshend. Townshend, who had been experimenting with a Moog for quite a while, reciprocated Walsh's gift by giving him a synthesiser... since Walsh had never used one previously. What "makes no sense" about that?... except that it falls on this talk page underneath a topic header about Page's guitar and has nothing to do with Townshend. 02:44, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:JoeWalsh.jpg[edit]

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(moved from top of page by emw 03:20, 22 October 2007 (UTC))

I challenge the challenge as being moot. The fact remains the Joe Walsh is one of the greatest artists, singer, sonwriter and guitar player of the rock era. Let the rest go and appreciate his contributions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lostbayern (talkcontribs) 23:03, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

I challenge the teetotler part. Joe Walsh apeared to be drunk at the eagles show in las vegas. The show was at Mandalay Bay during the last week of 1999.

I second this Challenge as he was deffinately drinking beer ontstage during a tour with Glen Frey in the late 80's/early 90's which i personally saw - Idiotninja

Were there any news reports of drink / drug abuse or convictions duriing his life? These would be part of his personal life. John a s 18:32, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

On removal of "Dr."[edit]

Academic and professional titles like "Professor" or "Doctor" are not to be used; see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (biographies)#Academic_titles. Instead, a description of the apropriate qualifications should be included in the body text. Regardless of WP policy, one should never use a title based on an honorary degree. --emw 03:20, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

What the fuck is that picture[edit]

Who the fuck thought a shitty line drawing of a face was a useful fucking image for this article?? (talk) 18:32, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

It's pretty funny. Keep it. (Totally not signing my post). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

This was my reaction exactly. It would be better to have an actual picture of Joe Walsh, but as long as nobody finds one, might as well keep this ridiculous line drawing. NickRinger (talk) 19:20, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Ouch. I vehemently disagree that this drawing is better than nothing, and I've removed it. --Bongwarrior (talk) 06:59, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Removed Banjo from instrument list, why a link to Free Bird?[edit]

I removed banjo from his instrument list. Walsh is not a banjo player, never has been. Nor has he recorded any notable banjo playing (he did replace Bernie Leadon in Eagles, but Bernie's live banjo duties were transferred to Don Felder in order to keep Midnight Flyer on the Hote California tour setlist)

Also why is there a link to Free Bird (the Lynyrd Skynyrd song) under the section "solo". I don't remember Joe Walsh playing with Skynyrd, is this a joke of some kind? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eaglesfan8881 (talkcontribs) 09:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

NOT what in links?[edit]

Links say NOT fanpage, NOT fansite, and link to some random myspace. That...can't be right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:41, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Removed Gpia7r (talk) 13:34, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Average Joe[edit]

Isn't he sometimes known as "Average" Joe Walsh? I'm pretty sure I've heard/ read about this nickname on some websites and on The Drew Carey Show, but I don't know of any citable references. Minaker (talk) 13:39, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

This is in fact true, he's also known as the "Clown Prince Of Rock". Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 13:50, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

"In response to moving to New York City, Walsh began a lifelong hobby of amateur ("ham") radio with the callsign WB6ACU."[edit]

This makes no sense. If Joe Walsh became an Amateur Radio Operator while living in New York, his callsign would have a 2 instead of a 6. A 6 indicates residence in California, yet the biography makes no mention of him ever living there. Something's not right here.

Please See — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:06, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

No mystery at all. Amateur licensees who permanently move to a new state can (and were once required to) get a new call sign that corresponds to their new location.
Also, I've added a sound file of Walsh on the air, recorded by me about 10 years ago when I was a more active ham. He's just a regular guy enjoying his hobby, and we always treated him as such. - LuckyLouie (talk) 22:44, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Commercially successful?[edit]

This article calls the James Gang, "commercially successful", yet the article James Gang says "the band was not a huge commercial success". I'm not sure that any quibbles about "huge" are quite enough to resolve this contradiction. (talk) 00:45, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Problem solved. Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 20:27, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Eagles montage[edit]

I believe that the montage of the Eagles from their Long Road Out of Eden Tour should be featured on the article. It is featured on the article for the Eagles, the Eagles discography, Timothy B. Schmit, etc. If anybody wants to talk to me about this, please leave a message on my talk page. Thank you.-- (talk) 21:12, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Why isn't Barnstorm listed as a solo album?[edit]

The Album is listed as [Walsh and Barnstorm] - but it is really his first solo album. The album has his name prominently featured on the cover and at the time, it was considered a "Joe Walsh album". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeffmaslan (talkcontribs) 03:30, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Technically it's a Barnstorm album. See the Joe Walsh discography for how the albums are listed.Pkeets (talk) 13:06, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
I do agree with Jeffmaslan, it does seem rather confusing. Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 13:45, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

"solo ... by Walsh and Don Felder"? Isn't a solo technically, by definition, by one person?[edit]

"The guitar solo on the track Hotel California by Walsh and Don Felder[4] was, in 1998 by Guitarist magazine, " Should this be "guitar solos" or tweaked in some other way? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ccheever (talkcontribs) 08:30, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Padlock-dash2.svg Not done: requests for increases to the page protection level should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. Cannolis (talk) 11:11, 26 October 2014 (UTC)