Monday, December 27, 2010

The Eagles: Joe Walsh’s 1st solo album in 18 years due in 2011

If you though Hell froze over when The Eagles reunited, you were right; it may have frozen over yet again with the news that Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh will release his first solo album in 18 years in 2011.

In a new interview with, Walsh discussed the yet-to-be named album, his first since 1992’s “Songs for a Dying Planet.”

Joe has been working on the new record with Jeff Lynne producing at least half of the songs; he has done the rest.

“I’ve been working on it for a long time during the Eagles downtime,” Joe tells “I’ve got new stuff after about 18 years that I haven’t done an album. I really like it. It’s Rock and Roll and its new songs. Hopefully it will get out April/May.”

Joe can easily explain the gap between records. “I finally got sober in 1994 and I had to learn actually to write and play and do everything sober,” he says. “I just didn’t write for quite a while. Also the Eagles have really been busy. During downtime I can work on doing an album and I just decided that however long it took would be okay. It’s nice to do one because I want to, and not because I have to, and I’m really happy with it.”

Joe Walsh has had some of the best album titles ever. “You Bought It, You Name It,” “The Smoker You Are The Player You Get” and “You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind” are just some of his gems. So what will the new one be called?

“I got a couple of them,” says Walsh. “I wish I had some funny ones for you, so I guess I don’t have a title. I went to this Whole Foods Market and the bags that they put the food in, it’s all recycled. On the side of the bag it says, “I used to be a plastic bottle”. And I thought that's a brilliant title. This may be a green album titled “I Used To Be A Plastic Bottle”.

Joe Walsh – interview – December, 2010

Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good