James Gang perform for the first time in 16 years at Taylor Hawkins tribute event

Joe Walsh performing live
(Image credit: Benjamin Wright/Twitter)

For the first time in almost two decades, Joe Walsh led his James Gang bandmates Dale Peters and Jim Fox on to the stage, as the legendary hard rock three-piece reunited for Saturday’s mammoth Taylor Hawkins tribute concert.

In what was their first live performance since 2006, Walsh and co were introduced to the audience by Dave Grohl, who fondly reflected, “If you’ve ever seen a picture of Taylor Hawkins, most likely he was wearing a fucking hat that said James Gang on it.”

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.