'Joe Walsh on the Future of James Gang &

the Future of James Gang &

Joe Walsh

says the hardest thing about putting together his VetsAid benefits for the past six years

“I had

to ask other artists if they would considering coming and participating and I’d never

” It clearly

has, but it turned out Walsh didn’t even have to invite one of the

“I hesitated

to ask him, but it was his idea,” says Walsh — who played both of Foo

“He said,

‘I’m gonna come’ and I said, ‘What are you gonna do?’ He said, ‘I

Grohl is

billed as a special guest on the lineup, which also includes Nine Inch Nails, the

I’m sure

he’ll play ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ with me, probably help sing it

” Grohl performed

“Funk #49” with James Gang at both of the Hawkins tribute concerts

VetsAid, in

partnership with the Combined Arms Institute, has so far distributed more than $2 million in grants

The acts

playing this year’s VetsAid show all hail from Ohio; Walsh, though born in Kansas,

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