Joe Walsh is a renowned songwriter and musician best known as the lead guitarist in the classic rock band the Eagles. After releasing his 1974 debut solo album So What, he replaced Bernie Leadon in the Eagles in 1975 and helped lead the band away from its country rock style to a harder rock sound, catalyzing a shift in style that is evident on the Eagles' iconic 1976 album, Hotel California. While the band struggled to follow-up its most famous effort, Walsh resumed his solo work with his 1978 album But Seriously, Folks.... After the Eagles broke up in 1980, he kept busy by briefly playing with a few bands and joining prominent musicians such as Ringo Starr on tour. Walsh reunited with the Eagles for a reunion tour in 1994 and has since been touring and recording with the legendary rock band. In 2007 the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, its first studio album since 1979. Along with his work with the Eagles, Walsh continues to release his own solo material including his 2012 album, Analog Man.