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Joe Walsh 'Analog Man' Performance: Longtime Eagle Performs First Solo Single In Two Decades (EXCLUSIVE)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/26/2012 12:59 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 12:59 pm

Joe Walsh Analog Man

Longtime Eagle and altogether rock legend Joe Walsh is back with a performance of "Analog Man," the lead single off his first solo album in two decades.

The performance, which is premiering exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment, can be seen in the video player at the top of this article.

"It's been 20 years and I have a lot to say," Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Walsh said via press release. "These songs come from the heart."

Jeff Lynne -- of Electric Light Orchestra fame -- also makes a guest appearance.

As we reported when the single was released, the track is the rock equivalent of Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune," an anti-digital manipulation screed that features Walsh railing against everything from LCD TV screens to e-mail.

"Welcome to cyberspace, I'm lost in a fog," the 64-year-old sings. "The whole world's living in a digital dream / it's not really there, it's all on the screen."

Walsh has one of the most commercially successful careers in rock and roll, doing stints in not one but three popular bands. The guitarist was a part of the James Gang, Barnstorm, and, of course, the Eagles. On Analog Man, Walsh is joined by Ringo Starr (Walsh's brother-in-law) on drums.

Paul McCartney enlisted Walsh to play guitar at his 2012 Grammy Awards Show performance of "My Valentine," off McCartney's album Kisses on the Bottom. Later in the broadcast, Walsh joined Springsteen and McCartney on stage for a medley performance.

His last solo effort, Songs for a Dying Planet, was released in 1992. "Vote for Me," a single off the album, reached the tenth spot on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart.

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