Joe Walsh Says He’s Making Less Money From His Late Show Residency Than The Eagles Shows

The Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and had an enjoyable time with the audience. During the show, he humorously revealed he makes more money with the Eagles than his Late Show residency.

Joe Walsh has contributed to several bands throughout his career spanning over five decades. After playing with the bands like the James Gang and Barnstorm, he joined the Eagles in 1975, replacing the founding member Bernie Leadon. The rocker’s first record with the band was their fifth and top-charting studio album ‘Hotel California.’

He delivered guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals for the album. He also co-wrote the song ‘Life in the Fast Lane,’ which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, along with his bandmates Glenn Frey and Don Henley for this album. The album became one of the best-selling of the band by selling over 32 million copies worldwide.

Later, the sixth studio album ‘The Long Run’ was released in 1979, including the tracks ‘In the City’ and ‘I Can’t Tell You Why.’ Another one, ‘Heartache Tonight,’ peaked at number 1 on the singles chart and received a Grammy Award. The album has sold over eight million copies in the United States.

Walsh recently participated in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and started his residency with the show’s band Stay Human. During the conversation between the pair, Colbert asked if he liked to play more with the Eagles or the band on the show. Walsh humorously said that it depended on the situation. Then the guitarist revealed that he made less money with Stay Human than with the Eagles. While everyone was laughing, the host kept the joke going and looked for his wallet in his pockets. Then, Walsh said it was okay for him and did not mind the money.

Joe Walsh said the following when Stephen Colbert asked which band he preferred to play:

“It depends. Well, I get a little more money with the Eagles.”

Walsh added when Colbert said he did not have his wallet:

“No, this is fine. I don’t mind.”

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