Joe Walsh has embarked on his happy life journey after leading a tough lonely childhood following his battles with alcohol and drug addiction.
Now the rocker focuses mostly on giving back and contributing to society.
Walsh, 75, widely celebrated for his masterful guitar skills and witty sense of humor achieved success in various lineups throughout the year, including James Gang, the Eagles and Barnstorm, to name a few.
However, nothing fills him with more pride and selflessness than VetsAid, an annual veterans benefit concert he breathes life into every year.
In a recent conversation with PEOPLE in their week’s issue, multi-GRAMMY Award winner shared, “California has the biggest homeless vet population—what’s up with that? A homeless vet? I can’t do the math on that.”
He continued, “I thought, ‘You know what? This is a place where I can make a difference. I can do something about this.”
“So we do what we can, and I feel good about it. Everybody comes, and it’s beautiful, because it’s just one big family, “ the Kennedy Center Honor recipient shared his happiness over the event to the magazine.
This VetsAid 2023 will be graced by Jeff Lynne’s ELO, The Flaming Lips, The War on Drugs, Lucius and Walsh himself.
Additionally, the event will also feature a special guest Stephen Still when it hits San Diego.
Walsh is gearing up to set the stage on fire for his seventh annual festival offering, which is scheduled at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego on Sunday, November 12.
VetsAid first came out in 2017; since then it has raised $3 million for smaller, vet-run support groups and organizations across the country.
In the end of the dark tunnel of life, Walsh found his light;,solace in the rhythm of music and is leading a happy and content life with his happy marriage and a long awaited Eagles reunion.