Joe Walsh has been spending the pandemic holed up in his Los Angeles home working on his memoir, noodling about on his guitar, broadcasting on his ham radio, working on his radio show and reflecting on life.
“I’ve had a lot of time to myself and that’s not the rock star — just myself. And I think all of us have had some time to look at ourselves and hopefully we can come out of all this better. I know I certainly can and I know some stuff I want to fix and pay attention too.”
In terms of playing the guitar, he says he tries to play every day, but adds that he won’t call it practicing.
Joe Walsh says he doesn’t practice the guitar at home, he plays it.
“Practicing is like obsolete. I just try and pick up the guitar and play just to play because that’s where new songs come from.”
And one thing Joe has to look forward to is his two-hour Old-Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Show every Saturday at 6 p.m. PT on Los Angeles public radio.
Joe Walsh on his Old-Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show in Los Angeles.
“I get to do whatever I want and I’m just going through all the vinyl music that I know — things that I played on or things that I know about — and share that with the audience. You know, I try and put my music together like a vinyl album. You know, you have side one and side two. I try and make the two hours like a journey. And it’s wonderful because it’s not men with ties that run it and a computer doesn’t decide what you’re gonna hear.”
As for Joe Walsh the rock star, if all goes according to plan, the Eagles will do two shows in London in August, followed by U.S. dates in September and October.