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Joe Walsh On Glenn Frey’s Impact On His Life

The first anniversary of Glenn Frey’s passing is less than a week away, and many times this past year, his Eagles bandmates have paid tribute to him.

Joe Walsh was on the KKLZ Morning Show recently when he talked about Frey’s impact on his life and his role in the Eagles:

“To have spent the time that I got to spend with Glenn, it was life changing.  He was such a good friend.  Such a good musician, and he had such a grasp of the big picture, y’know?  He knew what he wanted to do, and it was make the Eagles into exactly what they were…This has been said about him, but he was like the coach of a football team, y’know?…We all had so much respect for him that we all let him run with the football.  I always thought when I first was going to join, I thought with the vocals and the songwriting that’s already in place, ‘Boy, I could play some kick-ass guitar on that!’  I’m just grateful for the time that Glenn was in my life, because he took the quality of my whole life up a big notch.”


Walsh is currently playing a series of shows though July 21st at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.  After that, he will be providing support on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers U.S. tour, which kicks off April 20th in Oklahoma City.  For Walsh complete show itinerary, head over to

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  True story.