Joe Walsh is a guitarist who was a founder of the James Gang, has had a solo career, and played with The Eagles. Walsh released two albums, 'Barnstorm' and 'The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get', in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Walsh received a good amount of airplay, and the most notable song from this time is "Rock Mountain Way".
In 1976, Walsh was invited to join The Eagles, and Walsh brought a more guitar-oriented style of music to the band, who were initially a country-esque group. After "Hotel California", Walsh resumed a solo career with the album "But Seriously, Folks..." which contained the famous "Life's Been Good".