Big 95 Spotlight: Joe Walsh on 'Hotel California'

JOE WALSH:  He's "grateful" for Hotel California

The Eagles' Hotel California is one of the biggest albums of all time, but Joe Walsh says they "had no idea" what they had on their hands back then.

Walsh tells the Las Vegas Sun they really didn't know it was "going to affect that many people. It was unheard of. We were amazed. It really turned into a big deal... I’m so proud to have been part of creating that album because a lot of musicians never get to experience that. 'Grateful' is a better word."

A more recent big deal was creating The History of the Eagles documentary. "We went into the vault where we tried to keep everything and found a whole concert we recorded we didn’t even know we had. So that’s part of the big box [set]." Walsh calls the 1976 shows at the Forum in L.A. "great to watch. I can’t believe how young we are -- I don’t even remember being that young. But we played our asses off. I think that’s the part of the repackaging that makes it juicy."

This week, Joe Walsh returns to Las Vegas for three re-scheduled shows at the House of Blues (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). Recently, he told us how much he enjoyed his first "mini-residency" there.

The 40th anniversary reissue of Hotel California is out on November 24th.

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