Foo Fighters gave fans who attended the band's huge gig on July 22 in Boston at Fenway Park received an extra special surprise. Playing the second show of a two-night stand at the famed ballpark, the 12-time Grammy winners ripped through a hit-filled 24-song setlist, which included an unannounced appearance by Joe Walsh.
Ultimate Classic Rock reports on July 23 that the Eagles guitarist joined the legendary Seattle rockers just past the half-way mark of the show to jam through a beefed up version of his 1973 solo single “Rocky Mountain Way.” The ex-James Gang star last performed the anthem rocker with Foo Fighters back on Nov. 14, 2014 at a special show at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
Walsh has a long association with Foo Fighters. The veteran rocker performed as guest artist on Foo Fighters' 2014 Sonic Highways track “Outsider” and also paired up with FF frontman Dave Grohl for a Beatles tribute performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards, covering The Fab Four's 1968 White Album epic “Still My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
Fans who missed the Fenway Park jam can check out the action courtesy of fan-shot footage. The audience goes bonkers as Walsh launches into the instantly familiar signature guitar riff of “Rocky Mountain Way,” extending it in length slightly to tease the crowd before FF drummer Taylor Hawkins brings the entire band aboard as Walsh sings, “Spent the last year Rocky Mountain way/Couldn't get much higher.”
Foo Fighters launched their second North American tour leg July 6 in Columbia, Maryland. Touring in support of their 9th studio album Concrete and Gold, the band will be back in action on July 25 at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at Blossom Music Center with the tour wrapping up Oct. 18 in St. Paul, Minn., at Xcel Energy Center. Grab your Foo Fighters tickets now at AXS.
Walsh will be back on stage with the Eagles to continue their 2018 North American trek, tour on July 24 in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena with their tour slated to wrap up Oct. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio, at Quicken Loans Arena. Walsh recently secured Eagles bandmate Don Henley along with country star Chris Stapleton and James Taylor to perform at his second annual VetsAid Festival to be held Nov. 11 Tacoma, Wash., at Tacoma Dome. Get your Eagles tickets now at AXS.