Memorable Classic Rock Guitar Licks, Part Two, Eagles, “Life In The Fast Lane” [VIDEOS]
In 1976 Joe Walsh had already established himself as a household name with ‘The James Gang’ and ‘Barnstorm’, he is the featured guitarist in “Life In The Fast Lane.”
Joe Walsh replaced Bernie Leadon as the Eagles lead guitarist and the first album with Walsh was, ‘Hotel California.’
The album was a major success thanks in part to three hit singles,“New Kid In Town”,”Hotel California” and “Life In The Fast Lane” which was co-written by Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
The opening riff was devised by Walsh before “Life In The Fast Lane” was even written and he shared it during an Eagles rehearsal.
Joe Walsh with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band from 1989 performing “Life In The Fast Lane.”:
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