April 26, 2020

Joe Vitale - Drummer/Hit Songwriter and author of “Back Stage Pass.”

Joe Vitale - Drummer/Hit Songwriter and author of "Back Stage Pass."

Born into a musical family, Joe Vitale is a veteran musician and drummer whose career has spanned over forty-five years of touring, recording, song writing, and producing with legendary and Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame artists. Along with vocals, he also plays percussion, keyboards and flute. His drumming encompasses all styles of music. A dedicated professional, his quality of performance is evident in his resume.
Joe Vitale has played on over 70 Billboard charted albums. He has toured & recorded with such greats as Joe Walsh, The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Peter Frampton, Buffalo Springfield, Dan Fogelberg, John Entwhistle, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Carl Wilson, Don Felder, Boz Scaggs, Rick Springfield and many others.
Joe Vitale's performances & songs have appeared on many Television shows and Movies including: Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, SCTV, Arsenio Hall, The Drew Carey Show, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary Concert, Saved by the Bell, Spy Games, Joe Dirt, The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Warriors, The Devil's Rejects, The Beverly Hillbilly's Movie, History of the Eagles, Fringe, That 70's Show and played and appeared in the movie Ricki and the Flash (Meryl Streep)…just to name a few.
Vitale has also co-produced albums for Joe Walsh, Stephen Stills, CSN & CSNY. His many songwriting credits include the classic Joe Walsh song, “Rocky Mountain Way,” and also, “Pretty Maids All in a Row,” from The Eagles classic album, “Hotel California,” both co-written with Joe Walsh.

He has three solo albums, “Roller Coaster Weekend,” “Plantation Harbor,” and “Speaking In Drums,” and a book, “Back Stage Pass,” about his career in music. He’s also produced his son, Joe Jr.’s, first album, “Dancing with Shadows.”

In 2011 Joe played drums for the historic “Buffalo Springfield Reunion”

Joe Vitale is currently on tour with Joe Walsh.

You can read more about Joe on his website: www.joevitaleondrums.com

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