Joe Walsh Wants To Extend James Gang Reunion
After their comeback performances at the tribute concert for the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and after the recently concluded VetsAid 2022, Joe Walsh says he wants to extend the James Gang reunion.
Walsh, together with bassist Dale Peters and drummer Jimmy Fox performed short sets at both Hawkins tribute shows last September and most recently at the sixth annual VetsAid show. During their nine-track performance at the VetsAid, they were joined by their special guest, Dave Grohl.
When Walsh was asked whether the VetsAid was expected to be their final concert, he said:
“Glenn Frey used to say, ‘Never say never,’ so I’m not. We played the concerts for Taylor Hawkins and it worked really good. We got in front of an audience and we were able to do what we used to do.
“I haven’t played loud on 11 in a long time; I play in a vocal group, so I have small amps. It’s different to turn it up and go for it, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until we started cookin’ with the James Gang. I can’t wait to play again.”
Walsh said before how he was amazed by “how much love” there was for Hawkins at the September shows. He recalled:
“It was a pilgrimage of musicians.
“The green room was kinda like the Star Wars bar, and we all got a chance to bond – which we don’t get to do anymore in the digital age. It was profound backstage, and the amount of love that came off the stage and back from the audience was profound.”