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Exclusive Video: Joe Walsh Performs "Funk #49" for 'Guitar Center Sessions'

Here's an exclusive clip of Joe Walsh performing the classic James Gang track "Funk #49" from his recent Guitar Center Sessions episode.

Guitar Center Sessions, which appears exclusively on DIRECTV, showcases exclusive live performances, all of which are filmed in hi-def at Guitar Center’s Hollywood, California, location. Each episode features interviews conducted by Nic Harcourt.

“In the upcoming episodes of Guitar Center Sessions, we really get down to the root of how these artists have overcome their struggles on the road to success,” Harcourt says. “These are musicians who have found a way to turn their passion into a profession and by sharing their stories we aim to inspire more artists to follow suit.”

[[ Joe Walsh's new album, 'Analog Man,' was featured in Guitar World's list of the 50 best albums of 2012. See the full list here! ]]

Walsh's episode kicked off the new season; the next installment, featuring Ben Folds Five, will air Friday, December 14. Check out the full schedule below the video.

For more about Guitar Center Sessions, visit gc.guitarcenter.com/sessions. For more about Walsh, visit his official website.

Guitar Center Sessions 2012 Episode Schedule:

  • Dec. 14: Ben Folds Five
  • Dec. 21: Meiko
  • Dec. 28: Papa Roach
  • Jan. 11: Hoobastank
  • Jan. 25: Jimmy Cliff
  • Feb. 8: Kinky
  • Feb. 22: Andy Allo
  • March 8: Skylar Grey

Joe Walsh is featured on the cover of the May 2012 issue of GW. Check it now at the Guitar World Online Store!

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.